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Monday, November 28, 2016

3 Unique Coffee Shops in the Seattle Area



3 Unique Coffee Shops in the Seattle Area

Sippin in Seattle's latte land- the coffee capital of the world  awaits you! The holidays are here again, and it's the perfect time to try out a new coffee shop. Cozying up in one of these spots with my favorite brewed beverage, somehow makes the rainy season more bearable.


The list for interesting and unique coffee shops in the "Emerald City" are endless. It would take months, or maybe even years to visit them all. It sounds like a great challenge for all of us who love coffee!  I would love to travel the globe in search of the  best coffee houses.

One the first things I do upon arrival in a new city, is to scope out the coffee shop scene.  I have several on my radar that I frequent in certain cities. Fortunately I didn't have to travel far from home to grab a cup a jo at these

3 Unique Coffee Shops in the Seattle Area:

1) Espresso Buono:

3  Unique Coffee Shops in the Seattle Area

I was on my way from the Edmonds ferry dock to Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood( A north Seattle suburb) and this cute  coffee shop nestled among the trees, caught my eye! I took note of it's location and decided I would stop on my way back.


3 Unique Coffee Shops in the Seattle Area

3 Unique Coffee Shops in the Seattle Area

I was so excited to get my shopping over so I could go check it out! Ha yes I love coffee as much as I do shopping!  Espresso Buono did not disappoint. It has to be the cutest place ever to grab coffee.  Ambience, art, and coffee all under one roof.

3 Unique coffee shops in the Seattle Area

3 Unique Coffee shops in the Seattle area

The interior is so darling and inviting. The espresso stand is in the front and a small hallway leads to
the back room. You can cozy up by the fireplace with your favorite brew, read a book, and listen to live music.

The garden area out back is the icing on the cake!  A beautiful serene setting to relax, unwind, and enjoy your beverage.  Spending some of your summer days here, would be amazing! 

3 Unique Coffee shops in the Seattle area

I highly recommend a visit here. The customer service was flawless, and the coffee was too!  Penny , the owner, is a delight and  has a very inspiring story. She is a retired educator, and musician. She loves to support the arts in the community by encouraging others to chase their dreams. Read more of her story here.


3 Unique Coffee shops in the Seattle area

2) The Pouslbohemian:

3  unique coffee shops in the seattle area


The Poulsbohemian coffee house is located on the Kitsap peninsula, a short ferry ride away from Seattle.  Poulsbo is a 15 minute drive from the Kingston ferry, or you can drive around through Tacoma.

This is one is my favorite northwest coffee shop . I call it an "Office with a view." I have always known it was there, but just visited this past summer for the first time. I could sit at this shop and let the hours pass by.  I love to visit here and work on my laptop.

3 Unique Coffee shops in the seattle area


In between the barber shop and the Poulsbohemian is the most beautiful view and seating area.  You might have to get in line for a seat facing Liberty Bay, just breathtaking!

For the overcast and cooler days, there is plenty of seating inside with huge windows to take in the view.  The shop is located on the main drag of this northwest town with a European vibe. Poulsbo is an amazing small town to visit, a little bit of Norway in Washington State!

3 unique coffee shops in the seattle area
                                             Photo: Pouslbohemian Facebook Page

3 Unique coffee shops in the seattle area


3) The Meowtropolitan

3 Unique coffee shops in the Seattle area

Coffee, cats, and the charm of Wallingford are all right here at the Meowtropolitan. This one is a cat lover's paradise. The first and only cat café in the emerald city. I am a life long cat lover, so when I heard this was opening  I had to get there ASAP! 

3 Unique Coffee shops in the seattle area

I know some of you are thinking: Yuck! - I don't want to be served  any fur with my coffee! No worries, the cafe is separate from the cattery.  You can lounge in  the coffee shop and enjoy the cats through the windows, or order your drink and take it inside the cat room.

3 Unique coffee shops in the Seattle area

3 Unique Coffee shops in the Seattle area

I had a great time with the beautiful kitties. They were so much fun to play with and watch!
I love the mission of this business:  They are partnering with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASCK).  All the cats are brought  from the shelter and are available to adopt.

If you would like to reserve a time in the cat lounge , follow these 3 steps for a hassle free experience.
  1. Make a reservation online 
  2. Come to the cafe and order your drink
  3. Check in with the cashier and proceed to the cat lounge
If you do not reserve a spot ahead of time, you can possibly get in on a cancellation.
The cost to enter the cattery area is ten dollars.  The fee does include a drink of your choice and it helps fund the adoption  of the animals.  The time in the cattery is limited to an hour, so the cats don't get too overwhelmed.

3 Unique Coffee shops in the seattle area

3 Unique Coffee shops in the Seattle area

I hope you enjoyed this short list of interesting coffee spots in Seattle. My goal is to find some more and expand on this post!

Have you visited any exceptional coffee shops lately? I would love to hear where they are!  Thanks for stopping by. 

                                                                   XO  Valerie
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51 comments:

  1. Oh my, these are all so cute! I don't like coffee (gasp I know) but I love coffee shops.

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    1. Ha ha its ok, lots of other drinks at coffee shops!

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  2. I was just telling my fiancé how badly I want to go back to Seattle! Gah. I love coffee.

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    1. Hey Chelsea, well come on back! Thanks for coming by, I looove coffee too!

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  3. I've been wanting to visit that cat cafe! I'll have to put that back on my list.

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    1. Hey Marissa, its pretty cool! I'll see you soon, have a great week!

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  4. We're planning a trip to Seattle for the summer so I will definitely keep these in mind! Pinning for later :o)

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    1. Oh yay, how fun! Thanks so much for pinning!

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  5. The Poulsbohemian is UNREAL. I am obsessed with coffee and even more so coffee shops. The atmosphere is just totally my thing. I am scheduling my first trip to Seattle soon so this was SUPER helpful. Beautiful!

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    1. Hi Heather, so glad it was helpful! Yes Poulsbohemian is Amazing! Enjoy it when you come!

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  6. Oh my god, no way! There is a coffee shop with cats!? I must get on a plane to Seattle right now and visit. Thanks so much for alerting me to the fact that this exists!

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    1. Ha ha oh yes its been here a year already, I heard there are lots of them in Europe, I hope you can visit soon!

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  7. These all look like such cute spots!!! I love how home-y they look! I can't wait to come to Seattle to try them!

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    1. HEY AD, I sooo hope you come soon, so I can show you around...have a great week girl and thanks again for all the help with my blog, you are awesome!

      xoxox

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  8. I want to visit Seattle so bad! It looks like such an amazing place!

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    1. I hope you can there is so much to see and do, but wait til summer lol, the rain is not much fun for exploring@

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  9. Oh my goodness, the kitties! I live in Seattle too, but have been traveling for a while and the Meowtripolitan Cafe wasn't open when I left! Can't wait to visit.

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    1. Hey Valerie, awesome, hopefully you can visit soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. This are some nice places, i like the first one most,that interior is so nice, but the garden bought me xo

    www.theninebyivana.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Ivana, yes that little garden is so great especially for summer time!

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  11. OMG these are so cool! I've always wanted to visit Seattle. Saving this for then!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel for visiting and pinning It too!

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  12. Ah, I've been wanting to visit Seattle for the longest! Will definitely stop by these places too, whenever I go!

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    1. Hi Joscely, I hope you come visit soon, you will love it!

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  13. How fun! I've never been to any of these, but have bookmarked it for when I'm in the area again.

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    1. Hi Rachel, thank you for stopping by , hope you get to check them out!

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  14. Espresso Buono looks so cute! I need to venture out to Edmonds more often!

    Polly
    http://gemsandjoy.com

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    1. Hi Polly, Edmonds is a very lovely town, I love it!

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  15. I love coffee shops. I'd like to go to The Pouslbohemian first! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Lavonne, if you do go let me know, I will meet you there!

      Valerie

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  16. I would love to visit all of these. My husband and I enjoy checking out coffee shops in different cities.

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    1. Hi Jill..I love doing the same! I hope you can come this way soon!

      Valerie

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  17. Good to know, Valerie. Need a break from Starbucks anyway!

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  18. I love how unique all three of these coffee shops are! Thanks for sharing :)
    xo, Emma
    www.emmasedition.com

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    1. awe thank you so much Emma, have a great day!

      Valerie
      xo

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  19. I've always wanted to visit Seattle. These places look awesome!

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  20. Wow! These are all so cute and I haven't heard of any of them!! The first one looks super unique and I love the pics of you inside! I'll have to check them all out when I'm in the area. Hope you are having a good week Val!

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    1. Thank you so much Angie for stopping by..yes try them all..fabulous coffee spots!! xo hope to see you again soon!

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  21. Such fun and quaint little coffee shops, looks like you enjoyed every min of it, Val! Will have to check them out even though I am not a coffee drinker haha. See you soon friend! xoxo
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  23. OMG I showed the meowtropolitan to my boyfriend, his roommates and his roommate's girlfriend and we've all decided we HAVE to go there!!

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    1. Hey Brittany...awesome..you will love it, let me know what you thought! BEst

      VAlerie

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  24. THese are really fun. I love that you do local posts, I need to do more of those!

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    1. Thank you Heather, I do some, I like to feature CA a lot too, love it there ..wanna move away from rain...lol

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  25. such a great post! I really want to visit the Seattle area and I love coffee! Thanks for sharing these lovely coffee shops!

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    1. Thank you so much..it is def the place to be for coffee!

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  26. oh my goodness! How do you Seattle folks every get work done? I'd LIVE in these coffeeshops if I could! Thank you for sharing this-- now I want to go to Seattle EVEN MORE!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Ha HA.. well it rains here all the time ..that's how! he he....thank you for stopping by and I hope you get to visit soon!

      Valerie

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  27. On our visit to this place, we mostly stayed downstairs, where the beer and liquor selection was quite admirable. The staff at event space NYC really pride themselves on the beers and food they have.

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