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The 7 Best Espresso Shops In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Smell that? It's the smell of roasting coffee beans from our favorite espresso stops in Seattle We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best espresso in Seattle. So start your day with the great espresso, lattes, cortado and mocha options at these spots.

Find the perfect Espresso spot

Slate Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roastery, $$, West WoodlandCoffee Roastery, $$Seattle, West Woodland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Essential Seattle Coffee Shops

    Eater, 2019
  • Food & Wine, 2018

    The Best Coffee in Seattle Has Been Here for a Really Long Time

    Food & Wine, 2018

Victrola Coffee Roasters

Coffee Roastery, $, Capitol HillCoffee Roastery, $Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    9 New Places to Drink Coffee in Seattle

    Eater, 2020
  • The Stranger, 2017

    The Stranger's Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in Seattle

    The Stranger, 2017

Herkimer Coffee

Tea & Coffee, $, Phinney RidgeTea & Coffee, $Seattle, Phinney Ridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Stranger, 2019

    Seattle's Favorite Original Coffee Roasters

    The Stranger, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    Essential Seattle Coffee Shops

    Eater, 2019

Capitol Coffee Works

Tea & Coffee, $$, First HillTea & Coffee, $$Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2018

    Seattle’s Best Coffee Shops For Doing Work

    Infatuation, 2018
  • Fitt, 2019

    All The Best Coffee Shops In Seattle Right Now

    Fitt, 2019

QED Coffee

Tea & Coffee, $, Mt. BakerTea & Coffee, $Seattle, Mt. Baker
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • The Stranger, 2019

    Seattle's Favorite Original Coffee Roasters

    The Stranger, 2019
  • Buzz Feed, 2018

    14 Seattle Coffee Shops That Will Make You Feel Like A Local

    Buzz Feed, 2018

Empire Roasters & Records

Tea & Coffee, $, Columbia CityTea & Coffee, $Seattle, Columbia City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Essential Seattle Coffee Shops

    Eater, 2019
  • Imbibe Magazine, 2011

    Best Coffee Shops In Seattle

    Imbibe Magazine, 2011

Caffè Umbria

Tea & Coffee, $$, Pioneer SquareTea & Coffee, $$Seattle, Pioneer Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Stranger, 2019

    Seattle's Favorite Original Coffee Roasters

    The Stranger, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    Essential Seattle Coffee Shops

    Eater, 2019

Why these restaurants?

Choosing the right spot for Espresso can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 restaurants in Seattle, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1286 lists and articles from experts at The Stranger, Eater and Imbibe Magazine and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in The Stranger - Seattle's Favorite Original Coffee Roasters, Eater - Essential Seattle Coffee Shops and Imbibe Magazine - Best Coffee Shops In Seattle. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Parking tips

Parking in Seattle can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Espresso spot.

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