Seattle is widely considered the world center of coffee roasting, and it’s easy to see why. The city’s love of coffee can be traced back to the early 1900s, when the first coffee roasters set up shop in the area. Seattle is also home to the first Starbucks location, which opened in 1971 and helped to popularize specialty coffee in the United States. Today, Seattle is home to countless independent coffee shops and roasters, each with their own unique style and atmosphere.

And now, our favorite coffee shops in downtown Seattle!

Macrina Bakery & Café

Great espressos and lattes, paired with delicious pastries. This is a staple of Seattle known for its artisan breads, baked sweets and savory bites.

Address: 2408 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (2 min. walk)


Local Coffee Spot (Belltown)

Relaxed coffee spot known for its atmosphere, location and great coffee. This place is well known for their ethical sourcing of beans, and serves one of our best coffee brands in town – Caffe Vita – which has been roasting coffee locally since 1995.

Address: 2121 1st Ave Suite 1005 (4 min. walk)


Street Bean Coffee Roasters

Cozy spot with variety of espresso drinks from locally roasted direct-trade coffee at a nonprofit, community-oriented cafe.

Address: 2711 3rd Ave (7 min. walk)


Cafe Cosmos

Coffee spot know for its good service and a community game area.

Address: 2929 1st Ave ste. B (8 min. walk)


Uptown Espresso – Belltown

Espresso based drinks and hand-made baked treats. Try their signature Velvet Foam!

Address: 2504 4th Ave (6 min. walk)


Fulcrum Café

Vibrant coffee with signature drinks, small bites and spots for working with charging outlets.

Address: 590 Bell St. (8 min. walk)



Coffee shop serving locally roasted Fidalgo coffee, from Burlingtonw WA.

Address: 100 4th Ave N #165 (10 min. walk)


Anchorhead Coffee

Specialty coffee roaster from Nashville, TN, known from their wide variety of roasted beans

Address: 2003 Western Ave STE (9 min. walk)


Armistice Coffee Pike Place

Coffee spot in the Pike Place area with freshly in-store roasted coffee

Address: 1914 1st Ave (9 min. walk)


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