There’s nothing quite like a good cup of coffee and living in Seattle means there’s a spot to grab coffee nearly everywhere you look. With so many options it can be hard to choose especially on Capitol Hill. So we’re here to help, here are the best places to grab a coffee in Capitol Hill.

Victrola Coffee Roasters

A long-time Capitol Hill fave, Victrola has been in the business for 21 years! You can grab coffee, pastries, beans, and even get a coffee subscription through them if you’re really into coffee. Their Pike St location is a perfect stop if you’re on a walk towards downtown.

Where: 310 E Pike St
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 am-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7:30 am-8 pm

Volunteer Park Cafe

Newly reopened and reinvented, Volunteer Park Cafe is back! This cafe has been serving the north Capitol Hill neighborhood for decades. You can grab a coffee, wine, pastries, and more here. It’s pretty much the perfect spot to come after wandering through Volunteer Park.

Where: 1501 17th Avenue East
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 8 am-7 pm, Sunday 8 am-5 pm

Ghost Note Coffee


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Ghost Note has a core menu of expertly roasted and prepared single-origin coffees. You’ll also find house-made ingredients, rotating seasonal drinks, unique teas, pastries, and toasts. If you fall in love with a particular kind of coffee you can grab a bag because they also happen to sell beans.

Where: 1623 Bellevue Ave
Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8 am-5 pm, Tuesday 8 am-3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am-6 pm

Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe

Ada’s is one of the most unique places to grab a coffee on this list. That’s because they also happen to double as a bookstore. So you can grab a coffee, pastry and you’ll probably end up taking a few books home too.

Where: 425 15th Ave E
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 8 am-3 pm, Friday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm

Fuel Coffee

Fuel is a great place to grab your favorite coffee drinks and also beans. It’s also worth noting that Fuel has a pretty interesting no-tipping policy as they pay their employees living wages and also offer benefits. So feel good about your coffee. They also have a few other locations in the city.

Where: 610 19th Avenue East
Hours: Daily 7 am-5 pm

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Realfine Coffee


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Realfine is locally owned and operated meaning you’re getting a real cup of Seattle Joe. It’s a great spot to pop in for a high-quality coffee from talented baristas. Oh and you can grab an assortment of tasty pastries as well.

Where: 616 E Pine St
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 am-4 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8 am-4 pm

Analog Coffee


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This Capitol Hill favorite serves a rotating cast of exceptional local roasters and Fresh Breeze Organic dairy. You can also enjoy delicious bites from b~side foods from 8 am-2 pm daily. You’ll also probably leave Analog with a few Insta pics.

Where: 235 Summit Ave E
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am-4 pm



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This brand definitely offers the most unique coffee on this list. Wunderground is a local coffee company serving up delicious adaptogenic mushroom coffee. Right now you can visit a pop-up in Capitol Hill’s Chophouse Row for the foreseeable future and try a coffee or two. Of course, you can also take some beans home as well.

Where: 1424 11th Ave
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 9 am-4 pm

Espresso Vivace


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Capitol Hill has one of the last walk-up coffee bars in the city which has been around since the 80s. Vivace is a staple in the neighborhood and pretty much the perfect grab-and-go spot. Plus they have long enough hours to grab a coffee both before and after work.

Where: 321 Broadway Avenue East
Hours: Daily 6 am-7 pm

Caffe Vita

This spot is another independent & locally-owned cafe that has been around since 1995! Caffe Vita now has locations across the nation and all of their beans are imported directly from the farm and roasted on-site. During non-pandemic times they offer a free brewing class held on third Sundays at their roasting facility on Capitol Hill.

Where: 1005 E Pike Street
Hours: Daily 7 am-7 pm

Looks like you’re going to have to do a DIY coffee tour of Capitol Hill now huh? Well, this list will definitely help you out and we hope that you discover a new favorite place. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled as we explore more neighborhoods.