Open Eyed & Wide Awake: The Artisanal Coffee Crawl of Downtown Seattle

Seattle, WA

  • The cappuccino at Storyville.
  • Cappuccino from Monorail Espresso.
  • The early days of Monorail Espresso, with founder Chuck Beek pulling shots from his cart.
  • Espresso and club soda at Voxx.
  • The concrete facade outside of Voxx Coffee.
  • Beautiful, cozy Storyville interior.
  • Exterior of Storyville Coffee.
  • The One and One: a shot of espresso and a macchiato.
  • The Deconstructed Espresso + Milk: shot of espresso, glass of warmed whole milk, and a cortado
  • Baristas at work.
  • The Cortado at Elm Coffee Roasters.
  • A view of behind the counter.

2 hours
1.3 mi
Guided by Whit

In a city that is synonymous with coffee culture, come explore the best that downtown Seattle has to offer. Whether you are an espresso aficionado or novice, join us as we visit a collection of five select "Third Wave" coffee artists. Along the way, we will discuss both the history of Seattle's caffeine scene and what to look for in a good cup of coffee. Guaranteed no Starbucks. We're heading to the best of the best.

About Your Guide
After a nomadic life cooking in top kitchens all over the west coast, I now call Seattle home. There is an incredible food scene here largely due to the convergence of different cultures, fresh local produce and seafood, and tech industry money. Luckily for me, it is both my job and obsession to know the local culinary scene. Let me show you my Seattle.

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Guide Points
  1. Monorail Espresso
  2. Voxx Coffee
  3. Storyville Coffee Company
  4. Cherry Street Coffee House
  5. Slate Coffee Roasters
  6. Elm Coffee Roasters

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.