With its stone floor, spare walls, and blond wood furniture, Porchlight feels a bit like a Scandinavian student’s studio apartment—albeit one equipped with phenomenal coffee, super friendly baristas, and a solid selection of vinyl. It’s small enough that, if it’s a quiet morning, your barista will chat you up while making your double-shot cappuccino. The shop is Seattle through-and-through: Beans are from Greenwood-based Herkimer, the espresso machine was built in Seattle by Synesso, and the Porchlight brand includes its own record label (featuring locals artists like Grand Hallway and Pretty Old).
Try it there: A vegan Mighty-O donut. Bring it home: Keaten Henson’s “Metaphors” on vinyl.