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10 Coffee Shops Seattle Should Be Famous For

Nobody does coffee like the Pacific Northwest. GEICO knows there's nothing more delightful than a good roast on a misty morning.

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1. Caffè Umbria

Why: The perfect place to get an Italian-style espresso.

Fun Little Extra: If you order a drink "to stay," you get a free piece of chocolate!

OMG: You can get gelato with a shot of espresso poured on top. YES, PLEASE.

2. Bauhaus Books + Coffee

Why: Just check out that decor! And nothing beats opening a book and sipping on some coffee.

What to Eat: They sell the famous Top Pot Doughnuts there too!

Other Fun Things: They have movie nights every month!

3. Seattle Coffee Works

Why: Because if you're a real coffee nerd, this place is your heaven. They have a tasting room where you can try almost any kind of coffee you can imagine. If you want a French-pressed Costa Rican or a pour-over Guatemalan… you can!

What to Try: The Vacuum Pot in "The Slow Bar."

4. Arabica Lounge

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Why: The cafe was first conceived as an art project by Jojo Corvaia.

Popular Drink: Cappuccino Brûlée.

What to Eat: Soldier Eggs. Soft-boiled eggs with the top cut off. It's served with black lava crystals and truffle oil or German prosciutto.

6. Street Bean Espresso

Why: They are a nonprofit organization that provides homeless and street-involved youth with opportunity and employment. They serve sustainably harvested and locally roasted coffee. It's a win-win for everyone!

Bonus: The cafe is very spacious, so it's a good place to get some work done.

7. Slate Coffee Bar

Why: If you're a coffee aficionado, this place is for you.

What to Order: They keep it simple for you. Coffee, espresso, and espresso with milk is all that's offered to highlight the coffee itself! It's that good.

What Else? They do an excellent coffee and espresso tasting with candied oranges.

8. Tougo Coffee Co.

Why: A great atmosphere with a kids' play area and a patio out in the back.

What to Drink: Can't go wrong with their Americano.

Got a Pup: The space is dog friendly too!

9. Monorail Espresso

Why: It may look like just a stand, but great coffee is produced in the tiny vicinity.

What to Get: An Americano.

What to Eat: Their "chubbie" cookies.

Note: It is cash only though, so hit up an ATM beforehand!

10. Victrola Coffee

Why: Because not only is their coffee great, your first refill is free! (OMG!)

Come for Coffee Cuppings: AKA coffee tastings on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. You'll become a coffee expert in no time!

Popular Drink: In the summer, try a toddy, a delicious cold-brewed coffee.

Thanks for all the great coffee, Seattle.

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