Coffee shops in Seattle

14 Jan 2013

written by MyCityWay


In 1971, a small coffee bean roaster started a retail outlet at the pike market. You may have heard of that small retailer: Starbucks.  It expanded when Howard Schultz joined the company in 1981. Today, Starbucks has more than 17,000 stores in 55 countries.  The rest is history.

Seattle, due in large part to Starbucks, is considered ‘‘The Coffee Capital of America’. Here’s the MyCityWay list of a few other favorite coffee shops in Seattle:

Espresso Vivace

Espresso Vivace has a unique and precise blend of Java created by the owner, David Schomer. Caffé Latte Art, where you make decorations in the foam of a cappuccino is also distinctive to Vivace. Coffee here is considered one of the best by reviewers and bloggers alike. So grab a latte at this nice and friendly coffee shop.  532 Broadway E

Seattle Coffee Works

To experience fresh flavored coffee, head over to Seattle Coffee Works. They sell their coffee within a few days of roasting. You can try the new single blends or choose a personalized package from their Coffee Club section. 107 Pike Street

Bauhaus Books & Coffee

Sit in comfortable armchairs and soak in the atmosphere at the Bauhaus Books & Coffee. This café has been open since 1993 and is a great place to bring a book or just hang out. Nowadays, you will find college students and young professionals on their laptops with a steaming cup O’Joe in-hand. 301 E Pine St

Cafe Allegro

Café Allegro has the distinction of being the first espresso bar in Seattle.  Tucked away in the alley on 42nd, Allegro’s timeless brick walls, ample space, and strong coffee attract a diverse crowd.  College students are regulars since its right near the busiest entrance to the University of Washington campus. 4214 University Way NE


One cannot speak of coffee in Seattle without mentioning Starbucks. The company started out as a single store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market in 1971.

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