It's a big morning (and an appropriate autumny one) for coffee news: local favorite Slate Coffee is debuting a new location this morning with another to follow next week, Harry's Coffee Joint is now soft open in West Seattle, and the Admiral District's Freshy's Coffee is expanding downtown. Summer's over, folks. Let the nesting with warm drinks begin.
One of Eater's favorite coffee stops, Ballard's Slate Coffee just opened a Pioneer Square outpost this morning at 602 Second Avenue, and will follow with a U District shop (at 45th and the Ave) next week, Seattle Met reports. Both Slates are moving into former Trabant Coffee spaces. Find more details on Slate's Facebook page.
Harry's Coffee Joint
An addition to West Seattle's Harry's Chicken Joint, new Harry's Coffee Joint is currently in the soft-open stage (and doling out free samples) on the south side of the chicken eatery, says West Seattle Blog. It's the work of Catherine Cougan and Jared Harkness, who are roasting their own coffee (save the espresso blend, which comes from Vashon) and baking treats on site.
The official opening will be Monday, when hours from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily will commence for coffee. The chicken hours will continue daily from 4 to 8 p.m.
In a final piece of java news, West Seattle Blog also reports that the Admiral District's Freshy's Coffee is expanding to a second downtown location at 1099 Stewart St., Suite 102. The team is hoping for an October soft opening.