Other local “brewers”

We are by no means Starbucks-bashers. You’re bound to find us going thru the new WS drive-thru every so often (especially since it’s right on our path to the bridge). But just for grins, we want to give a shoutout to the many other fine non-mega-mega-chain coffee providers around town (including those for whom coffee is not the main business). This is strictly from memory (and Googling), so please leave a comment to let me know who I’m missing:

Caffe Ladro, Hotwire, C & P, Tully’s on Alki and in Morgan Junction, Diva, Red Cup, Capers, Freshy’s, Bird on a Wire, Al’s Deli & Espresso, Thriftway, Metro Market, Revolution Coffee & Art, Uptown in The Junction and on Delridge, Sleepless, Alki Bakery, Coffee to a Tea with Sugar, Easy Street, Bubbles, Homefront, Zatz, Bikes and Brew, PCC, Verite/Cupcake Royale, Infinity, Alki Mail and Dispatch, and of course the ever-salubrious Java Bean.

7 Replies to "Other local "brewers""

  • mapletree7 September 26, 2006 (4:24 pm)

    shout-outs are all to the good, but which have the best coffee?

  • Administrator September 26, 2006 (6:02 pm)

    Good question, though “best” is so subjective – My very favorite WS latte is the “Amazing Grace” at Easy Street. Hotwire, Uptown, and Bird on the Wire are other faves. And you?

  • chas redmond September 26, 2006 (6:09 pm)

    You forgot Cafe Rozella on Delridge just inside the Roxbury line – a great spot with live music Fridays and Saturdays for those who haven’t been down there. There’s also a Thai or Cambodian coffee house right across the street and quite a few more down 16th in White Center, which, soon enough, will be part of Seattle and, ergo, part of West Seattle.

  • R Roberts September 26, 2006 (9:37 pm)

    Best coffee: Java Bean. I’ve never had a bad cup of coffee there.

  • The House September 26, 2006 (9:55 pm)

    Rozella is good, just got some Bird on A Wire this AM, but I’ve got to give a strong endorsement to Uptown for their Orange Mocha! Great stuff!

  • BTD_Venkat September 27, 2006 (12:54 am)

    Ladro is tough to beat.

  • ESEW September 27, 2006 (9:20 am)

    As a consummate coffee geek, I have to admit that I haven’t tried everything on your list, but there is a huge grooup of people at http://www.coffeegeek.com and other sites that are making the push to promote “The Third Wave” of coffee, where coffee is no longer consumed as a beverage, but experienced as a fine wine. See this link for more info. These people (including myself) dream about coffee and reaching coffee perfection (google for “cup of excellence” and “god shot”.

    I admit, I’m a complete amature to these giants, but I do enjoy a well poured espresso, and I can tell you that the best bean for my buck is West Seattle is at the hotwire, with Java Bean by Luna Park a close second, and Diva/Lladro/Metropolitan Mkt tied for third. I have to add the caveat though, that I’ll rarely buy a coffee drink anymore, why should you when you can take a steaming, fresh pound home and keep it all to yourself.

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