Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Coffee Shops

Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Coffee Shops

After moving to Seattle about 9 months ago, somehow I became the source of knowledge for a lot of friends visiting the area. “G, where is the best coffee?” And I gotta tell you, when I first moved, I was overwhelmed. Everywhere I turned there was a new coffee shop to try, and after a while they all started blending into each other. That’s kinda what happens when there’s a coffee shop on every corner (not including Starbuck’s).

Being the SoCal girl that I am, finding the most Instagrammable spots was a big mission. Below are 5 places across the city that are sure to have your friends drooling over your Instagram feed.



I think that when I posted this photo from Moore Coffee to my Instagram, I had never gotten so many people say  “OMG WHERE IS THIS?!” Maybe because it’s a tiny coffee shop with 3 tables downtown Seattle near Pike Place, and it’s so easy to miss. No one really knew about i They’re known for their latte art which is impressive to say the least. It’s a great little spot to get warm on a chilly day, and far enough from all the Pike Place madness that you won’t get overwhelmed. Each latte comes with a piece of chocolate (added bonus!).



General Porpoise is a donut bakery meets coffee shop. Think your traditional coffee and donut combo, but with San Francisco/LA vibes. With marble tables, a PINK espresso machine, great lighting, fresh cut flowers, and of course, great coffee – it’s begging for a feature on your IG feed. If you’re feeling hungry afterwards, skip down the street to Bar Melusine for brunch, you will die with the green and white decor.



Preserve & Gather is a neighborhood coffee shop nestled in Greenwood. It’s great because it diverges from the typical all white, marble-covered Seattle coffee shop aesthetic with its tiffany blue accent colors. It’s very reminiscent of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, with their gold & blue wall. It’s a great spot to snap a few pics and chit chat with a friend. Instagram tip: I would rock a vintage-thrifted-style look for this backdrop.



I waffled over whether or not I wanted to include the Starbucks Roastery in my list. On one hand it’s Starbucks. Big corporate coffee giant. But on the other hand, this location is actually pretty cool. They serve coffees not offered at any other locations. It’s also pretty cool to see the beans being roasted. Note: the lighting at the bar is frustrating to say the least, so do yourself a favor and and try to get a cozy seat by the window for the perfect IG shot. Other note, it gets crazy busy, so try to get there earlier in the AM to not feel like an overwhelmed adult at Disneyland.



Slate Coffee is a minimalist’s dream. Think lots of natural lighting, white backgrounds, and industrial architecture. Tip: Visit in the afternoon during the week and the shop is pretty empty – and of course perfect for making it a mini photoshoot studio!

I am always on the hunt for more coffee shops to try. What would make your list?




  1. Milena
    April 12, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Great read! Can’t wait to visit these locations when I come to Seattle.

  2. April 12, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I love the designs they can make on cups of coffees! I don’t think I have been to any of these, I need to add one as a stop my next trip to Seattle.

    • Giulia
      April 12, 2017 / 11:19 am

      The designs are literally might favorite part of going to a coffee shop! Hope you enjoy 🙂

  3. April 12, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Great guide! Moore Coffee Shop is definitely one of my faves. I would add Mr. West to your list 🙂


    • Giulia
      April 12, 2017 / 11:26 am

      Thank you Sonya! I keep hearing about Mr. West’s – I seriously need to check it out! Thank you for the tip!

  4. April 12, 2017 / 11:30 am

    This is the BEST post ever!!!

    • Giulia
      April 12, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Thanks Michelle!! Hope it was helpful 🙂

  5. April 12, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I need to check out Moore! I’ve seen photos of their coffee art all over instagram!

    • Giulia
      April 12, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Let me know what you think! They have 2 locations – one has breakfast and coffee, and the other is just a coffee shop!

  6. April 12, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I love this post, I did one similar awhile back…about unique coffee shops in the Seattle area….Ive been to the reserve..very interesting and yes a great place for instagram shots!

    Thanks for sharing


    • Giulia
      April 12, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Thanks Val! I’ll check out your too, I always love discovering new spots!

  7. April 12, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I still need to check out General Porpoise in cap hill! Also I’m excited to get coffee with you next week girl!

    Xo, emma