As the crispness moves into the air, I look forward to those fall walks. A warm cup of coffee nestled in between my hands. The delicious smell of a local roast keeping me company.
There are plenty of wonderful coffee shops on Whidbey Island. It’s one of my favorite things to stop and get when we visit the quaint towns nestled all over the area. Five of my favorites have a great atmosphere and, of course great, brew. If you aren’t a coffee drinker there are great tea options and most of these locations have great snack offerings.
Little Red Hen Bakery & Espresso - Coupeville
Besides having amazing coffee (and pastries) the view is phenomenal. Their windows face Penn Cove which is stunning. On a clear day, you might even see a peek of Mt Baker. The space itself has a very rustic boardwalk feel where you'll be able to envision what a bakery may have been like in that very space 100 years ago. I love imagining what it was like that long ago when we stop by. Matching that with small-batch baked goods makes it the perfect spot to grab a pastry, loaf of bread, and a warm cuppa to go stroll around this gorgeous cove side town.
Coffee on the Cove - Coupeville
On this same beautiful Penn Cove you will find the wharf that extends over it. The wharf itself is an amazing piece of history. It was built in 1905. The coffee shop is very welcoming. Delicious coffee in hand you can grab a seat with the show-stopping views. It's the perfect location to settle in with a good book or watch a winter storm roll through. Between the friendly staff and warm decor, you could easily spend an afternoon on the wharf. Watching the otters and sailboats go by.
Whidbey Donuts - Langley
You cannot go wrong with coffee and donuts. They’re as classic as peanut butter and jelly. Whidbey Donuts has its own coffee roast and it is the perfect pairing to their delicious donuts. Its got a great outdoor patio and garden area for enjoying your treats in the fresh Autumn air. You can even pick up a Whidbey donuts coffee cup as a great souvenir. One of my favorite things to do is grab a coffee and walk over to the nursery that’s right next door. It’s a great visit any time of year. They also have vegan donut options.
Making a list of cozy coffee shops on Whidbey Island has to include Whidbey Coffee. They have multiple locations on, and off, the island. They are all welcoming and warm but of course, I do have a favorite location. The shop on the east side of Pioneer Street faces Oak Harbor bay. Are you sensing a theme here? I love the view of the water that the island has to offer. This location has a fireplace to settle in at with your favorite book, or laptop to get a little work done. They’ve got vintage lighting and it really fits the modern decor theme with a touch of rustic that is so popular right now.
Honeymoon Bay Coffee Roasters - Oak Harbor
The part I love the most about Honeymoon Bay is that you enter right into their roastery. It's intriguing to see all of the equipment they use to roast the beans. Some days you’ll have a serenade of coffee beans being poured into different parts of the process. Typically we pick up a bag of Reveille Reveille whole bean. It’s our favorite roast from Honeymoon Bay. A great aspect of iced coffee is their use of frozen coffee for ice cubes. I know some of you are still drinking iced coffees even when it's snowing.
Bonus - Pelican Bay Books & Coffee - Anacortes
This location isn’t on the island. If you are making the loop up north it is definitely worth the stop. It is a used bookstore that has delicious coffee. I don’t think there is much better than drinking delicious coffee and browsing books. It’s also a really fun spot to bring the kiddos.
Whidbey Island has so many wonderful warm coffee shops to visit. This list is just the tip of the iceberg. You can couple your downtown shopping or hiking at Ebey’s landing with a visit to any of these gems settled in around the island. Take in the views with a warm, or iced, cup of coffee.