10 New Coffee Shops to Visit Now

These places have opened in the last six months—and this list isn’t even comprehensive.

By Chelsea Lin


October 10, 2016

Sometimes Seattle is just so very Seattle. Like when you notice there have been so many cool neighborhood coffee shops open in the last six months that it’s almost impossible to keep up. We’re so spoiled—and caffeinated!—aren’t we?

Here’s a rundown on new spots to get your morning drip (or cortado, if you want to impress your barista):

Street Bean Coffee
Opened: October 2016
Brewing: Their own single-origin beans and custom blends.
What to know: This second location has the same honorable mission: training folks who want to get off the streets to be proficient in barista skills.
University District, 5015 Roosevelt Way NE; 206.708.6803; streetbeanespresso.org.

Anchorhead Coffee Co.
Opened: September 2016
Brewing: Their own beans, roasted in Duvall
What to know: These guys have been bottling their cold brew for years—you can find that here, but you’re better off getting the cold brew on tap with house-made almond milk. (Also: quaffle = cinnamon roll/croissant hybrid smashed in a waffle iron.)
Downtown, 1600 7th Ave.; anchorheadcoffee.com.

Union Coffee
Opened: September 2016
Brewing: Victrola beans
What to know: The man behind the spot is Zack Reinig, ice cream maven Molly Moon’s husband and business partner. Another prominent local name, Linda Derschang (of Tallulah’s, Bait Shop, Oddfellow’s, etc.), designed the interiors—you can thank her for the monochromatic white aesthetic.
Central District, 2407 E Union St.; 206.550.3402.

Honor Society Coffee
Opened: September 2016
Brewing: Their own single-origin, responsibly sourced beans
What to know: Look for all the buzzwords here: house-made nut milks, avocado toast, and cold-pressed juices (co-owner Brandin Myett is half of the Juicebox team, the other owner is “career coffee roaster and barista” Liz Pachaud) in addition to the coffee.
Capitol Hill (inside Melrose Market), 1531 Melrose Ave.; 206.859.7554; honorsocietycoffee.com. 

Opened: July 2016
Brewing: Fundamental Coffee Co. beans
What to know: There’s a rentable space behind the café called the RV Park—that’s “retail visioning park”—designed to be the sort of multi-use community space that houses art classes, retail pop-ups, meetings, and more.
Ballard, 7001 24th Ave. NW; 206.535.8842; mabelcoffee.com.

Coffee Tree and Poke
Opened: July 2016
Brewing: Victrola beans
What to know: Coffee plays second fiddle to the poke bowls, but there’s also breakfast sandwiches and bubble teas.
First Hill, 905 8th Ave.; 206.387.7545.

Craftworks Coffee
Opened: July 2016
Brewing: A greatest hits list of PNW roasters
What to know: Check out the fancy new Poursteady, a semi-automatic pour-over machine that’s the latest coffeehouse gadget.
Lower Queen Anne, 110 Republican St.; 206.695.2518; craftworkscoffee.biz.

Sound & Fog
Opened: July 2016
Brewing: Olympia Coffee Roasters beans, plus a rotating local roaster
What to know: There’s about a dozen wines by the glass, but the buzz off an espresso soda is still hard to beat.
West Seattle, 4735 40th Ave. SW; 206.618.1444; soundandfog.com.

Fika House Kafe
Opened: June 2016
Brewing: Slate Coffee beans
What to know: It’s Nordic! Like all things hip right now. Your latte will come in glassware, and you should definitely get a waffle on the side.
Bellevue, 298 106th Ave. NE; 425.999.3581; fikahousekafe.com.

La Marzocco
Opened: April 2016
Pouring: Monthly rotating roasters
What to know: This stunning showroom in KEXP’s new Seattle Center home is the perfect place to hang out and lounge awhile; snacks (cookies!) provided by London Plane.
Seattle Center, 472 1st Ave. N; 206-388-3500; lamarzoccousa.com. 

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