Duff McKagan’s Guide To Seattle Coffee Spots

October 15, 2011 3:35 PM

Duff McKagan (credit: simonandschuster.com)

duffmckagan Duff McKagans Guide To Seattle Coffee Spots

Duff McKagan (credit: simonandschuster.com)

In 1984, at the age of 20, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle — partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In L.A. only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as “Slash.” Soon after, the most dangerous band in the world was born. Guns N’ Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

A founding member of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, in It’s So Easy Duff McKagan shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation via a unique path to sobriety.

Seattle is my hometown, and as such, I am a huge fan of caffeine. We Seattlites are basically given coffee right from the start… even as early as our baby bottles! Here are some of my favorite coffee spots right now up here.

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Oddfellows Coffee (credit: oddfellowscafe.com)

Oddfellows Coffee

1525 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-0807

This eatery is situated right next-door to the illustrious Elliott Bay Bookstore. Oddfellows features Stumptown coffee.

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Zoke (credit: zokacoffee.com)


Multiple Locations
Details, Reviews & Directions

Although there are a few Zoka’s around town, the location on Blackley (in the shadow of the University of Washington), simply has the best ambience. Zoka roasts their coffee on the premises.

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Tully's (credit: tullyscoffeeshops.com)

Tully’s Coffee

4700 University Way NE
Seattle WA
Details, Reviews & Directions

Tully’s Coffee, at the 5 corners by the University Village, is not the best, but this IS my local hang!

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Easy Street Records (credit: easystreetonline.com)

Easy Street Records

4559 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 938-3279
Details, Reviews & Directions

At Easy Street Records in West Seattle, the expresso actually sucks and the baristas can tend to be a bit surly — but hell, where else can you buy vintage and new vinyl whilst also getting your caffeine on?

Monorail Coffee

520 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-0449

The first real expresso stand in Seattle. Now some 30 years old, this stand cannot be overlooked in its importance to the culture of coffee in this town.

– Duff McKagan’s It’s So Easy is available from Simon & Schuster.

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