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Milstead & Co.

Milstead & Co.

Coffee Shop$$$$
Fremont, Seattle
  • Stars
    The espresso drinks at Milstead & Co. is a can't miss
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    Jason K.
    "Rotating aeropress means there's always something new brewing up"(8 Tips)
    Rohit S.
    "Quite possibly the best coffee in Seattle."(5 Tips)
    Scott S.
    "I love the Theo Mocha here—it's very rich and unique."(4 Tips)
    Dan P.
    "Great Mocha with Theo Chocolate and cold brew coffee!"(3 Tips)
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  • pastries
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  • Carl F.heart icon on user image
    Carl FigueiredoFebruary 22, 2015
    The spot for 3rd wave coffee in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Rotating coffees from the nation's top toasters. Brewed coffee program focuses on Aeropress methods.
  • Aya S.heart icon on user image
    Aya SatoNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The best coffee in Seattle. Jeff, Lucas, Corey and the rest of the crew are awesome. Chocolate chip cookie here is also good!
  • Eater
    EaterMay 1, 2014
    “They’re serious about extraction,” says Atlas Coffee Importers’ Karen Kazmierzcak. In those extractions are what Kazmierzcak thinks are the “best coffees from multiple roasters." Read more
  • Felicity M.heart icon on user image
    Felicity MouldSeptember 26, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    My favourite place for coffee in Seattle. Love getting my weekly at home beans from their thoughtful selection ☕️
  • Ariana V.heart icon on user image
    Ariana VoyerSeptember 5, 2017
    Nice spot to work at or for a coffee/tea break. Great americano as well as the turmeric tonic tea. They have a few pastries.
  • Yulia Z.
    Yulia ZiMay 17, 2017
    Good coffee. ☕️Normally I go for a cappuccino but in this case for the special brew of the day. WiFi. Plugs. Enough space for all coffee and Internet + cool vibe seekers.
  • Ryan W.heart icon on user image
    Ryan WaggonerSeptember 7, 2016
    Milstead offers a great selection of coffees served by friendly and informative baristas. If you care about coffee, go to Milstead & Co. Amazing pastries too!
  • Allen C.heart icon on user image
    Allen ChanJanuary 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome hipster coffee joint. Super crowded and wifi doesn't seem to work for me but coffee was good and they sell Heart coffee from Portland!!!!
  • Stephanie W.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie WuDecember 19, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    These guys really know their coffee! They also have a good selection of beans for those who make at home.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GomezMarch 2, 2013
    Great place. Amazing coffees. Coava, Stumptown & Intelligentsia. Check out the Theo super dark mocha, bitter but you can add a bit of vanilla. Cool vibe and nice people.
  • Justin M.heart icon on user image
    Justin McKissickSeptember 29, 2015
    Got the cold brew; delicious coffee, great atmosphere and plenty of seating.
  • Melissa R.heart icon on user image
    Melissa RapierApril 21, 2015
    Love this place—coffee, atmosphere, service, they have it all! 1 issue: lap tops take up most of the seats, which isn't their fault, but you'll need luck finding places to sit. Good luck!
  • Carl T.
    Carl TydingcoSeptember 9, 2016
    The friendly staff makes delicious pour overs. Usually with an Aeropress but you can ask for it to be done with a V60 or Chemex
  • Scott S.heart icon on user image
    Scott SmithJune 14, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    I love the Theo Mocha here—it's very rich and unique. The WiFi password is "milstead" spelled backwards.
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SteeleSeptember 9, 2014
    If you're patient and resourceful you can find a couple of hidden utility outlets on the outdoor patio. Between that and the lovely coffee you'll be thoroughly fueled for the morning.
  • Jonno S.heart icon on user image
    Jonno SchmidtJanuary 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent cappuccinos in a wonderful store. The baristas are very knowledgeable and friendly. Love the Acaia scales that they use to dose!
  • Katie Y.heart icon on user image
    Katie YamadaJuly 23, 2015
    The mochas with Theo chocolate are awesome! Super strong, quality coffee and the baristas are always very friendly. Tea is also a great option here
  • Jon P.heart icon on user image
    Jon PriceMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    my go-to spot for brewed coffee - diverse wordly selection changes nearly every day. espresso drinks also very good. baristas super friendly.
  • Fheart icon on user image
    FDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A @pandadoodie found fact via the barista in the Mariners hat: pastries come from two places, Macrina Bakery and La Toscanella. Ask them and they'll confirm where your pastry was "born" if you care.
  • SPheart icon on user image
    SPFebruary 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the milk chocolate mocha or vanilla latte! Dark chocolate was a tad too bitter even for my taste, and I generally love 70% dark chocolates.
  • Daniel T.heart icon on user image
    Daniel TewfikJune 6, 2015
    Great, friendly staff. Cool, neighborhood art in their patio area. Delicious cold brew.
  • Nitish M.heart icon on user image
    Nitish MeenaOctober 13, 2015
    It's a classy one. Coolest staff ever. Try the Theo Mocha, if you're into chocolates!
  • Rohit S.heart icon on user image
    Rohit SharmaOctober 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Quite possibly the best coffee in Seattle. Unless you like bad coffee.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew ChoiJanuary 8, 2015
    Awesome espresso and tasty pastries. Try their turkey and cheese croissant!
  • Brian E.heart icon on user image
    Brian ElliottApril 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent espresso, nice baristas, clean minimal interior. One of the best cafes in Seattle and 100% worth the trip to Fremont.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenJanuary 20, 2016
    Great coffee, friendly baristas. Awesome beans selection. Only downside is that there's no windows in here.
  • Andrew F.heart icon on user image
    Andrew FurmanAugust 12, 2018
    Great bean selection from tons of different roasters
  • Jennifer F C.
    A very nice coffee indeed. With a lovely aftertaste, very smooth. Highly recommended, with excellent service time.
  • Natarajan C.heart icon on user image
    Legit cappuccino from friendly knowledgeable baristas. Possibly the best i have had in Seattle.
  • Mohammad A.heart icon on user image
    Mohammad AlMoqhemMarch 1, 2018
    Great coffee and scenic view. Couldn’t ask for more!
  • Matt B.heart icon on user image
    Matt BowenAugust 17, 2012
    Baristas are very friendly, espresso is great, and the squash harvest bread is delicious.
  • Irene J P.
    Fabulous aroma, very smooth everyday coffee. This one is definitely my favorite of them all. Enjoyed every moment....
  • Katy I.
    Katy IonisJanuary 8, 2020
    Only place I get mochas because they use Theo dark chocolate and you can ask for it not too sweet. Very rich.
  • Joey B.heart icon on user image
    Joey BrantleyOctober 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the environment here. Solid baristas too. Great place to get some work done.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseSeptember 16, 2018
    All my photos are crooked.
  • Vic B.heart icon on user image
    Vic B.March 29, 2017
    Good place to have a coffee, each week they serve beans from different rosters.
  • Katlin D.heart icon on user image
    Katlin DickinsonAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A cappuccino from Milstead is always delicious. The best coffee shop this side of Queen Anne hill.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OFebruary 16, 2015
    The aeropress coffee bar is one of a kind.
  • Forrestheart icon on user image
    ForrestApril 4, 2015
    Good service always, love explaining the aero press!
  • Crystal F.
    Crystal FauntJanuary 10, 2016
    Undoubtedly some of the best coffee I've ever had, and the service could not have been better.
  • Fheart icon on user image
    FDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My @pandafoodie suggestion for here: pair a 12 oz latte with an Italian croissant.
  • Charles S.
    Charles StoicuJuly 4, 2013
    Such a great mild iced coffee. Loved the outdoor patio.
  • Lynne 🐰 Q.
    Lynne 🐰 QuMay 31, 2016
    Rare coffee found. Great aeropress.
  • Kaitlin M.heart icon on user image
    Kaitlin MartineauFebruary 29, 2016
    Classic latte & Gluten Free Biscuit with Marion Berry Jam
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MurphreeSeptember 3, 2014
    Best lattes and pumpkin seed bread is yummy!
  • George W.heart icon on user image
    George WallaceSeptember 22, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    I enjoy their pour overs, can get tough to find a seat during busy times.
  • Chris B.heart icon on user image
    Chris ByrneOctober 30, 2017
    Delicious coffee, great space for working, friendly staff
  • Kaitlin
    KaitlinNovember 21, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Look, I don’t mind paying for good, local coffee. But when a drink recently cost me $7 here, that was just a bit much. I’ll stick with brewed coffee here in future.
  • Ahmet 🧿heart icon on user image
    Ahmet 🧿July 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Nation's 7th best coffee shop in USA Today listing in 2014.
  • Joe M.
    Joe Murphy LibrarianJanuary 23, 2016
    Temporary location across the street (under the bridge). Same amazing service and drinks.
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