Seattle is a writer’s paradise. It’s got the perfect sweater weather! Do you know what pairs perfectly with sweater weather? Coffee! Maybe that’s why Seattle is the birthplace of grunge music AND Starbucks. Can you say ‘grungey sweaters,’ anyone?
There’s practically a Starbucks on every corner, so my bestie likes to say “shop local, buy Starbucks!”
But we’re not here to talk about Starbucks today. We’re in the middle of a freaking pandemic, so I’ve been trying to shop locally even more than usual to show my support! And shoot, why not use this website to give my favorite cafes a little publicity? It ain’t much, but it’s honest work.
My current favorite cafe is Cherry Street Coffee House, so it only makes sense that I kick off this series of reviews with them! I love Cherry Street Coffee House. Seriously.
The atmosphere inside of the Cherry St cafes that I’ve visited is cozy, with warm lights and cool art. There isn’t much seating, but indoor seating isn’t an option in the state of Washington due to COVID, anyways.
Always friendly and welcoming, the baristas make my orders perfectly every time! Seriously. Drinks range in size from 8-24oz, and can be made non-dairy with soy, almond, and oat alternatives.
The 24oz drinks are only available as iced drinks, and beware, because they have 4 shots of espresso!
The first drink I got from Cherry St Cafe was a London Fog Latte. Listen, y’all, I’m not exaggerating when I say this was the best dang London Fog Latte I’ve ever had. Ever. Light and frothy as a cloud, it had just the right blend of Earl Gray and milk. It was citrusy sweet, but not too sweet, and slightly herbal.
Their classic lattes are just as fluffy and perfect; rich, foamy, creamy, without a trace of bitterness! Be sure to try their Mikyway latte, it’s just sweet enough, and without the artificial sugary syrupy flavors of other cafes(I’m looking at you, Starbucks).
And the food? It’s just as good!
You’ve got to try their borek. It’s a delicious, savory pastry made of flaky phyllo dough, stuffed with a spinach filling, and topped with tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and diced tomatoes.
And their bagels with lox? Oh my goodness, they have just the right ratio of cream cheese to salmon! The onions are sliced super thin, which I love. Plus, they cut the bagels in half horizontally and vertically so they’re easier to eat.
This is not a sponsored post. I just really like this cafe! Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more Freshly Stale content ☕💕