seattle coffee shops - west seattle coffee shops

Another in a series exploring West Seattle.

You know you’re in West Seattle when you see a giant five foot red coffee cup hanging over head as you walk down California Avenue.

seattle coffee scene - exploring west seattleIn a recent visit to the Red Cup Espresso, a coffee shop and drive-thru, I met owners Samir and Breanna. The friendly couple have enjoyed building community relationships with their customers over the last three years.

Samir previously worked at the café as a barista before buying it from the previous owners – a move he continues to enjoy. Apparently, the café used to be called “In and Out Espresso”, until the burger giant In & Out told them to stop.

The Red Cup Espresso serves friendly cups of locally roasted coffee to locals via their drive-thru, but many customers come in to chat. That's what I ended up doing. It's always great to walk into a cafe where you feel welcomed and wanted. (Thanks Samir and Breanna!)

If you haven't been – come on by. Red Cup Espresso is a great place to come and get a tasty coffee, enjoy a comfortable place place to sit awhile, and meet up with friends and neighbors. They also serve other beverages including Italian sodas, and Hi 5 pastries.



6am – 4pm Weekdays

8:30 – 3pm Saturdays

Closed Sundays

4451 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA

Red Cup Espresso - West Seattle

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Red Cup Espresso - West Seattle 47.563365, -122.386899