Seattle is known around the world for its beans, so it should come as no surprise that the city is peppered with impressive coffee shops.
This, of course, comes in handy on those days you want to escape the west coast rain, fuel up for a busy work day, or just enjoy a piping hot treat.
Coffee enthusiasts will have high expectations heading into the coffee capital of the world, so we’ve compiled 10 of the best cafes in the city for you to choose from, and don’t worry — all important considerations were taken: reviews, menu options, and how it’ll look on the ‘gram.
Whether you’re a resident or tourist, taste a little bit of history by going to where Starbucks first opened its doors — Seattle’s Pike Place Market. You can sit down in the warm atmosphere and choose from a variety of coffee, pastries, and wraps!
Address: 102 Pike Street, Seattle
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.
Address: #103-240 2nd Ave South, Seattle
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!
Address: #105-1600 7th Avenue, Seattle
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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.
Address: 1930 2nd Avenue, Seattle
If you’re craving some worldly flavor, you can head a little north of the downtown to La Marzocco Cafe, where it 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.
Address: 472 1st Avenue N, Seattle
With four locations to choose from, and named after each neighborhood it’s located in, Seattle Coffee Works serves a diverse selection of coffee served by baristas who undergo training for nine months before making that important pour!
Address: 108 Pine Street, Seattle
Located near the famous neon-red “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.
Address: #34 94 Pike Street, Seattle
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.
Address: #100-300 Pine Street, Seattle
Located between two of Seattle’s historical sites, this coffee roaster also serves specialty coffees, breakfast, brunch, lunch, and sandwiches to go.
Address: 1321 1st Avenue, Seattle
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.
Address: 2121 1st Avenue, Seattle
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