Six Coffee Shops You NEED to Try

With finals fast approaching, I have no doubt that coffee has taken over your life as it has mine. I’m a full supporter of this, which is why I put together a list of my favorite coffee shops around Seattle to help you out on your caffeine pursuit.


1. Milstead & Co.

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Located in Fremont, Milstead has been a favorite of SPU student’s since it’s opening in 2011. And this isn’t just because of its proximity to the school, the fabulous coffee, friendly baristas, and upbeat atmosphere keep students coming back coming back for more.


2. Elm Coffee Roasters

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This microroaster that opened semi-recently in Pioneer Square roasts their coffee in house, so they are always able to be on top of the latest coffee trends. Stop by their inviting location to enjoy a great cup of light-roasted coffee and finally write that research paper you’ve been avoiding.



3. Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

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If you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend it. The experience is unique, as you are able to drink rare, one-of-a-kind coffees from around the world as you watch the entire roasting process behind glass walls. Ask for the barista to brew your coffee using the siphon method – it’s worth the time and money.


4. Café Ladro

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A Seattle landmark in lower Queen Anne serving small-batch, single-origin coffees, I would be shocked if you haven’t heard of it. Their Fremont location is my favorite because there is plenty of room to spread out and study – plus amazing coffee. What more can you ask for?


5. Analog Coffee

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This little shop in Capitol Hill isn’t one that you hear about often, but I highly recommend stopping by. Their simple interior is as calming as their coffee is fresh and hot. Try this place out if you need a quiet get away from the hundreds of ultra-busy espresso bars in Seattle.


6. Storyville Coffee Company

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With a convenient new location on top of Queen Anne, an inviting atmosphere, and a mission statement of love and peace, it’s no wonder this is the first coffee shop many SPU students frequent. I’m a fan of their location in Pioneer Square, where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the market, prep yourself to ace your next exam, and insta their signature latte art – it’s a one-stop shop.