This month we introduce an on-going series to our blog/newsletter based around our very own Seattle neighborhood, Fremont. Proudly known as the “Center of the Universe,” the quirky neighborhood of Fremont is home to a number of Seattle’s best local businesses. In this series, we’ve cataloged some of our favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, and hangout spots for those of you visiting from out of town, or those of you new to the area. Check out our picks below and keep your eye on this column for more tips in the future.
Situated on the corner of N 34th St. and Troll Ave. N., this rustic coffee shop has quickly become one of the staples in the Seattle coffee scene since it’s inception in 2011. Founded by Andrew Milstead, Milstead & Co. prides itself on serving carefully sourced coffee from local and international roasters. Their dedication and passion for coffee has gained Milstead & Co. national acclaim as one of the best new coffee shops today.
While you're there, don't hesitate to ask Milstead's team of baristas questions about the espresso shot they're pouring. The coffee experts behind the counter will proudly tell you anything from where the coffee is sourced, roasting methods, even down to differences in tasting notes depending on temperature.
If you visit the shop in the warmer months, make sure to step outside into Milstead’s outdoor patio, which features beautiful repurposed furniture, locally grown plants, and an old firetruck that sits in the shadow of the Aurora Bridge.
If you’re inside, check out the well-curated selection of roasters, brewing equipment, and teas available for home use.