If I had to pick coffee capital of USA, then Seattle would be a strong contender or even the winner. Seattle is filled with so many good coffee shops. I went to a couple of them during my 4 day visit and not a single one disappointed. Here is a run down of my favorite/must visit coffee shops in Seattle in no particular order!
First is La Marzocco Cafe. Sounds familiar? Well that’s because most coffee shop use espresso machines from this company. You have probably seen the name on espresso machine while waiting to get your coffee. La Marzocco opened their first showroom/coffee shop at KEXP radio station. This place definitely has the best vibe out of all the coffee shops. You can listen to live radio and even watch the RJ while he/she hosts the show. You can sit in one of their many fine seating areas and have a little chat with your friends or focus on your work all while listening to some good alternative/indie rock music. My favorite thing about this place definitely has to be the fact that they really don’t have a menu. Barista will make anything you ask. Since La Marzocco does not have or roast their own beans, coffee beans from different roasters are served every month.
Broadcast Coffee Roasters roasts their own beans and also have storefronts that serve you coffee. I loved the chill casual vibe of this place. Pictured above is Mezza which is basically an Americano with part milk and hot water. They are 3 locations within Seattle but their beans can be found in various other restaurants and cafes in town.
Another coffee shop in the heart of this bustling city and close to one of my favorite parks in Seattle Occidental Square, is Elm Coffee Roasters. Just like Broadcast Coffee Roasters, they also roast their own beans. This one seems to roast their beans right inside the coffee shop (or at least that is what it seemed like with all the roasting equipments). I loved the minimalist relaxed vibe of this place. Coffee did not disappoint either.
Milstead and Co. is a local favorite and is in one of the hip neighborhood, Fremont. Milstead and Co. doesn’t roast their own beans, but instead sources from different roasters around the nation. This rustic chic coffee shop is known to be fussy about the details in preparation. Well I don’t think I mind it at all because who doesn’t want that perfect cup of coffee. Keep on fussing.
These are my picks! Comment below your favorite ones.