When you choose to make your home in any of our luxurious UDR Seattle Apartments, you get the perfect blend of friendly suburban sensibility and convenient urban living. Within minutes of your apartment, you’ll find plenty of never-go-hungry restaurants, a mixture of spirited bars and countless coffee shops brimming with flavor. So where do you go to find the best cup of joe in Seattle? Here are a few local favorites.
Empire Espresso Bar. This quaint little coffee café is known for its short shots of single origin espresso. Other options include aeropress and French press coffee roasted by Seattle based Kuma Coffee. A full menu of breakfast items—including poached eggs and Paninis—is served daily from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m. On weekends, locals love the waffle bar with endless topping possibilities.
Espresso Vivace. This neighborhood favorite has fiercely loyal customers—and for good reason. Baristas undergo close to six months of training before they are ever allowed to set foot behind the counter. They use half pull techniques to reduce the bitterness in their brew and produce fresh, flavorful coffee every time. The flagship café is located in Capital Hill, as is the popular Sidewalk Bar where customers linger at umbrella tables, rain or shine. Vivace’s newest café is located in South Lake Union.
Seattle Coffee Works. Not far from Pike Place market, Seattle Coffee Works offers an express bar for those who need to grab-and-go on their way to work or a slow bar where customers are encouraged to experiment with different origins, extractions and brew methods. This revered roastery also boasts a tasting room.
These are just a few of the best local coffee shops in Seattle. Chances are you will pass a dozen more on any given day. The great thing about living so close to these and other celebrated coffeehouses—such as Analog Coffee, Herkimer, Milstead & Co. and Zoka Coffee Roaster—is that you don’t have to go out of your way to try new flavors or enjoy a favorite.
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