Enjoying Coffee in West Seattle
West Seattle has plenty of great places to get excellent coffee. Over the past year, we've taken a look at many of them. Whether you are looking for a great place to study or grab award winning specialty coffee, you will find it here.
In no particular order, here are some great coffeehouses and cafes in West Seattle:
Bird on a Wire Coffee
3509 SW Henderson St, Seattle, WA 98126
Bird on a Wire is a local neighborhood favorite with great coffee and a sweet vibe. The baristas are friendly and make you feel right at home.
2206 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Caffe Fiore in West Seattle is a beautiful café, with much love and care put into its operation. The baristas are always more than happy to make your coffee just the way you like it.
2735 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
If you want coffee and a sandwich, this funky little space to meet with friends, you’ll like Freshy’s. Also a great place to study while you fill up on Victrola Espresso (the only place I know of in West Seattle where you can get Victrola beans)
Red Cup Espresso
4451 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
Owned by friendly couple, Red Cup Espresso is your down home coffee drive thru. Well, it’s certainly not just a drive-thru – you can spend some time inside their cozy space too. The ambiance is perfect for studying, working, or chatting with your friends.
2600 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
Part flower shop, full coffee bar, Admiral Bird provides a perfect place to perch and watch the traffic on California and Admiral. Super friendly baristas, great bay windows, and very good coffee – what more do you need?
2536 Alki Ave., SW Seattle, WA 98116
As one of my favorite coffee shops in West Seattle, Ampersand provides a great view of Seattle’s Alki Beach. Complete with excellent Seven Roasters coffee, friendly staff, and fresh cookies, you can camp on the outside patio (on a nice day), or stay inside to enjoy the view it's large windows provide.
2726 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116
A local favorite for breakfast and coffee. Another great Alki Beach café with a view. If you haven't been to West Seattle or Alki Beach, I recommend spending your morning here and swing by the Alki Cafe.
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
4410 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse is a great coffee spot in Seattle’s junction area. Their cozy outdoor patio is perfect for a sunny morning. If it’s raining head in to use their Vitamin D lighting while you work online – on one of their computers (Yup, people still need to use a computer every now and then and this is one of the few (if only) Seattle coffeehouse who offers use of their computers with a coffee drink purchase!)
Firefly Cafe & Creperie – Closed
4160 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
With amazing crepes, coffee, and service – Firefly Cafe is a great place to enjoy your morning or afternoon crepes. This cafe is a labor of love of Charrell, the owner, and it's a great coffee gem on this side of town.
C&P Coffee Company
5612 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
Situated in a former house, at C & P Coffee Company you kind of get the feeling you’re in a friendly neighbor’s home. Perch out in the front or back and bring a friend – there’s plenty of room.
Uptown Espresso – California Ave.
4301 SW. Edmunds St. Seattle, WA
All the Uptown Espressos that I’ve been to, have large spaces that are great when you want to meet up with study groups – The West Seattle’s Uptown Espresso is no different.
Diva Espresso – Closed
4480 Fauntleroy Ave. SW, Seattle. (closed August 17, 2014)
Diva Espresso in West Seattle with deep red walls, impressive chandeliers, local art for sale, and friendly baristas. The property was recently sold and will be housing a new business (or businesses). After so many years in West Seattle, I thought they would get an honorary mention. (Here was our original post about Diva Espresso.)
Java Bean – Closed (Now The Shack Coffee)
Shack Coffee – 2920 Avalon Way SW, Seattle, WA
Now called Shack (Previously Java Bean). If you can find parking, you'll be in great shape. New owners and new vibe.
4310 SW Oregon St Seattle, WA 98116
I enjoy Fiddlehead’s comforting space and coffee offerings – it can also be a great place to grab breakfast too!
7011 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
Caffe Ladro is among Seattle’s top coffee roasters, so it’s great that they have a presence in this end of town.
Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe
3770 SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98126
If your searching for a vegan breakfast or veggie lunch, Chaco Canyon will serve it up with an espresso.
Verite Coffee – Cupcake Royal
4556 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98166
The coffee and a variety of excellent cupcakes are to be had at this Cupcake Royale.
2676 Alki Ave. SW Seattle, WA
Tully’s Coffee on Alki is popular spot for locals to sit and people watch.
7349 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126
In this small, neighborhood café, you will find friendly service and locally roasted coffee.
Starbucks – Westwood Village
9023 25th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106
Doing shopping at the Westwood Village? You wont be able to miss this Starbucks location.
Starbucks – Fauntleroy
4408 Fauntleroy Way SW Seattle, WA 98126
Conveniently located right before you hop on the West Seattle Bridge. This Starbucks Coffee has a drive-thru and a small walk up stand.
Starbucks – Alki Beach
2742 Alki Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98116
Enjoy a morning walk and then head over to Starbucks on Alki Beach.
Alki Mail and Dispatch
4701 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116
Want a place to mail off your packages and grab some lovely coffee, you will find it here. At first it may not seem like a coffee stand from the outside, but you'll find great coffee and a warm and friendly staff too!
4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
I really enjoy visiting Bakery Nouveau – every single time! With incredible bread, cakes, and tarts – you will feel completely at home here.
Luna Park Cafe
2918 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126
A long-time local coffee shop that reminiscent of the 1950's or early, Luna Park Cafe enjoys a loyal West Seattle following.
4302 SW Oregon St, Seattle, WA 98116
This small but cozy place doesn't just offer coffee, but a deep menu that you'll love.
Eats Market Cafe
2600 SW Barton St, Seattle, WA 98126
Tucked away in the Westwood Village, you'll find a good opportunity for lunch and coffee here.
Easy Street Cafe
4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA
Arguably, one of the best places to sit down, grab some breakfast, listen to music, and enjoy a well-poured cup of coffee in Seattle. Check out the recent Seattle Coffee Podcast we did with them.
Uptown Espresso – Delridge
Uptown Espresso – West Seattle 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
A perfect place for grabbing a cup of coffee and meeting friends to engage in board games. Friendly staff, easy parking, and comfy ambiance.
The Daily Dose
The Daily Dose – 5214 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
The Daily Dose has earned the reputation of providing Delridge with a warm welcome and good coffee.
Pearls Coffee & Tea
Pearls Coffee & Tea – 4800 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 9810
Sweet place to grab a coffee or Bubble Tea (or is it Boba). Ask the barista and he'll tell you the difference. Warm, inviting, laid back – a perfect place to watch the rain, enjoy a cup of coffee, and chat with friends.
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