Exploring Pacific Northwest Cafes

For all those who love exploring cafes outside of Vancouver, a great spot which is fairly close is to head south of the USA border. Here are a few nice spots for coffee and cafes to explore between Bellingham and Everett. These 2 cities are great places to stop when on the way to Seattle or when you are heading to Vancouver.


Espresso and Tonic

One café that I have visited a few times over the past year is Trove Coffee which is located near Western Washington University just off the freeway on Samish Way. At Trove they feature a full espresso bar with the usual line up of beverages as well as a few of their own speciality drinks such as the Espresso and Tonic which I loved on my most recent visit. In addition to their coffees they also offer a selection of pastries and such from local bakeries.

Iced Cold Brew

Trove Coffee

228 N Samish Way, Bellingham

Instagram @trovecoffee

Woods Coffee is a chain based in the area with multiple locations throughout NW Washington state, there main location where they do all their coffee roasting iat 813 Lakeway Drive which just East if the I-5 highway. Here you will find their coffee roaster, where they roast all their own coffee beans for their cafes.

Woods Coffee

multiple locations

Instagram @woodscoffee



Located in downtown Everett is Narrative Coffee a beautiful brick walled café featuring a full lineup of espresso beverages, pourovers along with in house baked goodies from cinnamon buns to scones and more.

They are a multi-roaster cafe featuring coffees supporting local as well as international roasters I had an Iced Americano on my recent visit as I was wanting something cold. They also offer oat milk and other dairy substitutes for any of their milk based coffees.

Narrative Coffee

2927 Wetmore Ave, Everett

Instagram @narrative.coffee


Both of these cities are full of amazing cafes, in addition to the ones I have featured here, keep a look out for ones that you may find along the way.

By: Richard Wolak

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