Being a Seattle-ite, I do love me Starbucks. I love their musicial selections, their caramel macchiatos and their white mochas as well as their (TLC introduced me to these) tiny vanilla scones. Yummy! I also love when they have comfy seating.
I also love another local chain Tully's. The caramel isn't as good as Starbucks is, but I think they usually have more fireplaces and comfy chairs.
I love a lot of the independent places around Seattle as well. Sureshot in Seattle's University of Washington District has some AMAZING white coffee. For those who don't know what that is, it's coffee beans that have been only lightly roasted to maximize caffeine. It also has a really mellow flavor and when made into a mocha, is a total dessert in a cup!
I think my all-time favorite coffee place is one we DON'T HAVE IN SEATTLE: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Their Double Vanilla Tea Latte is the closest thing to heaven I have ever tasted. Everytime I'm in California or Arizona or Mexico City, I must visit one of these! My friend recently came back from Hawaii and brought me some tins of their Genmaicha tea and their Vanilla Ceylon...I love Coffee Bean!
So....your turn caffeinated readers. Fave coffee houses, fave drinks?
Have a wonderful weekend!