Seattle is the home of many top cafes that serve good coffee in various cafes and coffee shops. These age from the ultra-chic spaces to more eclectic fun coffee shops, but they all have one thing in common, serving great coffee for the discerning caffeine takers. Here are our top Cafes in Seattle.
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1321 First Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA
Fonte Cafe is an elegant European-style coffee shop located on the street across from the Seattle Art Museum. The coffee is the top attraction in this bistro-style eatery. The menu also includes brunch and lunch items, primarily salads and sandwiches that are freshly prepared. The breakfast menu serves omelets, bagels, and waffles.
In contrast, the lunch menu includes sandwiches such as the delicious Reuben sandwich containing roasted corned beef with swiss cheese, horseradish, and sauerkraut. The portions are filling, and the coffee is solid and tasty. The decor is stylish, with charcoal hues and leather booths that offer some privacy.
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Milstead & Co.
754 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Milstead and Co is a multi-roaster cafe with an excellent menu of roasted coffee beans from Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland. They are high-quality roasters with a wide range of coffees, various chai, and pastries from Seattle bakeries, making it one of our best Cafes in Seattle. The richness of the coffee, well-blended brewed coffee makes this cafe a must-visit spot.
They have exciting coffee blends such as the vanilla chai latte, which is perfectly blended, and the Colombian blend latte. They also offer non-caffeinated drinks such as lemonade, which is quite refreshing. The decor is relaxing and has great views from the large windows.
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2300 24th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
Fuel Coffee is a cafe that is located in Montlake with a neighborhood feel. The coffee in the cafe is strongly served from the Coffee Vita roasts and their signature in house-made pies. They serve espresso, Americano, and other types of coffee, as well as tea and chai lattes. The drinks are well brewed and served hot.
There are alternative accompaniments that include almond, soy, and oat milk, as well as syrups and Carmel. There are alternative drinks for non-coffee drinkers, such as Italian soda, hot chocolate, and bottled drinks. The cafe is large and airy with a classic coffee shop look. There are monthly art classes and art shows which are a plus.
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Zeitgeist, 171 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA
The main attraction in Zeitgeist is the arts, in addition to the great coffee. The cafe serves the coffee beans they privately roast for freshness and flavor that sets their coffee apart. The menu has offerings of fresh coffee, espresso drinks, and chai lattes. There are sandwiches and pastries available as well as salads.
There is a soup of the day that is served with fresh bread and butter. The soup changes every day, but it is a delicious surprise. The cafe is ample space with brick walls and high ceilings that make it the perfect relaxing spot for tasty coffee and delicious sandwiches.
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Street Bean Espresso
Street Bean Espresso, 2702 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA, USA
The Street Bean Espresso is a cafe located in the Belltown area. The coffee is fresh and robust, and excellently prepared. The multi-roaster coffee such as espresso, cappuccino, Kalita wave pour-over, and the lattes are delicious. The flavors come out strongly without being overwhelming. The hot chocolate was especially good with a rich and creamy taste.
The cafe also sells coffee beans which are freshly ground and have such a rich and tasty aroma. There are some pastries on offer as well. They are a non-profit organization that helps homeless youth by training them and reintegrating them successfully back into society.
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2205 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Cafe Ladro is famous for its well-brewed coffee. It is one of the best cafes in Seattle because of its organic coffee and fresh-baked pastries. The lattes and coffees are delicious with some interesting infusions, such as the orange zest, which elevates their coffee to another level. They also sell ground coffee that is fresh and flavorful.
The coffee does not leave an acidic aftertaste which makes them a must-visit cafe. We had the Macchiato, hazelnut latte, cinnamon maple, and hot chocolate, all of which were exceptional. The store has a bright space, and there is outside seating which is quite pleasant.
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Espresso Vivace Roasteria
532 Broadway Ave East Seattle WA 98102
Espresso Vivace is a cafe that has been in existence since 1988. The coffee is slow-roasted and is mostly Northern Italian style coffee. The family-owned coffee shop serves coffee made from arabica, which yields a deep and rich coffee with a caramel flavor. The cafe does not serve drip-down coffee as they brew all their coffee.
Some of the best coffees we have had at the cafe include the outstanding espresso shots, the double espresso with shots of vanilla and orange, which is the perfect balance of sweet and rich, and the delicious lattes. They serve pastries from Seattle bakeries with vegan options included.
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3510 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
Flying Apron is a cafe that serves gluten-free and plant-based snacks as well as great-tasting coffee. Located in Fremont, the pastries on offer include organic, gluten-free, wheat-free, and vegan. The food is fresh and tasty, with various items on the menu such as soups, salads, pizza, mac and cheese, pot pie, pizza, and lasagna.
All the cheese is in-house-made, making it great for people with food allergies. The pastries include cake, cookies, and donuts, all of which are organically produced. The coffee is freshly made with organic, single-origin beans from Seven Coffee Roasters. The fresh food and coffee make this one of the top cafes in Seattle.
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4116 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105, USA
This cafe is a favorite for the UW students as it is located near the university. It has a fun vibe with music playing at a soft volume, and there is plenty of seating, in and outdoors. The coffee is strong and freshly brewed, and the other beverages, such as the chai selection and soft drinks, are refreshing and well prepared.
The foam is just right, and the latte art is so good. Pastries are served fresh from their kitchen with pumpkin bread, and the white chocolate banana bread is exceptional. This eclectic cafe with weekend bands is one of the best cafes in Seattle.
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5028 Wilson Avenue South, Seattle, WA, USA
The Seward Park Cafe Vita serves some of the best coffee in Seattle. The cappuccino is delicious with well-steamed milk and great foam. The oat milk valencia and the vanilla latte with orange zest were exceptional. The coffee is always creamy and balanced and does not leave an acidic aftertaste. They have a wide variety of blends such as African blends, Latin American coffee, green teas, black teas, and herbal teas.
The atmosphere is relaxed with local art on the walls. The baristas are knowledgeable and pleasant. They also sell roasted and grounded coffee beans, making it one of the best Cafes in Seattle.