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Milstead & Co.

Milstead & Co.

Coffee Shop$$$$
Fremont, Seattle
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  • Carl F.
    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.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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
  • Aya S.
    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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Felice L.
    Felice LamDecember 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.
  • Melissa R.
    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!
  • Chris S.
    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.
  • 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.
  • Yulia Z.
    Yulia ZiMay 17
    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.
    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!
  • Justin M.
    Justin McKissickSeptember 29, 2015
    Got the cold brew; delicious coffee, great atmosphere and plenty of seating.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • SP
    SPFebruary 23, 2016
    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.
  • 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
  • Katie Y.
    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
  • Jonno S.
    Jonno SchmidtJanuary 10, 2016
    Excellent cappuccinos in a wonderful store. The baristas are very knowledgeable and friendly. Love the Acaia scales that they use to dose!
  • Jon P.
    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.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 6, 2015
    Great, friendly staff. Cool, neighborhood art in their patio area. Delicious cold brew.
  • Brian E.
    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.
  • Allen C.
    Allen ChanJanuary 8, 2016
    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!!!!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiJanuary 8, 2015
    Awesome espresso and tasty pastries. Try their turkey and cheese croissant!
  • Nitish M.
    Nitish MeenaOctober 13, 2015
    It's a classy one. Coolest staff ever. Try the Theo Mocha, if you're into chocolates!
  • Felice L.
    Felice LamDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    My @pandafoodie suggestion for here: pair a 12 oz latte with an Italian croissant.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenJanuary 20, 2016
    Great coffee, friendly baristas. Awesome beans selection. Only downside is that there's no windows in here.
  • Scott S.
    Scott Smith1 week ago
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the Theo Mocha here—it's very rich and unique. The WiFi password is "milstead" spelled backwards.
  • Vic B.
    Vic B.March 29
    Good place to have a coffee, each week they serve beans from different rosters.
  • Meredith S.
    Meredith SSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Coffee is excellent, pastries are weird.. Just discovered today their chocolate chip cookies are amazing!
  • Natarajan C.
    Legit cappuccino from friendly knowledgeable baristas. Possibly the best i have had in Seattle.
  • Katlin D.
    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.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    By far the best coffee in Fremont. Their mochas are made using pulverized Theo chocolate bars!
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PaddockDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Cool spot, but really annoying that they don't have non-fat milk (but will pretend they do if you order it, unless you notice or press them).
  • Matt B.
    Matt BowenAugust 17, 2012
    Baristas are very friendly, espresso is great, and the squash harvest bread is delicious.
    Upvoted May 1
  • Joey B.
    Joey BrantleyOctober 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the environment here. Solid baristas too. Great place to get some work done.
  • Joe M.
    Joe Murphy LibrarianJanuary 23, 2016
    Temporary location across the street (under the bridge). Same amazing service and drinks.
  • Rian v.
    Rian van der MerweFebruary 11, 2015
    Really great space. Lots of light and room for working. Good wifi. Excellent coffee.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MurphreeSeptember 3, 2014
    Best lattes and pumpkin seed bread is yummy!
  • Crystal F.
    Crystal FauntJanuary 10, 2016
    Undoubtedly some of the best coffee I've ever had, and the service could not have been better.
  • Charles S.
    Charles StoicuJuly 4, 2013
    Such a great mild iced coffee. Loved the outdoor patio.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RoneyNovember 10, 2013
    Extremely impressed by this place. A variety of brew methods, and very skilled barista work n
  • 🐚Ahmet
    🐚AhmetJuly 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nation's 7th best coffee shop in USA Today listing in 2014. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2014/06/14/coffee-shops/10489389/
  • Allie S.
    Allie S.August 13, 2015
    Good latte but not sure why it's rated #1 in Seattle on 4sq. Would prefer if they roasted their own beans. Pastry offerings were also lacking.
  • Oksana Z.
    Oksana Z.March 23, 2013
    The only place in town that makes a latte that tastes like coffee, not milk. Worth the extra buck.
  • Meredith S.
    Meredith SNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best chocolate chip cookies ever. Their other pastries are pretty weird.
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MartineauFebruary 29, 2016
    Classic latte & Gluten Free Biscuit with Marion Berry Jam
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25December 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent pastries to accompany your well balanced coffee
  • Jason K.
    Jason KAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Caffeine-free option: iced plum ginger tea. Super delicious.
  • Dustin K.
    Dustin KoontzFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Theo mocha. Do it. Get it with the 85% cacao chocolate.
  • Leah L.
    Leah LiNovember 5, 2014
    Local roasted beans, get the Theo mocha
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VetsNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the nutella bomb, wow they are good, especially with a nice cup of cappuccino.
  • Michele P.
    They sell a ton of different brands of beans like Intelligentsia
  • Bfortch F.
    Bfortch FortchJanuary 30, 2012
    Andrew is experimenting with his own roaster. Ask him to try a taste.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OFebruary 16, 2015
    The aeropress coffee bar is one of a kind.
  • Lynne 🐰 Q.
    Lynne 🐰 QuMay 31, 2016
    Rare coffee found. Great aeropress.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonFebruary 2
    big choice of artisan roasts from around the country
  • Myasha B.
    Myasha BermanFebruary 26, 2016
    Beyond the coffee --which is really good in a city of third wave coffee -- the barista was genuinely friendly in a non-obnoxious way. I liked that people were hanging out working. Excellent place.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CraneAugust 12, 2013
    Strawberry scone is the one of the best I've ever had.
  • Oremo O.
    If you are from out of town and visiting take a short walk to the Freemont Troll
  • Rohit G.
    Rohit GopalJuly 5, 2015
    The rotating cold brew is always excellent
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArmstrongJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cappuccino! Nice (big) space. Troll sightings reported.
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25August 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great espresso and other drinks filed under etc
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezOctober 11, 2014
    Best coffee in Seattle...no discussion...
  • Rohit S.
    Rohit SharmaOctober 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Quite possibly the best coffee in Seattle. Unless you like bad coffee.
  • Anne N.
    Anne NylanderJanuary 6, 2012
    Come here to spot world famous coffee people. And maybe drink their coffee.
  • Dan P.
    Dan PerkinsAugust 9, 2014
    Great Mocha with Theo Chocolate and cold brew coffee!
  • Kelly J.
    Kelly JenningsSeptember 15, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Easily one of the best espresso places in Seattle
  • Jon P.
    Jon PriceAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    cold brew and chocolate chip cookie for an afternoon pick-me-up
  • Vincent F.
    Vincent FilbyAugust 8, 2014
    Good coffee, great staff and great outdoor seating.
  • Jason K.
    Jason K2 weeks ago
    Been here 50+ times
    Rotating aeropress means there's always something new brewing up
  • Kaleem R.
    Kaleem RahmanAugust 23, 2014
    Get the house lemonade on a summer day.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HaleSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great herbal teas, but unfortunately they don't serve any decaf coffees.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    What to Order: A coffee made at the beautiful pour-over bar.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HybiskeJanuary 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best latte you will ever drink.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BurnettApril 25, 2015
    These folks pull the best shot in the city!
  • Forrest
    ForrestApril 4, 2015
    Good service always, love explaining the aero press!
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MillerSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Aeropress is always a win for me, it's certainly worth a try.
  • Miha R.
    Miha RebernikSeptember 9, 2016
    Really tasty Stumptown espresso
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FoleyApril 30, 2015
    Can't go wrong with your pick of roast and an aero press.
  • Ursula K.
    Ursula KallioMay 1, 2013
    Try a dry cappuccino. Deliciously smooth.
  • Jonathan N.
    Jonathan NadirantoMay 31, 2016
    Get the almond croissant.
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah AbareJune 21, 2012
    They use madagascar vanilla beans to make their own vanilla syrup in-house. Yum!
  • frank p.
    frank petMarch 29, 2015
    Bike rack outside...good stop for pre-ride espresso
  • Mark N.
    Mark NakagawaOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy the view. It's one of the best in #Seattle.
  • 🐚Ahmet
    🐚AhmetJune 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi password: daetslim
  • April
    AprilFebruary 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    try their housemade vanilla syrup!
  • Paula W.
    Paula WSeptember 1, 2014
    Aeropress coffee, friendly staff
  • Melon L.
    Melon LMarch 21, 2016
    Easily the best mocha on the west coast.
  • Nirmal G.
    Nirmal GhumanJuly 17, 2013
    Friendliest baristas I have ever encountered!
  • Alex D.
    Alex DoneganApril 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the burnt sugar lemonade
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ClotfelterMay 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a ping pong table out back!
  • Josh D.
    Josh DillardAugust 11, 2012
    Best coffee shop in Seattle, hands down.
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrSeptember 24, 2015
    Dark inside but the coffee is worth it.
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal GomesAugust 9, 2014
    Best coldbrew I've had in a long time.
  • Geof N.
    Geof Newsum2 weeks ago
    Great shop. Friendly people.
  • Cyndy E.
    Cyndy Eng-DinselDecember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the best chai in the city
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasJuly 1, 2016
    The best flat white in Seattle.
  • Steve C.
    Steve ChooApril 4, 2016
    Very friendly staff, excellent coffee
  • Ryan Neal C.
    Ryan Neal CordwellSeptember 8, 2015
    Ruby, always in stock and ready.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jane H.
    Jane HudsonMay 18, 2012
    Best new coffee shop in Seattle!
  • Joshua T.
    Joshua TuscanFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Talk to Andrew, he's nice and will chat you up.
  • Kirill
    KirillJuly 14, 2014
    Nice place. Feels very Sightglass Coffee.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BaumfeldApril 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Do not look Andrew in the eyes. Much like a bear he may become enraged and attack.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FrankMay 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely try the nutella brioche
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KimMarch 25, 2016
    커피숍 업계의 제3웨이브라고하는 '멀티로스터 카페'의 대표 주자 중 하나로 Stumptown, Heart Roasters 등의 원두를 사용한다. 시애틀 방문시 꼭 들려보길 권한다.
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