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Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

I’m due for a visit to Seattle; there’s a sweet baby boy I’m dying to meet and three young ladies, a little further east, I’m hoping to hang out with. I wanted to go this past BC Day long weekend but alas, life got in the way. Instead, I spent Saturday running errands all over the city. On Sunday we joined the Pride festivities, and I spent the Monday off watching the entire season of Stranger Things. It was a satisfying weekend, but I still need to go to Seattle.
A few months ago on my last visit to Seattle, we popped into Elm Coffee Roasters during our coffee break and loved it.

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

I’d read about Elm on my favourite coffee blog and it certainly did not disappoint. We instantly fell in love with the minimalist open space washed in lots of natural light. The shop is located in a quieter section of Pioneer Square, it’s close to London Plane, another great breakfast spot.
It’s the sort of place you want to find when you need a quiet unrushed moment or some time to yourself to write or contemplate. It’s also conducive for a little group that just needs a spot to hang out for a bit. We lingered over our coffees, chatting in hushed tones and taking photos, and I even got a little bit of journaling done.

The space is inspiring; bright clean décor with pale wood furnishings. The airy bar area, spaced seating and exposed roastery in the back, along with thoughtful friendly baristas make for a welcoming atmosphere.

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

The café offers espressos (and espresso based drinks) pulled from a La Marzocco machine, batch brewed coffee, teas, pastries sourced from London Plane and vegan doughnuts from Top Pot. I had a latte, made with their deliciously creamy in-house hazelnut milk and a fragrant slice of cardamom cake. The coffee tastes clean, rich (not bitter) and flavourful, just how I like my coffee.
Beans are roasted on site, a Probat roaster sits behind a glass at the back of the store. Elm roasts its beans very light, that’s their thing. I came home with a bag of their beautifully packaged beans.

I hope I get to make a trip back to Seattle soon on one of these sunny weekends left in summer.

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters

Elm Coffee Roasters
240 2nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

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  • Reply inubiyamarsha

    Thank you for sharing. Elms’ decor is beautiful and you look so radiant. Keep glowing and safe trip to Seattle.

    4 August, 2016 at 3:13 am
  • Reply Renee Bergeron

    I love, love, LOVE Seattle. Thanks for sharing. This looks bright and cheerful and now I really want a cup of coffee with a fancy pattern on top!

    4 August, 2016 at 7:16 am
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      Seattle is awesome, I love it there too! And the coffee is truly the best! 🙂

      5 August, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply KK


    4 August, 2016 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    It is so nice, light and airy that I can see myself spending a whole day here typing up blog posts and reading.

    7 August, 2016 at 7:02 am
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      I know! if I lived in Seattle this would be my regular coffee shop. 🙂

      11 August, 2016 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Pang

    I miss Seattle as well, and have wanted to go back. Now, you are giving me the more reason to do so.. soon. Coffeehouse is my weak spot as well. I’m addicted to coffee and a calm place to contemplate, and this place sounds so perfect. I also love your bright & happy photos, which really do make the place so inviting. 🙂

    8 August, 2016 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply Elsa | the whinery

      Plan a Seattle trip Pang, who knows, we might come too and have a little reunion. 🙂

      11 August, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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