Courtesy of Cloud City Coffee
Corner Coffee Shop
Winner: Cloud City Coffee and Café
One of last year’s finalists, Cloud City Coffee and Café, which is within walking distance from Seattle’s Maple Leaf Park, takes the top spot this year. One enthusiastic reader says, “Everyone is family here, and families are always welcome.” Cloud City feels like home, with comfy couches, a lending library, newspapers, games and a kids’ play area. But it’s a home with locally roasted coffee and a full menu.
With Anthem Coffee and Tea’s multiple South Sound locations, its “heroic hospitality” is a hit with families. (Maybe it helps that parents can order beer and wine in addition to a kid’s cocoa.)
“The coffee and crêpes are amazing!” at Café Javasti in Maple Leaf and Wedgwood, where everything is made from scratch daily.
The crêpes are a specialty worth the drive at another finalist, CRAFT.19 Espresso + Creperie in Sumner, where local ingredients and craftsmanship are the order of the day.
Some readers claim Kaffeeklatsch in Lake City makes the best breakfast sandwich in the Northwest, while others wonder why you’d bother to find that out when you could just as well order Kaffeeklatsch’s authentic German pretzels.