Let’s take a road trip and swing by some favorite coffee shops along the way. The PNW is chock full of fantastic coffee shops – after all, we do take our coffee very seriously. We’ll start in the North and head South along I-5, stopping by for some caffeine, sample some bakery treats along the way, and work our way towards decaf time. What better way to do some sightseeing, that with a food & beverage destination in mind? Turn on the tunes, and let’s hit the road:
1319 11th St, Bellingham
This cozy little coffee shop makes their own pastries and is found in the historic Fairhaven District. Filled with mismatched chairs and a homey vibe, you’re sure to find a cozy corner, some homemade baked goods, and a happy “good morning.”
Caffe Ladro in Ravenna
1222 NE 65th St, Seattle
Known for their iconic orange adirondack chairs and coffee cups, Caffe Ladro has several locations throughout the Seattle metro area. Roasting their own coffee and serving up their own baked goods, this Seattle institution has been pleasing the caffeinated since 1994.
1554 Market Street, Tacoma
A true PNW adventure almost always involves sitting around a campfire. This new coffee shop in Tacoma lives up to the campfire style and brings it indoors for those times you just can’t get out into the woods. Stop by for a cup of something to warm you up and relax in the casual atmosphere.
Mint City Coffee
539 N. Market Blvd, Chehalis
This new coffee roasting company can be found in a historic old building in downtown Chehalis. The name comes from the many fields of mint grown in the area. Keeping homage to the historic roots of the building, the interior retains the brick walls and character from which you can enjoy a most modern beverage.
Rivers Edge Coffee
You can see it from the freeway, so it couldn’t be any more convenient. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the hip man-cave interior too with a log cabin interior combined with sheet metal chic. Swing by for an affogato to perk you up, or if you’re ready for lunch you can order a sandwich too. A walk along the new waterfront park area in Kalama is a good place to stretch your legs right on a peaceful section of the Columbia River. A river cruise ship may even be docked!
Kafiex Roasters Coffee Lab
720 Esther St., Vancouver WA
Located in the heart of downtown overlooking Esther Short Park and the weekend Farmer’s Market. The bright colors, long pine tables, and cool brass drip coffee makers give this a modern chic vibe to go along with their excellent coffee.
Upper Left Roasters
1204 SE Clay Street, Portland
You’ll find no shortage of coffee shops in Portland, but with their bright and light interior, this Scandinavian looking interior is a pleasant change and good place to recharge. Stop by for a light lunch and refill your energy levels.
Archive Coffee & Bar
102 Liberty Street NE, Salem
Located in the heart of downtown Salem. This cool coffee spot is a great place to stop for lunch, soak in the ambience, and explore downtown. With massive walls of steel-lined bookshelves on one side, and a wall of cocktail mixers on the other, this interior is one of a kind.
Margin Coffee Roasters Cafe
206 2nd Ave SW, Albany
This vintage downtown location fills the high ceilings with fragrant aromas of coffee and happy sounds of clinking cups and perhaps someone tickling the ivories on the corner piano. Hit a few antique stores in the area on your way through this historic downtown on the upswing.
Vero Espresso House
205 E 14th Ave, Eugene
University towns have a well-earned reputation for being home to a variety of excellent coffee shops. Nothing feels quite so homey as a coffee shop inside a vintage home. This cheerful yellow house is the home of quality coffee and teas, an all-day breakfast menu, and a wide-ranging lunch menu.