Seattle is known for many things. From the Space Needle to its laid back and relaxed feel, these are just a few of the things millions of travelers think of when they head to this west coast hot spot. Of all the many things it is known for though, some of the most well-known are its coffee’s. The home of one of the biggest known coffee slingers in the world, Starbucks, it is also known for many other coffee shops that are on a much smaller scale. These are the places that embody the café experience and are truly great places to grab an amazing cup of joe. Take a step outside your everyday norm, and go ahead and try something new. William Bailey Travel invites you to take a closer look at 3 of the best places in Seattle to enjoy a cup of coffee that aren’t Starbucks.
One of the pioneers in the coffee industry in Seattle first opened its doors in 1988. Vivace opened their first location on Capitol Hill, and now has two other locations in the city. If you’re going to check them out visit their Sidewalk Bar location on Broadway, their first location which started the classic Rosetta latte art design. This neighborhood staple features more than just a great cup of coffee, but an experience as well.
For those that love the taste of a great bean look no further than Herkimer. This roaster gets their organically grown beans from all over the world. They’ve branched out and now have three locations, one in Phinney Ridge, one in Westlake, and their newest which is near UW.
For the truly small coffee/café experience look no further than Lighthouse Roasters. Although this place may be tiny, it has garnered a loyal following and has been in business since 1994. This place takes you back to the cozy, less corporate coffee environs of the past. Grab a one of their French presses and sit back and relax in the comfy environment.
Just a few of the many amazing smaller coffee shops found throughout this coffee capital, you are sure to find the perfect experience to satisfy your palette in this amazing city.