Northtown Coffeehouse Yakima, Washington Day 25 of The 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Northtown Coffeehouse

Drink coffee get hitched.

Northtown Coffeehouse in Yakima is in the historic Yakima Train Depot. When Edie and I arrived on a sunny Saturday afternoon the shop was busy with several people enjoying coffee and conversation. There was also passionate Dungeons and Dragons game in progress. One of the interesting items about Northtown Coffeehouse is that they rent out space to have your wedding ceremony. An article I found stated that they host more than one wedding per day on an annual basis!

Northtown Coffeehouse

Northwest Coffees Served Here

Stumptown Coffee Roasters coffees are served at Northtown Coffeehouse. On our visit they were serving a single origin Montes De Oro from Costa Rica and the Holler Mountain Blend as my choices. I chose the Holler Mountain for my drip coffee. Served from an air pot the coffee still pretty fresh. Temperature was good and drinkable quickly. The aroma was nice with a bit of nice fruit. I picked up the caramel flavor when I had my first sip. The Holler Mountain would be considered a medium roast and it does very well as a drip coffee. I enjoyed the cup and chatted with Edie for a bit. Good Coffee. Check!

Northtown Coffeehouse

Besides coffee drinks Northtown Coffeehouse serves a nice selection of snacks, pastries, gelato, and apple items (after all it is Yakima where apples are a big deal!). In addition to drip coffee there is a solid selection of espresso drinks. As a nice change of pace, you can purchase Stumptown cold brew in bottles, milk cartons, and if you really want a tasty beverage get the nitro cold brew. Love nitro cold brews.

Northtown Coffeehouse

Nice Renovation

The Yakima Train Depot has been converted into retail space with day rental spaces available for meetings, game nights, etc. The space still looks like I imagine the depot would have looked when the train was the easiest way to travel. Northtown Coffeeshop is located under a nice barrel vault ceiling with some ornate pillars and trim. This helps make the entire space seem bright and airy. The coffee bar area has a tin tiled counter space and has nice white subway tile back bar. On the other side of the train depot is Russillo’s Pizza and Gelato. Just in case you need to do some carbo loading.

The whole space has a retro feel that is comfortable and inviting to pull up a chair and catch up on some reading while drinking your coffee. There are numerous tables and chairs, a fireplace, and some upholstered chairs that look like they belonged in my grandparents’ home. There are magazines, and board games as well.

Outside there is additional seating which on a beautiful summer day would an excellent place to chat with a friend and enjoy a cold brew coffee. Comfortable place for conversation. Check.

Northtown Coffeehouse

Where to find

You can visit Northtown Coffeehouse at 32 N. Front St. Yakima, WA 98901. Check out their Instagram feed or you can find them on Facebook or visit their website.  It would be best though to stop in and see them and when you do stop in tell them you heard about them from Explore Washington State.

This wraps up day Twenty-Five of One Hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow? Check back and see. Have you been to Northtown Coffeehouse in Yakima? Share your thoughts below. Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Send me the name and address of any shops that you think I should go to.

Why 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days? Read my original article here.

Scott Cowan

A lifelong resident of Washington who grew up in Tacoma, and spent his six freshman years attending CWU in Ellensburg, Scott’s professional life was spent in Olympia, Seattle and Tacoma. Deciding that the traffic on the west side was too much, Scott moved with his family to Wenatchee where they are settling in and finding that there is life after the daily commute. With a passion for good caffeine, hard ciders, and pizza along with the scenic beauty of Washington State you will find Scott out and about in Washington State looking for that next magical cup of coffee.


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