Topside Coffee Cabin Steilacoom WA, Day 18 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Topside Coffee Cabin Exterior View

Topside Cabin Coffee is located in Steilacoom, Washington which is a small town located on south Puget Sound. Topside Cabin Coffee is located under Topside Bar & Grill.  Originally opened in 2014 this coffee shop has a great beach cabin feel to it.

I was told this is a shop that I needed to add to the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project. I am glad that I was able to visit and take in the shop and drink the coffee. If any of you have recommendations of other coffee shops for me to visit, please comment below. I will do my best to get them on the itinerary.

Topside Coffee Cabin Outdoor Views

Warm Welcome

Walking into the shop I was greeting by the two baristas and made to feel welcomed immediately. The décor is indeed straight from a beach cabin. That is if the beach cabin was owned by Martha Stewart and had full time staff to keep it neat and tidy. The shop was decorated with red, white, and blue decorations in preparation for the Forth of July.  It has been the only shop so far that I have visited that had seasonal/holiday decorations.

There is a lot of seating both inside and out so you can relax and enjoy your coffee. I was using the Wi-Fi and found it to be a good strong signal. I think this could be a great place to grab coffee and a pastry and get some work done. The interior was bright with lots of light and very clean. Comfortable space to enjoy coffee and have conversation. Check.  

Topside Coffee Cabin Coffee in cup

Good Coffee. Beautiful Espresso Machine

My coffee was served to me in a ceramic mug and was the perfect temperature. The coffee was from an air pot which can be scary to a coffee drinker if the coffee has been sitting for any length of time. This coffee was fresh with a great aroma. Big and bold just how I like it. The coffee is from Olympic Crest Coffee Roaster in Lacey, Washington. I will be adding them to the list. It was the house blend and I recommend it. While I was drinking my coffee the shop was doing a modest business. My visit was in the afternoon and it was a nice sunny day out. I expect that they do a brisk morning business. Tasty coffee check.

Topside Coffee Cabin Espresso Machine

Topside Cabin Coffee has a beautiful pastry case.  I was being well behaved, so I did not try anything this visit. I know I will be giving something a try on my next visit. They also serve Mad Hat Teas and Ice Cream Social Ice Cream. There is something for everyone. There is a selection of coffee and teas to purchase to take home.

One final observation. The espresso machine is simply beautiful! I love the color as it really provides something to draw the eye. For those of you who have watched the Big Lebowski you know how a rug can tie a room together. This espresso machine really ties Topside Cabin Coffee together.

Topside Coffee Cabin Wooden Sign

Where To Find

You can visit Topside Coffee Cabin at 215 Wilkes St. Steilacoom, WA 98388.  Online you can find them on Facebook. Check out their Instagram Page. Visit their website here. 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 eighteen of one hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow? Check back and see. Have you been to Topside Coffee Cabin? 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.

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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.


  1. Julie on July 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Yay! Glad you went and enjoyed! Steilacoom is one of my favorite places and I feel like this place fits the vibe of the town very well.

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