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.
Right along the main stretch of the market at the corner of Pike and Stewart is Local Color Art, Coffee & More.
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.
The cafe includes coffee from Seattle-based Caffé Vita and service from friendly baristas.
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.
Depending on your seat it’s a great place to people watch, checking out the hustle-and-bustle of the market.
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?