10 Best Seattle Coffee Shops

Seattle is the coffee capital of the United States, and definitely something locals enjoy and are proud to share with visitors.  While Starbucks may be one of the more iconic and well-known options, there are so many other unique and delicious coffee shops in Seattle that are definitely worth a visit.

We can also incorporate coffee tastings into a fun group excursion or team building activity. Ask us how!

Here are the top ten Seattle coffee shops that we recommend you try:

  1. Milstead & Co.
    1. Location: 770 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
    2. Website: https://milsteadandco.com/
    3. Known for: Quality espresso and a relaxed atmosphere.
  2. Broadcast Coffee Roasters
    1. Location: 1918 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
    2. Website: https://broadcastcoffeeroasters.com/
    3. Known for: Unique coffee blends and a cozy setting.
  3. Preserve and Gather
    1. Location: 358 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117
    2. Website:  https://www.preserveandgather.com/
    3. Known for: Great pastries and a quiet ambiance.
  4. Elm Coffee Roasters
    1. Location: 240 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
    2. Website: https://elmcoffeeroasters.com/
    3. Known for: Expertly roasted beans and a minimalist design.
  5. The Station
    1. Location: 1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, WA 98144
    2. Website: https://www.thestationbh.com/
    3. Known for: A community-focused space with excellent coffee.
  6. Herkimer Coffee
    1. Location: 5611 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
    2. Website: https://herkimercoffee.com/
    3. Known for: Single-origin coffees and a laid-back vibe.
  7. Slate Coffee Roasters
    1. Location: 5413 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
    2. Website: https://slatecoffee.com/
    3. Known for: Offering a unique tasting experience for coffee enthusiasts.
  8. Anchorhead Coffee Co.
    1. Location: 1600 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
    2. Website: https://anchorheadcoffee.com/
    3. Known for: High-quality beans and a modern, industrial space.
  9. Storyville Coffee Company
    1. Location: 94 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
    2. Website: https://storyville.com/
    3. Known for: Exceptional coffee and a welcoming environment.
  10. Ghost Note Coffee
    1. Location: 1623 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
    2. Website: https://www.ghostnotecoffee.com/
    3. Known for: Specialty coffee and a quiet, artsy atmosphere.

Seattle Coffee Shop Ordering Tips

Now that you know where to go, the next step is to know what you order so you look like a local.  Here are some of our team’s favorite coffee orders:

  • Cappuccino
  • Pour-over drip coffee, straight black
  • Quad-shot americano
  • Doppio macchiato

If you need a few other ideas, Seattle Magazine revealed what some of our local celebrities like to order daily.  Let us know if you grab a cup and which Seattle coffee shop you enjoyed the most!


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