12 best coffee shops to visit in Seattle

Sep 29 2020, 8:33 pm

It’s a well-known fact that Seattle does coffee right — heck, we were recently ranked the best coffee city in the States.

Just because we’re the birthplace of Starbucks, however, doesn’t mean that it’s the one spot you should go to.

Venture around the city and find your next favorite hotspot, or use our list of coffee shops that can’t be missed.

In celebration of National Coffee Day, we’ve rounded up our favorite spots for a fresh cuppa joe in Seattle.

Coffeholic House


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Seattle’s first-ever Vietnamese coffee bar, Coffeeholic House serves up some of our favorite coffee in Seattle. The menu features traditional and modern variations of Vietnamese coffee, all of which are sure to satisfy your cravings for a caffeine buzz.

Location: 3700 S Hudson Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-722-3327
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Lula Coffee Co.


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The West Seattle coffee shop, which opened in January, is fully pandemic-ready with a coffee drive-thru alongside the walk-in cafe. If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, order a standard espresso drink ranging in price from $3 to $5. Each drink can be customized with a variety of plant-based milk options and over 35 flavored syrups.

Location: 4451 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Phone: 206-566-5405
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Elm Coffee Roasters


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If you’d like to sip on a cup of Joe in another historical part of Seattle, head to Elm Coffee Roasters, located in Pioneer Square. The cafe roasts its own coffee in-house and serves their drinks with pastries too.

Location: #103-240 2nd Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-445-7808
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Anchorhead Coffee


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Located in the city’s downtown, Anchorhead Coffee has a trendy cafe for you to hang out inside of with pastries, sandwiches, and “quaffles,” which one patron said is a croissant cooked in a waffle iron!

Location: #105-1600 7th Avenue, Seattle
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Moore Coffee Shop


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Can you taste the IG likes from that coffee art yet? If not, you can satisfy your real tastebuds with the assortment of coffee from Moore Coffee Shop or the variety of waffle servings offered.

Location: 1930 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-883-7044
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La Marzocco Cafe


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If you’re craving some worldly flavor, you can head a little north of the downtown to La Marzocco Cafe, which not only serves as an Italian espresso manufacturer but also offers different coffee from the US and across the globe each month — when the bar set-up and menu also get a makeover.

Location: 472 1st Avenue N, Seattle
Phone: 206-388-3500
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Seattle Coffee Works


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With four locations to choose from, and named after each neighborhood it’s located in, Seattle Coffee Works serves a diverse selection of coffee by baristas who undergo training for nine months before making that important pour!

Location: 108 Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-340-8867
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Storyville Coffee


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Located near the famous “Public Market Center” sign in Pike Place Market, you can get cozy in Storyville’s cafe while you sip on a hot brew with some baked goods and enjoy the view.

Location: #34 94 Pike Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-780-5777
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Victrola Coffee Roasters


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The newest location is modern and filled with light, offering a variety of blend and single-origin coffee for you to choose from — and if you have to jet, their pastries and sandwiches can be made to go.

Location: #100-300 Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 1-800-575-5282
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FONTÉ Coffee Roaster


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Located between two of Seattle’s historical sites, this coffee roaster also serves specialty coffees, breakfast, brunch, lunch, and sandwiches to go.

Location: 1321 1st Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-777-6193
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Cherry Street Coffee House


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You could almost say each cup is a winner — but actually. Cherry Street Coffee House’s staff go through a training program developed by the country’s 2014 Barista Champion, Laila Ghambari. After more than 20 years in business, the cafe serves up hot and cold drinks, breakfast options, sandwiches, and salads.

Location: 2121 1st Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-441-7176
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Spacious, bright, and friendly service is what makes this spot great. The only thing we don’t love about Milstead is the lack of outlets. While great for a meeting or studying without tech, we wouldn’t necessarily suggest this spot for those looking to work on a laptop.

Location: 754 N 34th Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-659-4814

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