As the story goes, the first coffee shop in Seattle was Cafe Encore, which opened in 1958 on the avenue, followed by contemporary coffee shops nearby, such as The Place Next Door and Last Exit. Some people say that a coffee shop and a less elaborate espresso bar are two different things. We say that some people make too many distinctions for their own good. You can also check the coffee page for a description of the different types of coffee commonly served in coffee shops.
In the list below, the symbol † indicates a coffee shop that no longer exists.