Posts tagged with: coffee

Mount Vernon

Coffee stop: Ristretto Coffee Lounge and Wine Bar. Nice relaxing spot for a cup of coffee or espresso on a wet, cold day. In addition to java they also have baked...

Redmond WA

Bakery and a cup of Joe: Kringles Bakery. Happened to be in the neighborhood and having a kringle seemed like a great diversion before returning home. Nice selection of baked...

Seattle

A bit of hygge in SLU: Café Hagen. Opened for just a few months and located very near REI this is a perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch or early...

Seattle

What…another coffee spot in Seattle: Armistice Coffee Roaster. Nice new place just off 65th with not only coffee, espresso, etc. but also a full bar and…they know how to steam...

Chelan WA

Nice little spot for coffee: KáVé. Just barely out of town on the way to Manson and the parking lot is a bit tricky so when you see it start...

Seattle

Afternoon cup of joe: Stone Way Cafe. Just happened across this popular spot and decided to give it a try. We weren’t disappointed. They know how to steam milk here…including...

Kenmore WA

They know how to steam milk: Diva Espresso Kenmore. Located in The Hanger this is another of about a 1/2 dozen locations of this coffee roaster and purveyor of all...

Seattle

Java and pastries: Broadcast Coffee. This is the location of their roastery. They also have a couple more locations around the city. The pastries were outstanding, in particular the Queen...

Snohomish WA

Right on Main Street: Looking Glass Coffee. Nice little spot with good espresso and inhouse made donuts! The espresso is on the dark and moody side with serious pulls so...

Whistler BC

Vegan bakery: BRED. This is one of those places that shows you what can be done if you know how to do it….100% plant based bakery. While I didn’t try everything,...

Ukiah CA

Nice spot for breakfast and some Joe: Black Oak Coffee Roasters. They roast their own beans onsite and have a nice choice of breakfast items including bagels and burritos. Extensive...

Snohomish WA

Another bike stop: Proper Joe. About the midpoint of our ride north and it seemed like a good place to try….there are a number in this small town just north...

Ganges Salt Spring Island BC

Espresso in a shipping container: The Perch. Under tress and in a small park, it looked interesting, so we gave it a try. As usual…my choice was a mocha. While...

Cedardale WA

Needed some Joe: Coffee Shack Co. Located just off exit 221 near Mount Vernon, it was a good place to stop…for gas…and some coffee on our way to Vancouver BC...

Seattle

One of the 2 or 3 best places for pastries in Seattle: Café Besalu. I think this place ranks just behind my number 1 recommendation: Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle....

Bellingham WA

After brunch stop: Mount Bakery. We visited the downtown location….the original is in the Fairhaven section of town. The plan was to have a coffee and a bit of dessert...

Poulsbo WA

Always time for a latte: Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse. Visit this place if for no other reason than to experience the drop dead views of Liberty Bay from the adjoining alfresco area....

Birmingham AL

Breakfast: Woodlawn Cycle Cafe. During our visit I saw one bike and apparently they have cycling gear somewhere but that isn’t the focus of this place. It’s about locally sourced...

Bozeman MT

Not just any breakfast: Jam! Bright, busy and open space. We were initially told it would be about a 30 to 40 minute wait but following a correction of a...

Bozeman MT

Interesting spot for coffee: Treeline Coffee Roasters. Upscale coffee house right on Main Street. This place is mostly about coffee but they also have tea and a limited selection of...

Portland

Coffee and a pastry: Pearl Bakery. Very nice open space with typical offerings. Somewhat limited pastry choices but it is all very good…..give the pain aux raisin a try….delicious. Visit...

San Francisco

Coffee fix: Blue Bottle Coffee. One of several locations in the Bay Area this one is in the Ferry Building. They have espresso down to an art but also offer, not only...

San Francisco

In the Ferry Building: Fog Hollow Farm. Need a quick fix…..pastry, soup, sandwich, coffee or farm to table fruits?…..then this is a good option. It’s basically a take away place...

Bellevue WA

Bakery near the convention center: The French Bakery. Had a meeting at the Bellevue Convention Center and needed a quick bite to eat before sitting in a room all day...

Seattle

Late night cookies: Midnight Cookie Co. Have a craving for cookies in the middle of the night?……they deliver until 3 am! Just chose your delivery service…..Uber Eats, Grubhub, etc. Note...

Pass Christian MS

Great spot for a coffee or latte….and a book: Cat Island Coffeehouse. Great coffee and views from this quaint spot on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Excellent alfresco experience on the...

Seattle

Seattle Malasadas: General Porpoise. One of several locations of this very popular spot for doughnuts…..better described as malasadas….the Portuguese variety of doughnut. Very nice open space which would be great...

Paso Robles CA

Coffee anyone? Kreuzberg Coffee Company. Nice small shop….you guessed it….on 13th Street. Space is rustic but comfortable. Give the Mexican Mocha a try…. Visit website  ...

Seattle

Another coffee option: Gretchen’s Place. It’s been a while since I have been here and apparently it has new ownership……I knew the original owner who passed away a few years...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Breakfast anyone: Fuel + Forest. Problem with this place isn’t the food…it is very good…..but finding it. The address takes you to a large building with a number of retail shops...

Waimea HI

Highly recommended by the people working next door: Waimea Coffee Co. About to be back on the road and needed a quick cup. The recommendation didn’t disappoint. Probably the best...

Kamuela HI

Nice for a quick low cal breakfast: Juice 101. Located in the Mauna Lani resort area this place was recommended by a friend. They have an extensive menu focused on...

Seattle

More coffee: Caffè Fiore. One of four locations, this one is located in Old Ballard. It’s nice for a quick cup before or after visiting the Ballard Sunday Market……or anytime...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

This is the place for breakfast: Fergies. Off the beaten path….actually located in Brackendale which is about a 15 to 20 minute drive north of Squamish and a few kilometers...

Whistler BC

Gotta try this bakery: Purebread. Not sure why I haven’t posted on this before since it is one of our go to places. It’s worth a visit just to ogle...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Coffee spot: Zephyr Cafe. Eclectic space in the heart if downtown. In addition to coffee and espresso they have soups, burgers, wraps and rice bowls. The coffee and espresso were...

Seattle

Another coffee shop in Seattle: Ballard Coffee Works. Part of Seattle Coffee Works this is the Ballard location which is one of 4 in Seattle. The space is lively and...

Birmingham AL

Unique breakfast spot: Feast & Forest. Part of the growing list of food spots downtown, this place offers breakfast and brunch/lunch depending on the day. Probably best described as New...

Seattle

Milanese bakery inside: Starbucks Reserve Roastery. First appearance of Princi Bakery in the US and there isn’t any indication to the uninitiated that it is located inside the Capitol Hill...

Seattle

Doughnuts anyone? Top Pot. Hard to believe I haven’t done a review on this Seattle institution for doughnuts…..I guess it’s because it’s…..so Seattle. They started as a single storefront in downtown...

Seattle

One of my favorite espresso shops: Vivace Alley 24. Doing some shopping at REI and decided to have a quick mocha caramel latte. Their claim to fame is that they...

Milan

You gotta stop for a rest after a morning in the museum: Calicantus. Located inside the Sforzesco castle it is a nice stop for a coffee and light snack. I’ll...

Milan

Brunch: Marchesi. Started in 1824, we visited one of the three current sites, this one near the Duomo and in the upscale Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping area above Prada....

Eastsound WA

On to Orcas Island: Brown Bear Bakery. Can’t miss…right on Main Street….because of that, it’s very popular and can be busy in the summer. They offer very large examples of...

Chicago

Deserves another look: Eataly Chicago. They have these in a number of cities but this was a first visit for me and highly recommended by a colleague. Basically it’s a...

Seattle

One more coffee shop in Seattle: Diva Espresso. One of about a half dozen locations in the city. This visit was to the Harborview location. This purveyor of the roasted...

Friday Harbor WA

A quick coffee before the trip back to Seattle: Riptide Cafe. Very nice cafe right on the harbor. I had to have the blended salted caramel mocha….another 4 shot experience...

Seattle

Now for some caffeine: Fuel Coffee One of 3 locations in Seattle but their coffee is more broadly available. It was a hot day and I had a bit of...

New York

I don’t often post on hotels but this place is special: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. A new upscale hotel in Brooklyn that just opened a few months ago so the...

Seattle

For breakfast, lunch and happy hour: Belle Epicurean. One of two in Seattle and this visit was to the location in Madison Valley. It’s a combination bakery, coffee shop (Fonté...

Vancouver

Son visiting daughter in Vancouver = quick trip north: The Oakwood. Great spot in the Kits area for brunch or dinner…our daughter thinks the burgers are outstanding but this visit...

Vancouver

Have been here before and will be back: Beaucoup. I have to admit I have a very weak spot for French pastries and this is one of a handful outside...

Bellingham WA

Great place on a cold day: Firehouse Café Nice little coffee and pastry shop in the Fairhaven neighborhood of Bellingham. Located in an old firehouse with a performing arts center...

Seattle

Long time coffee spot on south Capitol Hill: Café Presse. A sister to Le Pichet with a focus on coffee. Located very near Seattle University, it’s a spot to consider...

Seattle

Another coffee spot in Seattle: Seattle Sunshine Coffee. Off to a bit of a slow start this morning with the time change and thought we’d start the day with some...

Seattle

Ok…so it’s not a restaurant but you gotta try The Cookie: Metropolitan Market. One of a half dozen stores in Seattle known for higher end groceries, The Cookie has attracted...

North Bend WA

Second location of this coffee bar: Pioneer Coffee Roasters Didn’t know about this one but it is almost a reproduction of the one in Cle Elum but is perhaps a...

Ferndale WA

Multiple locations from BC to Bellevue but try this one within a few miles of crossing the border: Woods Coffee. When you need your coffee fix after the border crossing...

Vancouver BC

A place for coffee: Elysian Coffee Roasters. This is one of 4 locations in Vancouver and came highly recommended by locals. It did not disappoint. They seem to specialize in...

Winthrop WA

Great way to start the ski day: Rocking Horse Bakery Funky space…boat on the ceiling and bikes on the wall….that is always busy. Great coffee and pastries right on the...

Cle Elum WA

Nice place for a quick coffee break just off I5: Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co. Right in downtown and just past Snoqualmie Pass makes it a perfect stop to refuel. The...

Yountville CA

Gotta try: Bouchon Bakery. There isn’t anything in the bakery that isn’t excellent as evidenced by the line that forms daily, and all day long! It’s a small place but there...

The Rocks NSW

Very nice light breakfast with wonderful coffee: Creperie Suzette...

Cairns AU

Excellent place in the heart of Cairns for a cup of coffee: Cruze Coffee. The staff could not be more friendly and welcoming. Unique approach to coffee with at least...

Queenstown NZ

This is the place to have breakfast in Queenstown: The Boat Shed Café and Bistro. Great service and food. Unbelievable Bloody Mary and the mixed plate breakfast….need I say more?...

Queenstown NZ

Very interesting coffee spot downtown: Vudu Cofee Locally sourced and fresh. Relatively small so you might have to wait for a spot....

Seattle

Best bakery in Seattle: Bakery Nouveau. Twice baked almond croissants are to die for! Too bad you can’t just try everything at once. The original location in West Seattle is...

Birmingham AL

Beautiful space in the heart of the city: Revelator Coffee Company Wonderful spot for coffee and baked goods....

Twisp WA

You gotta have a bakery for your am coffee: Cinnamon Twisp Bakery. Typical space offering good coffee, lattes and bakery items. A must have is the namesake of the restaurant,...