Vigilante Coffee

Crys

Great place to hang out, order coffee, and eat some seriously legit pastries. Coming from Seattle and experiencing some craptastic coffee in the last two years... it was bliss finding a place that not just serves decent coffee, but actually serves astonishingly good espresso. Their beans are worth buying and bringing home for the daily morning french press when you can't be bothered to leave the apartment. Their hot chocolate is decadent. Their pastries, again, are out of this world. There's some other breakfast type stuff on the menu that my eyes skim over. I just want a chocolate croissant, please and thank you. 

The down and dirty: 
The layout allows for intimate coffee seating with a friend, shared seating with other, or small-group seating with 3-5 people couple spots are wheelchair accessible. Building is wheelchair accessible. They're cool with service dogs and don't give you a judgy what for. Props for that. 

No wifi on the weekends. But during the week its a great place to work. 

The folks working there are friendly, used to working with Deaf folks, flexible with communication, and make fantastic eye contact. 

The lighting in the place is superb, too. 

It's spendy (worth it) so I don't go as often as I'd like to but it's a nice treat. 

  • Willingness to Gesture
  • Pen and Paper Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Service Animal Allowed
  • Well Lit Environment
  • Positive Attitude
  • Speaks Clearly
  • Makes Eye Contact

Rachel

This has to be the most deaf friendly coffee shop I have ever visited. I have been here a handful of times now and each time I can sign my order. Every barista seems to know at least the signs for things on the menu. They will use their ordering tablets to write out messages and you can write them back if needed. They point, gesture, and look you right in the eye. Not only that, they make you feel welcome and not at all like a hassle. Every time I come I am blown away by how seamlessly they serve deaf signers here. This seems to be a common experience as I have noticed more and more deaf folks flocking here. Today there is a large group of signers occupying a whole table. I've never seen a coffee shop get so much right in terms of being deaf friendly, wheelchair accessible, and service animal friendly as well. On top of all that, their coffee is AMAZING. They roast their own beans. Plus the space is bright, with high windows which help provide light but do not back light people when sitting at tables. 

  • Makes Eye Contact
  • Speaks Clearly
  • Knows Sign Language
  • Positive Attitude
  • Well Lit Environment
  • Service Animal Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pen and Paper Available
  • Willingness to Gesture

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