Kitanda Espresso & Açai

Written by on March 27, 2015 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(kitanda.com) – Kirkland, Washington

Kitanda

How I heard of this place: A Brazilian friend introduced me to Kitanda one afternoon as we were finishing up some errands in the south end, and on our way back to Seattle.

Kitanda Espresso Bar

Type of cuisine: KITANDA has built a strong reputation for offering a wide variety of quality food products that include delicious Brazilian specialties such as the gluten-free cheese bread, gourmet coffee drinks, açaí smoothies and bowls, desserts, and pastries. Also, all of our coffee drinks are made with 100% Organic Brazilian beans because we believe that all of our customers should walk out of our stores knowing that they received the best experience they could get from a cup of coffee. The acai, an energy-packed, all natural, organic and healthy fruit, is used to prepare the finest recipes that were also created by our family with the goal of providing you with healthier alternatives that taste spectacular and are adequate at any time of the day.Our mission, as a family business, is and will always be to serve the American market with quality coffee drinks and food products that combines the best from both Brazil and the U.S.

Kitanda Bar

Ambiance: Unassuming, set in the midst of a strip-mall, low signage which is easily obscured by large trucks parked in front, Kitanda opens up into a low-ceilinged,

Kitanda Interior

open space with hardwood floors, limited seating, an extensive bar and minimal Brazilian goods/specialties market.

Kitanda Seating & Market

What I ordered: On my first trip – just two days prior to my second – my Brazilian friend introduced me to the Cheese Roll ($1.90),

Kitanda Cheese Rolls

(the inside even more amazing)

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Coxinha/Chicken Cone ($2.19),

Kitanda Chicken Cones

and Pão de Queijo/Cheese Bread ($1.85), plain, original and delicious.

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On my first visit, I selected the iced Brazilian Mocha ($4.59) made with condensed milk and topped with whipped cream.

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On our second visit, we were most interested in and delighted by the Traditional Açaí Smoothie ($5.49) with banana.

Kitanda Traditional Acai Smoothie

What I loved: The Açaí Smoothie’s tart and sweet combination of flavors, icy and smooth on a warm spring day certainly gives reason for a return trip to Kitanda. The Cheese Bread interested me most on my first visit. My husband, of course, loved the Chicken Cone (which was the entire reason for my second trip to Kitanda).

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Why I loved it: It’s the only place I can think of that offers an abundance of Açaí products!

Kitanda Acai Menu

Cost: Average to high ($5.49 – $6.89 per Açaí Smoothie)

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