Seattle Cafes

1. Elm Coffee Roasters • Pioneer Square

Exceptional small-farm coffee roasted on site in Pioneer Square. The cafe is bright, with a minimalist design and a great selection of baked goods. Elm specializes in light roasts, so if you like your coffee inky, you’ll likely be disappointed. • map • (206) 445-7808

2. La Marzocco Cafe • Seattle Center

Excellent espresso, from the folks who make the machines. La Marzocco features a rotating selection of small-batch roasters, and is adjacent to local indie radio favorite KEXP’s studio space, so there’s often live music to enjoy. • map • (206) 388-3500

3. Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room • Capitol Hill

Even if you’re ambivalent about Starbucks, the Tasting Room’s specialty coffees (all roasted here), wide range of elevated brewing methods, and gorgeous design/ambience make this cathedral of coffee worth a visit. The amazing edibles from famed Milanese artisan bakery Princi don’t hurt either. • map • (206) 624-0173

4. Analog Coffee • Capitol Hill

Expertly crafted espresso drinks and pour-over coffee, friendly service, and old-school vinyl favorites playing in the background. A great small coffee shop for those who miss great small coffee shops. • map

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