The 10 Coolest Coffee Shops in Seattle!

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There’s nothing better than the scent of a great cup of coffee to bring you to bliss. Whether it’s a humble mug of drip coffee or a delicately-crafted macchiato, Seattle is the city with all the best when it comes to this caffeinated cup. Seattleites pride themselves in their coffee culture and with the highest coffee shop per person ratio in the U.S., Seattle is steeped in this intensely cool and aromatic culture. Check out our top 10 coolest coffee shops in Seattle.

1. Local Color, Seattle, WA

If you’re looking for a perfect cup, however specific it may be, a nice atmosphere and cozy respite from the high energy of Pike Place Market, look no further. With its beautifully-executed mish mash of coffee, art, friendly locals, wine, cozy couches and food, Local Color is a must see.

2. Storyville Coffee Company, Seattle, WA

This is a place where you will see some of Seattle’s greatest coffee lovers flock. Delicious coffee and a serenely cool atmosphere with a warm fireplace is sure to leave an impression. Beautiful woodwork and friendly baristas who go out of their way to make you feel right at home makes Storyville Coffee Company the place to be.

3. Seattle Coffee Works, Seattle, WA

Seattle Coffee Works is one of the only coffee roasters in downtown Seattle. They roast their coffee with a passion of that of a fine wine aficionado, with that being said, you have a whole host of brewing options available from any number of their directly traded selections. This shop is a coffee hipsters dream come true. The sheer passion these roasters have is impressive and a must see.

4. Monorail Espresso, Seattle, WA

Monorail Espresso has had its doors open since 1980. This is a very special place in Seattle and everyone who’s enjoyed any one of their magical morning elixirs will tell you so! From a maple bacon latte to one of their lavender white mochas you can be guaranteed top shelf quality every time. The coffee isn’t the only thing unforgettable, with amazingly kind staff to boot, Monorail Espresso is one of Seattle’s best kept secrets.

5. Ghost Alley Espresso, Seattle, WA

With a name like Ghost Alley Espresso this coffeehouse is sure to thrill. This place is a haven for history buffs and melts the love of coffee and Seattle lore into one winning potion. The atmosphere comes right out of a book and the coffee straight from heaven. Unique drinks in a cozy setting makes Ghost Alley Espresso one of the coolest coffee shops you’ll have the pleasure of visiting.

6. Ancient Grounds, Seattle, WA

Ancient Grounds is an anthropological treasure and palatable delight. Ancient Grounds is a coffeehouse of delicious lattes and macchiatos as well as a storehouse of relics and artifacts from across the globe. Nothing is cooler than Indiana Jones. And If Indiana Jones were to open up a coffee shop, this is what it would be like. So, enter into this rare gem and taste all the riches Ancient Grounds has to offer. 

7. Anchorhead Coffee, Seattle, WA

With Anchorhead cold brew being offered throughout the northwest region for quite some time now, it’s no wonder that they decided to open a coffeehouse of their own. There is an exciting blend of cold brewed coffees, a time-intensive process which gives the coffee a much smoother finish, and a rotating selection of coffees and beers which can be paired with a delicious pastry know as a “Quaffle.” Think if a croissant and a waffle had a baby! Anchorhead Coffee is a must see!

8. Cherry Street Coffee House, Seattle, WA

A community-driven coffee shop with an impressive house-made menu of soups salads and sandwiches is sure to delight. Cherry Street Coffee House centers itself on the people of Seattle and thus is thick with a welcoming atmosphere. Cherry Street puts as much passion into their customers as they do with their coffee. Say “good morning!” at Cherry Street coffee house located in downtown Seattle. 

9. Victrola Coffee Roasters, Seattle, WA

Victrola Coffee Roasters extracts all that is great and cool about the early 1920s jazz movement which swept across America. This coffee shop is centered on the feel of speakeasies and the music which accompanied it. This place was built around the intention to have an enjoyable place to relax or hang out with friends. Stop on by Victrola Coffee roasters. One of Seattle’s coolest!

10. La Marzocco, Seattle, WA

This café (and showroom) “serves as a stage for specialty coffee,” according to their site. Coffees rotate monthly, and the excellent service makes this spot particularly unforgettable. Every month, a new, distinguished coffee roaster or brand from locations across the U.S. and the globe take over the space of La Marzocco’s café. A new menu is made, so customers always have something fresh and exciting to look forward to! La Marzocco will soon become your go-to coffee shop.  

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