Hidden Cafes to Visit in Seattle, Washington
Updated: May 22
This past year I visited Seattle, Washington twice; the weather and the food was so good
I had to come back a second time! The second time around, I decided to focus on the cafes and
restaurants that were less well known but still great places to chill at. We all know that Pike
Place Market is the main place to visit whenever you’re in Seattle, but what about those
underground cafes that tourists usually overlook? During my second visit to Seattle, I stumbled
upon some unique cafes that were pleasant surprises. If you’re ever visiting Seattle, these are
definitely the cafes to visit!
1. Fresh Flours
This cute and snug cafe is located close to the Woodland Park Zoo. My friend and I
wanted to pass some time before visiting the zoo, and we happened to stumble upon this little
cafe. Situated On the corner of a nearby street, we walked in and were greeted by a display
case of pastries and the smell of coffee. Contemplating what to order, I decided on getting an
almond croissant and a small mocha drink. Since I have quite the sweet tooth, I really enjoyed
the sweetness of the croissant while the mocha gave a smooth finish to the whole brunch. I
liked this cafe because it was a classic cafe that had many different pastries and drinks. If you’re
near the Woodland Park Zoo, I would suggest stopping by for a little snack or beverage in this
2. Bacco Cafe & Bistro
Located on the way to Pike Place Market, this cafe has more food items than your usual
café. Along with pastries and drinks, they also serve breakfast and brunch. I happily ordered a
hot chocolate and potatoes with biscuits and gravy. I was content after eating my meal, and my
stomach was definitely full for quite some time after. If you’re looking for a place to eat
breakfast or brunch, then this cafe is the spot to go to before starting your day!
3. Seattle Coffee Works
Like Bacco Cafe & Bistro, Seattle Coffee Works is on the way to Pike Place Market.
Located on a busy street, this cozy cafe is definitely the perfect spot if you’re looking for a place
to study or read a book. Wanting to try something different than my usual order, I decided to
order a chai tea latte. The chai tea latte was a really nice drink to have first thing in the
morning: its cinnamon flavor was comforting and made me feel all warm inside. This cafe is the
perfect spot if you need a little break from the busy city!
4. Ghost Alley Espresso
This tiny cafe is located in Pike Place Market right next to Seattle’s infamous gum wall. It
has a unique menu in which it has a set collection of drinks while also having a mystery mocha.
This mystery mocha is exactly what its name suggests: you tell the barista your flavor profile
and preferences, and they create a mocha based on what you like. This drink is great for those
who aren’t picky and want to be surprised!
I enjoyed all of these cafes that I visited while I was in Seattle, and I’m definitely visiting
them again whenever I go back. To me, cafes have always displayed a cozy and relaxing
environment, and the smell of pastries and coffee really adds to the atmosphere. These 4 cafes
were really enjoyable places to be in, and I recommend visiting them whenever you find
yourself in Seattle.
Do you know any cafes you absolutely love going to? Let us know in the