Way back in December, Eater wrote about a forthcoming downtown Seattle cafe from Anchorhead Coffee. Well, it’s finally open as of last week.
The 1,000-square-foot cafe will help Anchorhead meet the growing demand for its whole bean coffee and bottled cold brew. Owners Mike Steiner and Jake Paulson concentrate on fair trade, organic, and non-GMO beans from around the world, with the sourcing, roasting, brewing, and bottling done in-house. The products have previously only been available at retail locations like QFC, Whole Foods, and PCC Natural Markets.
The retail location serves Anchorhead's coffee, from espresso to bottled and cold brew on draft, plus beer and wine in the evenings. In the morning, look for pastries from Salmon Berry Goods that are baked in-house: sausage-fennel scones, bacon biscuits, cardamom buns. There's also a "quaffle," baked to order, which is constructed of a croissant dough that's rolled like a cinnamon roll, smashed on the waffle iron, and served with maple syrup.
There's even a happy hour with small plates like smoked trout with pickles, a caprese sandwich on a pretzel bun, and cherry valley cheeses. The cafe is currently serving four seasonal coffees on its poursteady, a robotic pour-over machine. And there are house-made flavorings to add to the coffee, including a spice-heavy pumpkin and vanilla bean.
1600 7th Ave Suite 105, website. Open Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.