First came the Airstream trailer, then the brick-and-mortar Ballard store. A new add to Eater National’s 20 Hottest Coffee Shops Across the US, Slate’s potential to scare off caramel macchiato drinkers is cancelled out by a chatty crew of well-versed baristas. The roaster nixes flavored syrups for milk-and-espresso served in stemware and prints its menu on paper instead of overhead chalkboards."
"'Hanging out, or getting something to go?'
After a trip up the Space Needle, I dragged my family out to the edge of Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle that, for tourists, is a little off the beaten path.