If the Web is a wasteland, Online Coffee Co. seeks to tame and civilize it. The most urbane of Seattle’s Internet cafes has its terminals artfully arranged on handsome wooden desks; quiet classical music plays over the sound system. These comforts, paired with the Online Coffee Co.’s terrific coffee drinks, limited selection of beer and wine and earth-tone décor, will make you feel as if you’ve hijacked someone’s personal study. The free half-hour of Web access with drink purchase doesn’t hurt, either.
Online Coffee Company has two locations, each offering near-optimal comfort and convenience, though the Company’s more heavily trafficked downtown location seems a little quieter than its Capitol Hill location. No matter which you choose to visit, you’re assured of checking your e-mail or enjoying your double-shot latte in a warm and truly hospitable atmosphere.
By Geoff Carter