Yes, Starbucks started in Seattle, but nothing about the chain feels local anymore. Trust me — we have nothing against Starbucks. We stop there all the time, but it’s nice to visit a real, local coffee shop from time-to-time; a place like Waterfront Coffee Company in Edmonds.

Waterfront Coffee Company

Waterfront Coffee Company

Everything about Waterfront Coffee Company (101 Main St., Suite A in Edmonds) screams local. Serving Edmonds since 1996, Waterfront Coffee Company is located just steps away from Brackett’s Landing near the Edmonds ferry. There’s plenty of seating indoors and they have a few tables outside as well. The colorful walls inside the cafe feature paintings from local artists that you can actually buy (if you find something you like).

Sticking with the local theme, Waterfront Coffee Company serves roasted coffee from Caffe Vita in Seattle. They have fun names for their drink sizes. Instead of going with grande or venti, or 12-ounces and 16-ounces, Waterfront Coffee Company uses shrimp, clam (tall), oyster (grande) and geoduck (venti). They make everything from lattes to seasonal drinks to hot chocolate to fruit smoothies.

When it comes to their milk, Waterfront Coffee Company only uses hormone free, antibiotic free and rBHT free milk (if that’s all important to you), produced locally by¬†Medosweet Farms in Kent.

Waterfront Coffee Company

Handmade piroshki at Waterfront Coffee Company

On top of their drinks, Waterfront Coffee Company serves baked goods, including scones, muffins and cookies. They also have Mighty-O Donuts from Seattle and Blazing Bagels from Redmond. Waterfront Coffee Company also makes breakfast and lunch. You can find organic homemade soups, panini sandwiches, and even bean burritos on the menu.

My favorite item at Waterfront Coffee Company is the handmade Russian piroshki. They are stuffed with beef and potato, chicken cabbage with mushroom, spinach and mushroom, or ham, bacon and cheese. What other coffee shop around Seattle serves piroshki?!

Oh, boy. I’m not done yet. Keeping with the local ties again, Waterfront Coffee Company also scoops up Snoqualmie Ice Cream. Salted caramel, buttered pecan, and mint chocolate chip were some of the flavors available when we stopped by there.

Waterfront Coffee Company

Snoqualmie Ice Cream at Waterfront Coffee Company

Local, local, local. That’s the name of the game at Waterfront Coffee Company. Break away from your normal Starbucks routine and check this place out next time you’re in Edmonds. It’s well worth a visit. Did I mention they sell piroshki?!!!

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