Cafe Cuzco now open on 15th

Cafe Cuzco is now open at the corner of 15th Ave NW & NW 57th St.

We drove by this morning and saw the signs out front but haven’t had a chance to stop in. We spoke with the owner a couple of weeks ago who says that the Peruvian cafe serves espresso, pastries and Peruvian goodies. They also have free wi-fi.

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NEIGHB0R
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NEIGHB0R

It was open last night, too.

ballardissmallilikeanonymity
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ballardissmallilikeanonymity

Anyone know if there's an accessible entrance on the other side?

thatonekid
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thatonekid

Maybe everyone from the chai house can move here

wear_a_shirt
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wear_a_shirt

I second that…especially that guy that never wears a shirt.

thatonekid
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thatonekid

the dude with the huge grey fro?

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I'm afraid not. The other end (north end) of the building is a nail shop and apparently not connected.

Stupid Hippie
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Stupid Hippie

Gray 'fro Dude, one of my favorite migrants to Ballard's new downtown alt-lifetyle scene.

coffeedrinker
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coffeedrinker

I visited before the official opening with my baby in the stroller and the owner guided me to the accessible entrance on the side where the nail shop is. He said he would soon have signage indicating the alternate entrance.
He also gave me an amazingly wonderful latte. This is a great place.

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Oh good! I'm happy to stand corrected.

ballardissmallilikeanonymity
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ballardissmallilikeanonymity

Thank you… I know that a new business is not required to make a space fully accessible if A) they are making no other exterior or major interior modifications, and B) making such accommodations would constitute an undue burden (i.e. replacing those 14 stairs with an elevator), so I'm genuinely THRILLED that the owner has figured out a reasonable alternate route!

Barrie Arliss
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my boyfriend went and said there were no treats to eat. just some brownies and he was pretty disappointed. if you're gonna open a place promising peruvian treats, have them come opening day.

khevinn
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khevinn

The atmosphere of this cafe is off to a great start, and the kind gents who run this cafe are eager for it to be a community spot. In fact, they'll be hosting a small jazz/groove jam tonight (Thursday 14 Jan 2010) which may turn into a weekly event!

MTP
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MTP

I think they've been around for a month now, and are in full swing. It's a really great place with a distinctly mellow vibe. The Peruvian goodies have (finally) arrived, along with Macrina baked goods. It feels a lot different than other coffee shops around here, mostly because of the soccer matches on tv and the Peruvian hip-hop playing in the background. Definitely the friendliest and least jaded staff at a coffee shop in the neighborhood. Maybe it's because they are new still. Maybe they'll get jaded – but they are excited to be here!

Liiyghtskateboards
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Liiyghtskateboards

does this place have a number to place orders .