There’s no denying that the pumpkin spice latte has become the poster child for fall. And while there’s no sense in knocking the tasty classic, it’s only natural to crave a change after your umpteenth consecutive PSL order. When you’re ready to mix it up, try these stops in the coffee capital of the U.S.
Drip City Coffee | 2929 1st Ave | 206-778-3729
Drip City is known and loved for its friendly staff behind the bar, and they’ll be the last crew to shame you for ordering your seasonal drink. When you’ve had your fill of holiday-ready flavors, you’ll also find a full roster of coffee shop favorites -- from perfectly pulled espresso shots to a balanced Americano or fluffy cappuccino. They’re all great ways to warm up on your way to work, and especially tasty when paired with a Mighty-O doughnut from the pastry case.
Petra Cafe | 1933 7th Ave | 206-448-2604
The sister location to Belltown favorite Petra Mediterranean Bistro, Petra Cafe serves up casual bites and beverages every weekday. Swing by the Westlake shop for a Turkish coffee -- unfiltered, ultra-fine grounds steeped in a copper cezve and served hot and fresh. The leftover coffee grounds at the bottom of your cup can even be used to tell your fortune!
Sweet Iron Waffles | Multiple locations
What’s the best way to wash down a crispy Liege waffle loaded with sweet or savory toppings? A piping hot cup of coffee, of course! Sweet Iron will whip up a handcrafted Stumptown Espresso beverage of your choice to complete your balanced breakfast (or snack).
The Wandering Goose | 403 15th Ave E | 206-323-9938
Sip a steaming cup of Caffe Vita Coffee as you dig into a homemade biscuit sandwich in the quaint, sunny dining room at this north Capitol Hill joint. For breakfast or lunch, it’s a surefire way to warm your soul, fill your stomach, and get your daily caffeine fix.