It’s pretty obvious from my instagram that coffee is my #1 love and moving to Seattle has only intensified my caffeine addiction. I’m equipped to make my own lattes and coffee at home, so when I purchase a drink from a coffee shop, it’s most likely because I need a change of scenery.
The majority of my time in coffee shops is spent studying. Sometimes, it’s nice to get out of my house or the library and into a space that makes me feel less isolated without feeling pressured to make conversation with strangers. For anyone else who also enjoys getting work done outside of the house, here are a few of my favorite coffee shops in Seattle!
1. Milstead (Fremont)
During finals, I was at Milstead almost every day. While I don’t love the lack of light in their temporary space (their old space is being renovated), the baristas are the nicest people in the city. Sometimes, I’m tempted to apply to work there just so I can become friends with everyone behind the counter. The plethora of outlets, tasty treats, and great coffee are extra bonuses! (Recommended drink: Theo’s mocha or their homemade vanilla bean syrup!)
2. Stone Way Cafe (Wallingford)
Stone Way Cafe has a killer breakfast – their breakfast sandwich is my favorite! They also have a huge space with plenty of available tables for patrons. Natural light floods in through the windows in front, and the high ceilings make the space feel even more open.
3. Fresh Flours (Phinney Ridge)
Holy cannoli, Fresh Flours has some of the best pastries in the city. I have never had trouble finding a table to work at and their space is gorgeous! A lot of families with young children frequent this location, so I always bring my headphones along to drown out the background noise 🙂
4. Fremont Coffee Company (Fremont)
If you’re ever looking for a nice place to study outside, Fremont Coffee Company has you covered! They have a wraparound porch with tons of tables and comfy chairs (but no outlets outside), so it’s the perfect place to go on a sunny day. Their coffee is really good, and their baristas are impressively talented at doing latte art!
5. Seattle Coffee Works (Downtown)
My friend Molly (a Seattle native) boasts that Seattle Coffee Works has some of the best coffee in the city. Their coffee is really good, but I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to it as a favorite yet 😉 However, it’s right across the way from Pike Place Market, so it’s a great place to study for a few hours either before or after a trip to the market!
- Slate Coffee Roasters (they probably have the best coffee in Seattle, but not the best space to stay for a few hours to study)
- Elm Coffee Roasters (they probably have the most beautiful space in Seattle, but they don’t have outlets!)
- Do you like hanging out in coffee shops to do work?
- Any places in Seattle that I need to try?