Coffee Shops You Can’t Miss In Seattle
Ditch Starbucks, and hit up these independent Seattle coffee shops
Seattle might forever be associated with Starbucks, but there’s much more to the city’s coffee culture than one ubiquitous brand. Below, we share four independently-owned shops close to Motif Seattle that you can’t miss during your next visit to the Emerald City.
Preserve And Gather
You’d be hard pressed to find a better latte than here. For starters, the cup is warmed. And the taste strikes a lovely balance – every sip is smooth and silky. Beans from Seattle’s renowned Conduit Coffee Roasters simply enhance the flavor. And the temperature is just right – not scalding hot, but not lukewarm, either.
Slate Coffee Roasters
Since opening in 2012, this family-owned business has earned a reputation as one of Seattle’s top micro roasters. Today, the brand has four locations but the original one in Ballard shouldn’t be missed. The menu is simple with hand-brewed coffee, espresso, tea, and assorted pastries.
Tougo Coffee Co
Even though the first location in the Central District in 2007, it firmly remains one of the Emerald City’s best and beloved. The baristas are incredibly incredibly approachable and knowledgeable, and brew with beans from hip roasters like Velton’s, Kuma, and Sight Glass.
Even the most diehard coffee fans will flip for this operation. Equal parts museum, incubator for new roasters, and cafe, the chicly-designed space is equally great for groups or laptop-tapping individuals. The music is terrific as well, thanks to its location inside the studios the famed KEXP radio station.