About Caffe Ladro

About Caffe Ladro

Now a Seattle coffee institution, Caffe Ladro opened our first location on Upper Queen Anne in 1994. People ask about Caffe Ladro and the company name origin. Caffe Ladro is Italian for coffee thief. When we opened up right next to Starbucks, we intended to pinch their customers with the best staff and coffee we could find.

From the intimate vibe of that single café and bakery, we grew to fifteen locations in and around Seattle. Each café maintains our superb coffee, signature friendly atmosphere, and freshly baked goods.

Ladro has always valued sustainably and ethically produced coffee. In 2000, we were the largest chain in the country serving only Fair Trade coffee. Later, in 2011, we launched Ladro Roasting. That division of the company sources green coffees through relationships with coffee farmers and millers. Then it also roasts all the coffee it purchases at our Queen Anne roastery. Our cupping lab and training program ensure customers always receive perfection.

We offer a range of blends and seasonally changing micro lot coffees at our cafés and for our wholesale partners. We happily ship coffee all over the country and world through our online store. We’re profoundly dedicated to serving our customers and community.

Nice coffee place. Stop by a lot when we are walking by the neighborhood. Nice sitting outside on a nice day. Service is always quick. Never tried the drive through, but it’s a nice place to sit if you have some time to spend.

Chris Maguire, Edmonds Caffe Ladro

Surprisingly quiet place in the middle of a busy downtown area. Definitely awesome coffee, good customer service, pastry was very good too. Good amount of places to sit and enjoy yourself. Definitely recommend! Cool location too, right next to an art gallery.

Vanessa Mitchell, Union Street Caffe Ladro