Seattle's Best Coffee Bars

Seattle's Best Coffee Bars

Seattle's Best Coffee Bars

As the birthplace of Starbucks, and possibly the holy land of coffee lovers from around the world, Seattle is a coffee lover's mecca. From house drips to varied international blends, Seattle's top coffee bars have something for everyone. Below are our recommendations as the ten best coffee bars/shops in Seattle:

Our Recommendations

Cherry Street Coffee House

Cherry Street offers specialty coffees and espresso; breakfast bagels, quiche and pastries; and their homemade menu of freshly made sandwiches, soups and salads.

B & O Espresso

Opened in 1976, B&O's Paris inspired digs has evolved into a full service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, espresso bar and cocktail lounge.

Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House

Housed in the historic Panama Hotel, this quaint coffee shop and tea parlour serves some of the finest teas from around the world. .

Trabant Coffee & Chai

Serious about coffee? Then, this is your place. Explore your palate, or just enjoy a tasty cup of coffee.

Caffe Umbria

Caffè Umbria is a full-service, wholesale coffee roaster based in Seattle. Equipped with a state-of-the-art roaster and a great passion for blending and roasting, Caffè Umbria captures the true essence of Italian-style espresso and coffee, combined with the convenience and service of a local roaster.

Caffe Vita

A desire to bring great espresso to Seattle was the catalyst behind Caffe Vita's success. They began at the base of Queen Anne in 1995 and have since added four cafes and a roasterie.


The first Starbucks was opened in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, on March 30, 1971 by three partners: English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegl, and writer Gordon Bowker. The three were inspired by entrepreneur Alfred Peet (whom they knew personally) to sell high-quality coffee beans and equipment. From 1971–1976, that first Starbucks was at 2000 Western Avenue; it then was relocated to 1912 Pike Place, where it remains to this day.

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