In Seattle, it simply can't be helped to have a daily craving for coffee in a cozy space. The aroma alone draws in crowds of people seeking an escape from the rain, and the complex flavors keep them there whilst they work, study, people watch, or catch up with friends. To switch things up the next time it pours, we've selected seven coffee shops you likely haven't tried yet.
Fika House Kafé
Located at the base of Soma Towers in Bellevue, Fika is a cafe for true connoisseurs of coffee. The Nordic-inspired interior is made up of clean lines, earth tones, and natural wood to evoke a natural yet modern aesthetic that can keep you cozy forever. Espresso-based drinks and cold brews are a given, but Fika also offers coffee flights, pairings, siphoned coffee, and coffee cocktails for those wanting to take things up a notch. Make sure to complete your experience with an authentic (and seasonal) Belgian waffle.
5 Stones Coffee Company
Through excellence, stewardship, relationships, hospitality, and generosity, 5 Stones Coffee works to create a memorable experience for every customer. The quaint and cozy cafe is located in Redmond, and has an industrial interior that you can admire while you warm up. Menus are available to view the complete list of food and drinks, but the biscuits, toast, cronuts (croissant + donut), and waffles are absolute must-tries (trust us). Pair them with a specialty drink such as the cafe stephano or the missile; they've all been locally sourced from Victrola Coffee Roasters and Slate Coffee Roasters.
Featuring a rotating list of artisanal, single, origin coffees, every cup of espresso and cold brew at Craftworks Coffee is perfectly, well, crafted. Located in lower Queen Anne near the Space Needle, the minimalistic and open interior provides ample room if you plan to stay a while with a laptop, book, or notebook. Try a raspberry-oatmeal tart or an orange chocolate con panna to treat yourself. Don't worry if you don't know the drinks — grab a seat at the bar and ask the baristas whatever you want.
Moore Coffee Shop
Tucked away in the fringe of downtown Seattle next to Moore Theater, Moore Coffee has a talent for adorable latte art. The drinks come in a variety of daring flavors ranging from bacon, nutella, matcha, horchata and more, plus seasonal options like taro or gingerbread. The space is small with vintage decor, making it the perfect place for a pick me up.
With a minimal, bright interior and high ceilings, Union Coffee is the perfect place to study or chill in the Capitol Hill area. There's almost too many Insta-worthy photo ops with beautiful lattes, Americanos, espressos, and their totally cute Hello Robin cookies. Union Coffee uses ganesha beans in their brews, and also hosts live performances on the upper loft with local musicians.
If you’re in search of a luxurious cafe that multitasks as an office, Coterie Worklounge is your place. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the shop opens the lounge and cafe space to the public, and unlimited access to meeting spaces and business services to members. As added incentive, happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. How can you refuse?
La Marzocco Coffee
This industrial-style cafe serves as a platform for specialty coffee and music, and puts the spotlight on new coffee roasters or brands every month. With each change, the team is re-trained, and the equipment is reconfigured to reflect the vision of the featured roaster or brand. Located inside KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center, you can check their website to see who's currently taking over the space.
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