#ElCafeDe2013: The Local Color Art, Coffee & More of Seattle.

It was a late-summer afternoon in Seattle and we were hanging out in the foodie and market heaven that is Pike Place Market. There was only a short time to explore and of course that included finding a local, non-chain, independent coffee spot.

Local Color Art, Coffee & More, Pike Place Market, Seattle coffee shop

Right along the main stretch of the market at the corner of Pike and Stewart is Local Color Art, Coffee & More.

Local Color Art, Coffee & More, Pike Place Market, Seattle coffee shop

Local Color Art, Coffee & More, Pike Place Market, Seattle coffee shop

Upon entering you’ll not just be in a cafe, but an art gallery as well. A variety of work from local artists hangs on the walls, with a full-time working studio within. Local Color immediately gave off a relaxing atmosphere with locals and tourists inter-mixed. A nice change of pace from the crowded, crammed, touristy feel of the original Starbucks down the street.

Local Color Art, Coffee & More, Pike Place Market, Seattle coffee shop

The cafe includes coffee from Seattle-based Caffé Vita and service from friendly baristas.

Local Color Art, Coffee & More, Pike Place Market, Seattle coffee shop

It was a warmer, sunny day so we went with an iced vanilla latte and mocha which hit the spot! 🙂 Desserts, pastries, beer, wine and music are also among their offerings.

Local Color Art, Coffee & More, Pike Place Market, Seattle coffee shop

Depending on your seat it’s a great place to people watch, checking out the hustle-and-bustle of the market.

Local Color Art, Coffee & More, Pike Place Market, Seattle coffee shop

It was a short, but good time hanging out at Local Color Art, Coffee & More in Seattle. What a great way to dive into the well-known Seattle coffee culture.

What non-chain, independent coffee shops would you recommend in Seattle?

5 responses to “#ElCafeDe2013: The Local Color Art, Coffee & More of Seattle.

  1. Mocha mmm.

    Great, I just finished my cappuccino & need more caffeine lol!

    Looks like a fun place to visit Aaron!

    Thanks for sharing 😉

    • Definitely a great find! I heard it’s the only true non-chain coffee shop in the market. Your welcome, hope you found another form of caffeine! 🙂

  2. You know I’m no Starbucks fan, so I’m glad to see you explore the indy coffee scene in Seattle. I can’t wait to visit the city and check it our for myself! I’d definitely start at the market.

    • It was a nice find. Hope you can visit soon! You’ll love the city. Definitely a place to get your caffeine on. The market is a place to be, so much around it too.

  3. I love Pike Place. I need to go back.

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