Coffee isn’t just a pick-me-up in the city of drizzle and beards – it’s a way of life. From boasting the country’s highest concentration of bean roasters to being the home of the world’s largest coffeehouse chain (Starbucks, hello!), the city runs off the buzz of a hot cup of joe. We’ve rounded up the best coffeehouses for an authentic cupping (coffee tasting) experience of Seattle.
BEST CUP OF JOE: Cafe Fiore
Cafe Fiore serves some of the best brew in town – and it’s a hot spot for locals. They take pride in every cup being all organic, perfectly balanced and never ever pretentious.
BEST MEET NEW PEOPLE VIBE: Neptune Coffee
From trivia competitions to knitting nights – you’re bound to make some local friends at Neptune Coffee. At least you know you’ll all have one thing in common, a profound love for good coffee.
BEST MUST VISIT: Starbucks at Pike Place Market
You just can’t leave Seattle without getting some java from the first Starbucks – nestled in Pike Place Market. A bag of beans makes a great gift for friends back home. Just saying.
BEST PASTRIES: Cafe Javasti
Crepes and coffee – also known as putting two perfect things together. Enjoy a piping hot mug of coffee with flavors like banana fluffer nutter or apricot jam, goat’s cheese and toasted almonds at Cafe Javasti, another firm favorite of mine.
BEST FOAM ART: Moore Coffee Shop
A utility closet turned coffee shop, Moore Coffee Shop is the place for foam butterflies in your latte and frothy kitties crawling out of your cappuccino. We know, it’s almost too cute for drinking. But just almost.