Coffee n Chocolate n Donuts
Note: Updated 11/04 to add Dilettante in the middle of the page for mocha lovers and chocoholics of all sorts.
Scroll to the bottom for Top Pot Donut locations!
Victrola Coffee (Just up the Hill from the Convention Center) Seriously, just go here.
310 East Pike Street
Do your morning a favor: walk up the hill from the convention center a little ways to get your coffee at Victrola in Capitol Hill, or one of the cafes nearby.
There’s free wifi if you’d like to come here for your morning email fix.
The Victrola team has been in the coffee business for more than ten years. They know what they’re doing.
Bauhaus Coffee (Capitol Hill: Walkable or bus) Good morning pre-PASS option.
301 E Pine Street
This is where you come to be awesome in Capitol Hill. The people watchin’ is fabulous, and the coffee’s good, too.
Bauhaus has a great view down on the city and Space Needle from the hill.
Brought to you by the makers of Top Pot donuts. MMMM Donuts.
Lots of fun handmade items and art in shops nearby.
Caffe Vita (Capitol Hill: Walkable)
1005 East Pike Street
If you’d like to try a cup of coffee from one of the original $11,000 Clover coffee makers, drop by Caffe Vita. They also have delicious, delicious lattes.
Zeitgeist Coffee (Pioneer Square: Walkable or bus) On your way to Bush Gardens for Karaoke.
171 S Jackson Street
Delicious coffee, great place to sit.
Brought to you by the makers of Top Pot donuts.
Check out the fireman statue and totem poles in Pioneer Square nearby.
Dilettante Mocha Cafe (Downtown or Capitol Hill) Mocha Lovers, This Is Your Mecca!
818 Stewart Street (.3 mile walk from Convention Center)
400 Pine Street (.3 mile walk from Convention Center, on the lower floor of Westlake Mall)
538 Broadway E (1.2 mile walk from Convention Center, uphill) <- This location is notable for it’s amazingly decadent choco desserts.
SeaTac Airport Central Terminal <- not a bad way to start or end your trip!
I’m not usually a mocha fan, but I get a little weak in the knees when I think of the 72% dark Dilettante mocha.
The mocha menu is here. If you like chocolate, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Caffe Ladro (Downtown: Walkable)
801 Pine Street
Disclaimer: I’ve never been to this particular Ladro. However, I’ve been to the West Seattle, Union Street (also near downtown), Queen Anne, and Bellevue locations, so I feel I can recommend it.
With thirteen total locations, all in the Seattle area, Caffee Ladro is very successful and popular. People luz it.
Cherry Street Coffee House (Downtown: Walkable)
1st and Seneca
There are a couple of locations for Cherry Street, but this one is the closest to the convention center, a bit under a mile.
This is a good choice if you’d like to walk down to the waterfront and look around there.
There’s really more good coffee up on the hill than I can list. Check it out on Yelp.
The Panama Hotel Tea and Coffee House (International District: Walkable or bus.) Also a good choice for a stop en route to Bush Gardens.
607 S Main Street, between 6th Ave & S Maynard Ave
This is one of my most favorite places in all of Seattle and I really don’t go enough anymore.Hidden away on a side street in the International District, this is a beautiful place in a historic little hotel.
There are many different types of tea and a full espresso bar. Wifi is available. This is a great place to talk to people for an hour or two.
Top Pot Doughnuts (Downtown Seattle or Capitol Hill: Walkable or bus)
Two locations close for ya:
2124 5th Ave (Downtown)
609 Summit Ave E (Capitol Hill)
Hand forged donuts. They don’t mess around. Coffee is also good.
Donuts also available at Zeitgeist and Bauhaus coffee shops, which are owned by the same fine people, but with a less extensive selection.