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Five Things to Know About Kaffeeklatsch Seattle

Kaffeeklatsch Seattle is a Lake City meeting place fueled by expertly made espresso drinks and handcrafted baked goods. Here are some important points to keep in mind if you plan to visit.

  • Its name translates to “coffee gossip.” This term traces back to 1900, when women gathered at their friends’ homes to chat over coffee since they weren’t allowed in public coffeehouses.
  • True North Coffee supplies the beans. And they’re certified fair trade.
  • Kaffeeklatsch serves up a special Lake City Blend. It’s a combination of medium-roast coffees, which combine to create an earthy flavor with a hint of caramel.
  • You can snack on German pastries and cakes. They serve up traditional recipes just like co-owner Annette Heide-Jessen remembers from growing up in Berlin.
  • The shop is eco-friendly. Tea bags and cups go in the compost bin, and reclaimed chairs and ceramic cups reduce waste while creating a homey atmosphere.

12513 Lake City Way NE
Seattle,
WA
US

In Focus: Cafe Javasti

  • Locations: Maple Leaf and Wedgwood
  • How often they bake their pastries: every day
  • Where they bake their pastries: onsite
  • Most popular dishes: sweet and savory crepes, including one with homemade olive tapenade
  • Cookie flavor most likely to remind you of summer camp: s’more
  • How to trick kids into eating veggies: Order a chocolate-zucchini cake.
  • What to drink: espresso, chai tea, or italian soda

8617 35th Ave NE
Seattle,
WA
US

In Focus: Bark Espresso

  • What The Stranger calls it: Seattle's "first openly dog-friendly cafe."
  • Where to go if pooch tags along: the Great Dog Lounge, where you can enjoy a cup o’ joe while discussing the finer points of bone-burying with your four-legged pal Where to head if you’re dogless: Bark's air-conditioned main space, stationed beside the aptly named Hound Hangout room
  • Barista specialties: americanos, espressos, cappuccino, and other café classics made with Seattle's own Caffe Vita
  • To eat: breakfast sandwiches and quiche made in-house, plus assorted pastries from Macrina Bakery and I Can't Believe It's VEGAN
  • Wi-Fi: free with a food or drink purchase
  • On the walls: pieces by local artists, including plenty of dog portraits and more abstract dog self-portraits

11335 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle,
WA
US

Blue Saucer is loyally committed to serving only the finest Stumptown coffee, brewed to order in small French-pressed batches (starting at $1.60). Every week a different bean from the boutique coffee maker is featured for your sipping satisfaction, along with specialty drinks such as a house-mixed hot chocolate (starting at $2) and organic teas (starting at $1.60) for your steeping enjoyment.

9127 Roosevelt Way Northeast
Seattle,
WA
US

In Focus: Cafe Kopi

  • Kopi translated: Indonesian for “coffee”
  • Coffee: from True North Coffee Roasters
  • Coffee accompaniments: blueberry scones and cinnamon rolls
  • Drink sweeteners: vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, all-natural Sweetbird syrups
  • Complete breakfast: a Black Forest mocha—espresso, cherry, dark chocolate, and whipped cream—with a custom bagel sandwich
  • Complete lunch: a turkey-pesto panini with a Backyard Garden juice consisting of apple, spinach, lemon, carrot, and parsley
  • Where to sit: on an overstuffed green sofa or the sidewalk patio

8056 Lake City Way NE
Seattle,
WA
US

Formed from about 17,000 islands that stretch from the coast of Thailand to the border of Papua New Guinea, the nation of Indonesia encompasses many climates and cultures. Recognizing that diversity, Indo Cafe's chefs strive to serve up an authentic sampling of the country's eclectic cuisine. The smartly curated menu ranges from daging tuturuga?a curry beef stew from Manado, on the northern island of Sulawesi?to bakmi goreng jawa?a Javanese-style egg-noodle stir-fry. If you're stopping by for the first time or have had your memory wiped since the last time, Seattle Weekly's 2012 Voracious Dining Guide recommends the ayam goreng fried chicken, a pan-Indonesian specialty which Seattle Weekly calls "extra-crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and best topped with fiery chili paste and paired with cooling, slightly sweet coconut rice." Indonesian produce stars in the desserts; the chefs fill whole coconuts with their savory-sweet pudding and make their own avocado- and durian-flavored ice creams.

Framed Indonesian art accents Indo Cafe's main dining space as well as three private rooms that can each host a party of up to 30 people or two giants on a romantic dinner date. Strengthening the restaurant's international ties, its owners are also active supporters of the Children's Foundation of Southeast Asia, which rallies local business owners to help build children's homes and schools in Southeast Asia.

13754 Aurora Ave N Suite D
Seattle,
WA
US