Moore Coffee Courtesy Amber Pouts

Latte Art

Moore Coffee Courtesy Amber Pouts

Perhaps you’ve heard—Seattle is the place for all things coffee.

This is the city where latte art first started, thanks to Capitol Hill’s Espresso Vivace (532 Broadway Ave; and what would become the ever-present latte foam heart pattern. You can still get an expertly drawn heart at Vivace’s flagship store as well as at Storyville Coffee in Pike Place Market (*94 Pike St;, but elsewhere in the city there are shops foaming up swans, pandas, and even a Star Wars icon.

Head to Belltown’s Moore Coffee (1930 Second Ave; to find everything from cute cats and bunnies to elephants and lions staring back at you in foam. Fremont Coffee (459 N 36th St; is the spot to find Darth Vader or a punk-appropriate skull in your mug. And you’ll find fish, clown faces, and even swans in cups at Queen Anne’s Caffe Zingaro (127 Mercer St;).

If you’re more about flavor in your foam, don’t miss Anchorhead Coffee’s (*1600 Seventh Ave, Ste 105; sludgies, a drink that combines a cold brew slush with cocoa, honey, and a coconut rose foam. Across the street, Mr. West (720 Olive Way; serves up cool coffee egg creams spiked with chocolate and soda water.


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