Coffee Shop

January 16, 2012 4:41 AM
Who knew that this tiny shop on eastern Lower Queen Anne would spawn an empire? Vita cups, saucers and coffee are as much a part of the...
January 16, 2012 4:41 AM
What’s the symbol of New York? The Statue of Liberty. What’s the symbol of Seattle? Latte art. (Work with us here.) The rosetta latte art...
January 16, 2012 4:41 AM
Uptown calls itself the “home of the Velvet Foam” (which is not Mel Torme’s evil twin). So, did Uptown invent steamed milk? Not exactly....
January 16, 2012 4:41 AM
Watertown is a big, industrial cube of a place with board games and comfy garage-sale furniture, situated near Seattle University but more...
January 16, 2012 4:41 AM
It doesn’t get any more neighborhoody than Bambino. Despite the sign in the window, Bambino hasn’t been serving Ballard since 1928-it just...
January 16, 2012 4:41 AM
Herkimer is the place to go when it’s time to buckle down and stop procrastinating. The coffee is excellent; the décor, attractive and mod...
January 16, 2012 4:41 AM
Like Georgetown itself, All City is hipper than hip. It is the Stellar Pizza, the Corson Building, the Artopia of coffeehouses, and it...
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
What do we love about Lighthouse? It’s not the décor, which is nonexistent. It’s that it puts us at the center of the roasting process....
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
Although it sits in the base of a condo building, nothing about Aster is perfunctory. The beans are (with few exceptions) direct trade....
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
Like Fonte less than a block away, Stella was a roaster before this downtown spot opened. The Italian soul here runs deeper than the words...
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
How to put this politely? We did not actually know there was a 10th Avenue West until we were invited to a meeting one day at Muse, which...
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
Like Victrola before it, Fuel opened on a commercial strip that unaccountably lacked an independent coffeehouse, and it immediately became...
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
The espresso at SCW? Sure, it’s fine, but the real reason to go is the river of coffee that runs through owner Sebastian Simsch’s veins.;...
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
Trabant, which achieves a certain scruffy chic, looks like it’s pulled as many all-nighters as espresso shots. Don’t be fooled, however—...
January 16, 2012 4:39 AM
One of the funniest blooper moments in Seattle coffee history came in 2002, when The Stranger published an article, “Coffee Capitalism,”...