The 4 Best Seattle Coffee Shops You’ve Never Heard Of

When “Seattle” and “coffee” come to your mind, most people immediately think of Starbucks. Yes, Starbucks did originate in Seattle and yes, the first one is downtown near Pike Place Market, BUT did you know there are many other spectacular coffee shops in the area that are sure to leave you energized and happy?

At Seattle Coffee Works you are able to experience what wine connoisseurs have had the luxury of for many years; tasting before you buy. You are able to explore your passion for coffee and discover new coffee’s you’ve never heard of before inside of the The Slow Bar. But, if you’re in a hurry, you can also head right to The Express Bar at Seattle Coffee Works and order your favorite coffee on the go.

Coffee by I.gunawan via Flickr
Coffee by I.gunawan via Flickr

Located on the top floor of the Corner Market building at First & Pike, Storyville Coffee Pike Place is a privately owned, specialty coffee company with an empowering mission statement. Since 2006, they have been giving 100% of their profits to help end human trafficking. By having astounding service and delicious coffee, they have been able to support the cause for nearly 9 years. So, when you’re in Seattle, stop by Storyville Coffee Pike Place and support this great coffee shop.

Breaking off as their own company in 1997, Cherry Street Coffee, opened their first location near 1st and Cherry. Almost 20 years later they now have locations in Belltown and near Harbor Steps (two of our amazing vacation rental locations, how sweet!). At Cherry Street Coffee, they believe that it truly takes “true love to build a great community” and they value connections they have with each member in their coffee community.

Moore Coffee opened it’s doors four years ago and yet, they have already been named the #2 coffee shop in Seattle by Food Network. A small family owned and operated shop they have the desire to serve some of the absolute best coffee Seattle has to offer. Not only do they serve outstanding coffee, but they have a phenomenal sandwich and waffle menu that won’t leave you unsatisfied.

Be sure to visit the Stay Alfred website for updates on our Seattle vacation rentals!