• September 26, 2022
  • Tips
  • By: CYTIES

Fall isn’t complete without a piping hot coffee in hand for city strolling. What better place to round up some coffee conversation than the empire of it all? Our CYTIES team spent the last month in the Emerald City getting jazzed on every kind of coffee concoction you can imagine, we were not sleepless. Coffee in the last decade has become a bit pretentious to some, but the drip game is now leveling out to some seriously cool and cultured coffee shops in the PNW. We’ve rounded up the best of Seattle, in no particular order. From Vietnamese coffee, to easy-going neighborhood roasters, to perfectionists over the espresso drop, this list will not fail you. Bookmark this article to explore the ever evolving coffee culture of one of America’s most caffeinated cities, one cup at a time.

  • Cafe Lardo – Contemporary local coffeehouse chain featuring sustainable beans, plus pastries & other baked goods.
  • Fulcrum Cafe – Sleek spot brewing single-origin coffees alongside modern cafe eats, complete with a vibrant mural.
  • Anchorhead Coffee – Local coffee roaster serving unique beverages made with award-winning coffees
  • Milstead & Co. – Art lines the walls of this rustic-chic coffeehouse that pours brews & sells bags of beans too.
  • Espresso Vivace – Espresso Vivace is a Seattle area coffee shop and roaster known for its coffee and roasting practices.
  • Monorail Espresso – Snappy little takeout window serving espresso-based hot beverages & homemade cookies. *CYTIES favorite, a staple.
  • Caffe Umbria – Upmarket espresso plus panini & pastries in a European-style cafe setting with outdoor tables.
  • Hello Em – A coffee shop with an in-house air roaster. We specialize in Vietnamese green coffee beans imported directly from our family farm in Vietnam and is located in the Little Saigon
  • Porchlight Coffee & Records – Coffeehouse & record shop offering sustenance including java, beer, sandwiches, bagels & pastries.
  • Elm Coffee Roasters – Coffee bar chain offering house-roasted direct-trade coffee, along with brewing gear & whole beans
  • Empire Roasters & Records – Cheerful, intimate coffee shop serving java drinks, pastries, sweets, nutella waffles & sandwiches.
  • Zeitgeist Coffee – Airy cafe in an industrial-feeling space offering coffee & pastries, plus local art on the walls.


Coffee dates back to 800 A.D.

Brazil grows the most coffee in the world.

The world’s most expensive coffee can cost more than $600 a pound.

Coffee drinkers tend to live longer.