Five Seattle Coffeeshops Not Named Starbucks
While Starbucks is a great standard in Seattle for a cup of joe, there are some fabulous options for local roasters and cafés that can satisfy even the truest of coffee connoisseurs. If you love a finely roaster bean, make sure you don’t limit your café experiences in the city to just the “original” Starbucks. Some of our top five choices include:
1. Bang Bang Café
Located in Belltown, this café serves delicious Lighthouse Roasters coffee, a Seattle roaster just north of downtown. In addition to great coffee, Bang Bag has a wonderful breakfast and lunch menu with lots of vegetarian and vegan friendly options.
2. Analog Coffee
Situated in Capitol Hill, Analog Coffee is a cool, modern café that uses a selection of local roasters. Their baristas are truly coffee experts and deliver a finely crafted espresso every time. In addition, right next door is their sister café, B-Side Foods, which serves smalls plates for breakfast and brunch.
3. Vivace Espresso
With two Capitol Hill locations, and one café in South Lake Union (Across from the Flagship REI), this local roaster has some of the most delicious coffee in the city. The South Lake Union café also has a great kid-friendly area with toys and books to distract the littles, while you sip your espresso.
4. Caffe Umbria
Caffe Umbria offers an authentic European vibe, by creating Italian roasted coffee in Seattle’s Pioneer Square downtown. The café also serves pastries, panini sandwiches, gelato and fine Italian beer and wine.
5. Herkimer Coffee
This local roaster has locations in South Lake Union, Phinney Ridge and the University District in Seattle. Herkimer buys only traditionally cultivated beans in order to promote sustainable growing techniques and, in addition, deliver a high quality product. Their café’s offer a small selection of locally baked goods as well.
Photo credits @herkimer coffee and @bangbangcafe
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