Seattle is spoiled with some of the most interesting and quaint coffee shops, so whether you live there or you’re planning a trip, come join NatureHub as we take a look at some of the best spots!
1. Preserve and Gather
Preserve and Gather is a modern, hip coffee shop that’s selling takeaway drinks and food only during the pandemic. Referring to itself as a “neighborhood café,” it’s known for being one of the friendliest places full-stop in Seattle!
Preserve and Gather specializes in java drinks and they’re especially known for their cortada. They also sell culinary delights including cookies, scones, and tasty, refreshing yogurts.
What else? You can show your support by treating yourself or a friend to an e-gift card!
Address: 358 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117
2. Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company
Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company has been around since 1997. It was at the beating heart of Seattle during the grunge movement of the nineties and remains just as popular today.
One of the reasons for Zoka’s continued popularity is its dedication to sustainability. Working closely with farmers, Zoka aims to build an economic and personal relationship with their sources.
They sell all kinds of blends, as well as homebrewing gear so that you can brew your own coffee!
What else? Zoka donates to charities. For every two bags sold, one is donated to a health care professional involved in the fight against the coronavirus. Other charities they support include BlackPast.
Address: 2901 NE Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105
3. Lighthouse Roasters
Lighthouse Roasters actually distribute their beans to various Seattle grocery stores. But they also have their own store where you can go and pick ‘em up.
We highly recommend it too, as Lighthouse Rosters is one of the city’s original roster cafes. Going back 25 years, its history might not predate Starbucks, but this is proper, artisan coffee we’re talking ‘bout here. Get on it.
What else? Lighthouse Rosters regularly exhibit artwork on their walls created by local artists.
Address: 400 N 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98103
4. Analog Coffee
Analog Coffee markets itself as a modern American coffee shop. It serves up Fresh Breeze organic dairy (thumbs up) and Herkimer coffee (gorgeous). They serve local roasters, too (more thumbs up!).
Known as one of the coolest places to chill and have a coffee in Seattle, Analog has even been featured in the New York Times!
What else? Analog Coffee remains open during the pandemic at the time of writing (January 2021).
Address: 235 Summit Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
5. Pluto Organic Cafe
Run by 2 brothers and their best friend, Pluto Organic Cafe sells organic coffee, health food and refreshing smoothies. They also sell vegan grub, and they cater to different diets: paleo, dairy free, and gluten-free.
So if you want a cold brew iced coffee or a succulent hot vegan sandwich composed of 100% organic ingredients, Pluto is the place to be.
What else? Pluto Organic Cafe sells award-winning Caffe D’arte Italian coffee!
Address: 2502 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
6. Tougo Coffee
Tougo Coffee is a cute, tiny, and very friendly coffee shop-come-bakery. As well as coffee, they love sourdough. Here, you will find all kinds of treats, including donuts and other assorted baked goods.
Their drinks menu, meanwhile, includes honey goat latte and salted caramel mocha. Mhmm.
What else? Tougo Coffee is open seven days a week, from 8 AM until 1 PM.
Address: 860 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
7. Cedar & Spokes Coffee
Cedar & Spokes Coffee is a fantastic spot for grabbing a coffee and relaxing, either by yourself or with friends. You could even pop along here to do some work.
The atmosphere is quiet and chilled, the baristas are known for their cheer and friendliness, and as well as coffee you can also treat yourself to toasts, panini’s and more.
There’s also a single origin offering list, too, as well as lots of seating.
What else? Cedar & Spokes sells a wide selection of West Coast wines.
Address: 2125 Western Ave #100, Seattle, WA 98121
8. Monorail Espresso
Love espresso? Then you have to check out Monorail Espresso, a fabulous Seattle coffee shop that’s been around for four decades.
Built on love, a sense of community and — of course — great coffee, Monorail’s original founder, Chuck, has since retired but he continues to mentor the business as it delivers on exceptional coffee. Here, you’ll find the unique Monorail espresso blend, but you can also buy shirts, prints, kettles, hats, mugs and more!
What else? To get as much bang for your buck as possible, you can purchase a Monorail gift card.
Address: 510 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
For more sustainable hidden gems in Seattle (and anywhere else in the U.S.), be sure to visit NatureHub. 😉