Seattle’s a great town. It’s my kinda town. But even in the midst of work or traveling between points A and B, Seattle can get busy, seem crowded, and at times, overwhelming.   

While I do take the time to enjoy Seattle’s parks, hikes, and the natural beauty that surrounds it, I can’t always get such a break during the week.

That leads me to Wheelhouse Coffee – situated almost exactly between Pike's Place Market and South Lake Union’s shore – where I find myself regularly. With offices towering above it, the area is pretty much cubicle-central – filled with employees and other businesses.

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Wheelhouse Coffee

I stopped in this week to this indie café owned and operated by the good folks over at Lighthouse Coffee Roasters.

Wheelhouse Coffee serves as a good place to re-fuel, people watch, and get a good conversation in with the friendly baristas that work there.

The coffee is excellent and the space is beautiful.

In fact, I’d go ahead and call the place sleek but without the pretentiousness that word may inspire. No, in fact, Wheelhouse Coffee offers a down-to-earth feel with genuine people working behind the bar.

With its extra-large windows, outdoor seating, and comfortable bar stools, Wheelhouse Coffee is a sweet little spot for a coffee break (The Amazonians know this too).

Wheelhouse offers their own fresh baked foods, beer, wine, and of course their own locally roasted coffee.

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So, what is the ultimate coffee break?

For me, the ultimate coffee break would be the one you didn’t have to return back to work from – but of course, that’s not going to happen.

Perhaps the second best option: Wheelhouse Coffee – where you’re able to put the work that’s sitting on your desk on hold at least awhile.

Where's Your Ultimate Seattle Coffee Break Place?

Do you have a favorite spot for a Seattle coffee break? Share with us in the comment section!

Wheelhouse Coffee is located on the map below.

2113 Westlake Ave. Seattle, WA 98121  Weekdays 6-6 and  Saturday 8-4

Wheelhouse Coffee

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