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Neptune Coffee

Seattle Ballard neighborhood is a historically Norwegian fishing community whose decaying waterfront buildings have given rise to a steady influx of microbreweries and excellent coffee shops. The decor of most Ballard coffee shops is decidedly hipster: lots of white space with wood and/or industrial accents, but Neptune manages to make...

Victrola Coffee

Victrola Coffee & Art is one of those cafes that I never quite appreciated until I moved away from Seattle. Within the scope of excellent coffee in the city it didn't specialize in a more Italian espresso like Espresso Vivace or have the low price point for excellent beans like...

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Caffe Vita

Cafe Vita has been around for 20 years! And though they have moved from Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood to locations in New York, Los Angeles and Portland, Caffe Vita hasn't lost any of its greatness. They still have excellent direct trade relationships with their coffee farmers and Seattle institutions alike,...

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Fuel Coffee

I have never seen Fuel Coffee on a list of top coffee shops to try in Seattle, but its locations always seem to be a neighborhood favorite among mid to late 30's professionals. Fuel has the type of reputation to make the insurance office next door feel more like its...

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Bauhaus books & coffee

Bauhaus has always been the coffee shop equivalent of a dive bar. It has strong coffee for people that need to get stuff done and a library-like atmosphere to make sure they won't be disturbed while doing so. The downstairs of Bauhaus has a wide open counter space without a...

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Espresso Vivace

If slow bars and new brew methods are the future, then Espresso Vivace is the past perfected. You won't find meticulously made pour overs or single origins, but Espresso Vivace has been roasting Northern Italian-style espresso blends since 1992. Vivace's espresso is quite different from your usual coffee shop so...

Herkimer Coffee

Herkimer's neighborhood has come a long way since I went to the UW. Most students wouldn't go much past a cracked out jack in the box and then there wasn't much reason to, but in the past five years University Ave has really cleaned up. For students its a bit...

Slate Coffee Roasters

Everyone has something different that they want from a coffee bar and for me, I want my experience to be tailored. Though it's in Ballard, one of Seattle's more popular bar and restaurant neighborhoods, Slate Coffee Roasters is a bit off the beaten path. There is a sandwich board which...