Once a pop-up, Analog opened a full-blown café three years ago with an eye toward minimalism. Rather than use an automated espresso machine, baristas pull shots using a manual Synesso machine in a big, bright shop that nods rather vigorously to Seattle’s Scando-coastal roots (white-washed walls, reclaimed woods, muted greens and blues). Another devotee of Herkimer Coffee, this Capitol Hill spot also pays homage to local dairy—perfect for that locally made Tall Grass granola—and our pre-digital life, with a trove of relics to browse like newspapers (the paper kind!), records, tapes, and comic books.
Try it there: The cold-brew on tap. Analog was the first Seattle coffee shop to install a tap system.
Bring it home: A bottle Herkimer cold-brew to compare to those Stumptown bottles. Or, bring your own growler to fill up on the draft stuff.