If you love going out for coffee at a place where you can unwind, study or enjoy some music, you are sure to find it in West Sound. When I want to go to a coffee shop that has ambiance, sit on comfy cushion chairs and listen to live music, or sit on a terrace overlooking the water, I don’t have to go very far.
West Sound has coffee shops to suit every taste, but there are features that make some of them stand out from the rest. The following is a list of some of my favorite coffee shops in West Sound. They all have ambiance and a relaxing atmosphere, and many of them also have deli items, baked goods, smoothies, gluten-free and vegetarian choices, desserts, ice cream and Wi-Fi. Check their websites or Facebook pages for photos, directions, hours of operation and full menus.
- Pegasus Coffee House – 131 Parfitt Way SW, Winslow
This was the first coffee shop on Bainbridge and is one of my favorite places to hear local musicians. Other features: espresso drinks and other beverages, light meals, weekly live music and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (206) 842-6725
- Cups Espresso and Cafe – 123 Bjune Drive SE, Winslow
Also located downtown, this coffee shop has delicious smoothies, lots of seating and a comfortable couch. Other features: espresso drinks, beer, gluten-free and vegetarian choices, sandwiches, pastries, live music and Wi-Fi
Phone: (206) 317-6462
- Fraiche Cup – 105 Washington Avenue, across from the ferry terminal and Starbucks
I stop in this cute coffee shop while waiting for the ferry, as I love its eclectic décor and relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to try their quiche! Other features: espresso drinks and other beverages, sandwiches, lots of seating, handmade items for sale and wi-fi.
Phone: (360) 377-1180
- Starbucks – 3933 Kitsap Way, near Highway 16 on the corner of Kitsay Way and National Boulevard
This newer Starbucks has large, floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in a lot of natural light and give you a good view of the mountains, and is close to the highway. Other features: espressos, blended drinks, smoothies, seasonal specialty drinks, deli items, salads, pastries, coffee items for sale and Wi-Fi. www.starbucks.com
Phone: (360) 373-0416
- Cutters Point – 5500 Olympic Drive
I absolutely love the interior details of this Cutters Point flagship coffee shop. Its large front door, interior beams and tables were made with reclaimed lumber. There are also cushion chairs by the fireplace and a large outdoor terrace. Other features: espresso drinks and other beverages, snacks, pastries and free Wi-Fi.
Phone: (253) 858-8180
- Cutters Point Uptown – 4735 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Uptown Gig Harbor
This Cutters Point is right next to some of my favorite boutiques and the Galaxy Theater. Other features: espresso drinks and other beverages, snacks, sandwiches and gluten-free menu items, but no Wi-Fi.
Phone: (253) 509-0754
- Java and Clay Cafe – 3210 Harborview Drive, along the Gig Harbor waterfront
This combination of cute cafe and pottery painting studio a fun place to go in summer. The dining area is separate from the pottery studio, and you can choose to sit at a table or in one of the comfy, overstuffed chairs. There is parking in the back if you don’t want to park on the street. Other features: espressos and other specialty drinks, light meals and desserts. No Wi-Fi.
Phone: (253) 851-3277
- Kimball Espresso Cafe – 6950 Kimball Drive
There is plenty of seating, comfortable cushion chairs, cute decor and a nice display of art from local artists on the wall in this cozy coffee shop. I love their peach Italian sodas! Enjoy your drink at the cafe or take it down to Gig Harbor’s waterfront park. Other features: espressos and other specialty drinks (try the unique Yoguccinos), deli menu, gluten-free and vegetarian options and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (253) 858-2625
- Starbucks – 5151 Borgen Boulevard NW, across from Target (Gig Harbor North)
This is one of the largest Starbucks I’ve ever been in, and it’s close to shopping. The terrace and its umbrella-covered tables are very popular on warm days. Other features: espressos, blended drinks, seasonal specialty drinks, deli items, salads, pastries, coffee items for sale and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (253) 851-8312
- Majestic Mountain Coffee Roasters – 11229 NE Highway 104, near the ferry terminal
This is a frequented spot for people waiting for the ferry. Other features: espresso and other specialty drinks, pastries, outdoor seating and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (360) 297-7817
- General Store and Cafe – 32400 N. Rainier Avenue, by the old sawmill and beach
While not a coffee shop, this historic building on the waterfront is a fun place to shop for beach-themed decor, unique gifts and old-fashioned candy. The cafe has delicious lunches, espresso drinks and hand-dipped ice cream, but it can get crowded at lunch time in summer. Save time to see the shell museum on the upper level and the dahlia garden across the street. Other features: grocery items and outdoor seating. No Wi-Fi.
Phone: (360) 297-7636
- Whiskey Gulch Coffee Co. – 2065 Bay Street by the ferry dock and waterfront in Annapolis
This is a popular spot for locals to have a drink and enjoy live music. There is a great lunch menu and yummy flourless peanut butter cookies. I especially like sitting on the deck, which overlooks Puget Sound. Other features: garage-style windows that are opened on warm days, espressos and specialty drinks, beer and wine, sandwiches, pastries, desserts and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (360) 443-2922
- The Crème Café – 174 SW Sedgwick Road, right off the highway by Lowes and Seabeck Pizza
Try this small, family-owned coffee shop and soft-serve frozen yogurt bar if you’re looking for a place with a quiet atmosphere. Other features: deli items, pastries, outdoor seating, a drive-through window and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (360) 337-0511
- Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse – 19003 Front Street NE, overlooking Liberty Bay
I love the decor, fireplace, water views and flagstone patio at this cute, Bohemian-themed coffee shop. You can park for free on the street or in the lot across from the coffee shop. Other features: desserts, soups, croissants, gluten-free and vegetarian options and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (360) 779-9199
- Cups Espresso and Cafe – 18881 Front Street NE, on the waterfront
Right in the heart of downtown, this small coffee shop is a great place to get a bite for lunch or just enjoy an espresso drink. It gets pretty crowded in summer, but I’ve never had trouble getting a table quickly. There is free parking on the street and in the lot by the marina. Other features: sandwiches, deli items, pastries, outdoor seating and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (360) 697-2559
- Austin Chase – 9621 Mickleberry Road, near the Clear Creek Trail
I love the classic feel and wood details of this little coffee shop. I often stop here for an iced mocha or tea after walking the Clear Creek Trail or after a day of shopping. Other features: espressos and other specialty drinks, deli items, pastries, gluten-free treats, herbal teas, handmade gift items for sale, ample parking and Wi-Fi. www.austinchasecoffee.com
Phone: (360) 698-9042
- Starbucks – 10516 Silverdale Way NW, near Safeway and Joann Fabrics
This Starbucks has a somewhat rustic interior that makes it different from the others. It’s large, has plenty of seating, and never feels crowded. Other features: espressos, blended drinks, seasonal flavors, deli items, salads, pastries, coffee items for sale and Wi-Fi.
Phone: (360) 613-9747