MostBest Seattle | Coffee

There are 654 coffee shops in Seattle. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

Seattle may very well be the coffee capital of the world. When you’re seeking out the very best cup in incredible ambiance with top-notch service, these are the places you need to visit.


via Flickr user Michael Allen Smith

via Flickr user Michael Allen Smith

Empire Espresso truly is king of the coffee castle, serving up some of the best coffee and espresso in all of Seattle. Every cup is made to order—nothing has been sitting around on the heater—so you’ll get the same, incredibly fresh taste every time. They have both classic café creations, as well as some more unique, exciting options, like the Cayenne Mocha.

We Love Their: Cayenne Mocha, Sundried Tomato Pesto-Provolone-Spinach Panini

3829 S Edmunds St
(206) 659-0588


via Flickr user Matt Wunderle

via Flickr user Matt Wunderle

If you consider yourself a coffee aficionado (or just aspire to be one), Milstead & Co. is the coffee shop for you. It’s one of the few coffee shops in Seattle to source their beans from multiple, always-changing sources. You’ll find coffee from big names like Stumptown and Intelligentsia, as well as smaller independent roasters from all over the world.

We Love Their: Shot of Espresso, Vanilla Latte

770 N 34th St
(206) 659-4814


via Slate

via Slate

Slate Coffee Bar is not your average coffee shop. The simple yet unique menu lets the coffee do the talking, offering only the classics: coffee and espresso.  We recommend the popular Deconstructed Espresso and Milk, which comes served in three refined wine glasses: one with espresso, one with steamed milk, and the third with espresso and steamed milk.

We Love Their: Tasting Flight, Deconstructed Espresso and Milk, Cold Brew

5413 6th Ave NW
(206) 240-7174