Updated June 2021
Seattle is easily the coffee capital of the USA, I mean that’s where the country’s fave coffee spot was founded! While Starbucks is great, it is not the only café in Seattle. We have a roundup of some of the best shops in the city!
MR. WEST CAFé + BAR
If you're strolling around downtown Seattle and need a quick drink, Mr. West is a great spot! They offer anything from lattés to frosés on their drink menu and they also have the yummiest bites. The atmosphere at Mr. West is very cozy, so it is a great place to pop in if you need a break from shopping or touring Pike Place Market.
This café has only been around less than a year, but it has already become a Seattle favorite! URL offers yummy food and drinks from locally sourced ingredients, which is part of their philosophy. Their space is not only Instgrammable, but they also deliver a warm and inviting atmosphere.
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photo courtesy of URL Coffee
If you find yourself a little north of UW, in the Seattle burbs, Retreat is a great spot to go! After a nice walk around the lake, you can refuel with their wellness-focused drinks, like their amazing matcha latte! They also have plenty of healthy bites to choose from.
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photo courtesy of Retreat
ODDFELLOWS CAFé + BAR
One of the many things Dallas & Seattle has in common is having an Oddfellows! Although the two businesses are not related, the one in Seattle offers similar vibes as the one we have in Bishop Arts. Odfellows is known as the living room of the Pike/Pine district because of its large and welcoming environment. Their menu is inspired by both French and Italian cuisine, along with coffee & cocktails, so there is plenty to choose from!
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photo courtesy of Oddfellows
VIF WINE | COFFEE
Another great spot that can be found outside of downtown Seattle is Vif. They offers the best of 2 worlds, wine & coffee, and they do it naturally. Vif provides the only natural wines in Seattle, which means their fermentation process uses native yeasts without other additions. They also have great food that they make in house with ingredients sourced locally.
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photo courtesy of Vif Wine Coffee
COMMON GROUNDS COFFEE & CUPCAKES
If you find yourself on the other side of the Sound, in Renton, Common Grounds is a great spot to visit! Not only do they serve amazing coffee, but if you have a sweet tooth, their cupcakes are hard to beat! Common Ground bakes all their treats in house and they only use real, whole, & local ingredients. The ambiance there is very cool and comforting because they have local artists' work displayed inside plus they offer plenty of outdoor seating.
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BOON BOONA COFFEE
Another great spot in Renton is Boon Boona! They stand out because of the coffee they offer is exclusively sourced from different coffee producers in East African countries. Their ethical & sustainable relationships with the producers, including many women-owned companies, sets them apart and allows them to offer products that are not normally found. If you get a chance to try their coffee in Seattle, they also offer shipping of their beans online!
GHOST NOTE COFFEE
Ghost Note Coffee focuses on simplicity with their menu, but their drinks are bursting with flavor! They offer many flavor combinations along with flavor tinctures & syrups that you can choose so you can experiment with your taste buds.
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photo courtesy of Ghost Note Coffee
If you're wanting a cute Instagrammable beverage, Moore Coffee is the place to go! Not only do they have some of the cutest decorated cafés in Seattle, they also make the really cute latte art. You can choose anything from animals and flowers to popular characters, like Hello Kitty. No matter what you choose, you won't be disappointed!
photo courtesy of Moore Coffee