SEATTLE’S BEST COFFEE SHOPS: A SERIES (Part 1)

Seattle is known for its unreal coffee scene. A quick Google search brings it up on multiple lists as one of the top coffee cities in the world. It’s also common knowledge that Seattle is the birthplace of Starbucks, and while I’m not ashamed to admit that I do enjoy the occasional Starbucks beverage, Seattle has so SO much more to offer in the coffee department. If you only drink Starbucks while you’re here, I promise you that you are missing out on some of the best coffee and espresso that will ever grace your tastebuds. There are so many incredible options that I’ve decided that the only way for me to do this any justice is to make it a series. I’ve already got a list of about 15 coffeeshops I want to talk about, but I feel like 5 seems like a good place to start. I drink a lot of coffee and have a lot of time on my hands, ok?

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DOUGHNUT MIND IF I DO

I’m back with another bad pun title and another one of my favorite food categories - doughnuts. Oscar Wilde once said, “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole," but I don’t know how anyone can be a pessimist when there are doughnuts involved. I don’t think I ever even realized how much I love them until I moved to Seattle. Seriously. I sometimes enjoyed a sour cream glazed or honey cruller from Tim Hortons, but aside from Doughnut Party/Moonshine Doughnuts in Edmonton (which are SUPERB, by the way), I had never really appreciated just how good they could be. Seattle has forever shifted my view on that. Let me show you why.

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CAPITOL HILL HAS A PIZZA MY HEART

I’ve decided to start with pizza, because what type of person doesn’t love pizza? A weirdough, duh. Sorry, I just needed to get at least one pun (ok, two if you count the title) out of my system. I’ll stop.

For real though, I think pizza is just one of those staple food items that’s too good to live without. I’ve managed to try a few really great places in Capitol Hill (my neighborhood) and so I figured that it’s a great place to start with some of my Seattle recommendations. While these are pizza places in Capitol Hill, some of them do have other locations around town, just in case you don’t want to make the trek or order delivery! Just to be clear, I’m not really a food blogger, but I am a food lover. I’m hoping my love of stuffing my face qualifies me enough to write about it. Now let’s get to it (before I start adding more pizza puns).

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