A café that is as much a part of the community as its people – located in the heart of Seattle's Maple Leaf neighborhood.
At Cloud City Coffee, you will find locally roasted, specialty coffee, freshly baked pastries, and delicious breakfast and lunch items prepared in-house by a top-notch culinary team.
We offer free Wi-Fi, comfy couches, a lending library, newspapers, games and a kid’s play area, all in accord with a staff that is sincerely happy you're here.
Cloud City Coffee is not simply a café, it's a community. Please join us. You are welcome.
notable seasonal notes
The last day to order Cloud City Thanksgiving pies is November 18th, and the cafe will close at 1pm on Thanksgiving Day.
the cloud city coffee Seasonal showcase
Toasted Sesame Hot Chocolate
Theo cocoa paired with sesame puree and streamed milk
Pumpkin Spice Latte
A Cloud City latte made with real pumpkin and seasonal spices
Turmeric, Ginger, and warming spices with rice milk
A butterscotch rum elixir to be served as a charming addition to any Cloud City latte, steamer, or soda
Real Washington apple cider paired with our house-made chai and steamed with a cinnamon stick
The company pillars supporting CLOUD CITY COFFEE
What: Always follow the golden rule. Model and support others in their goals to be better and do better as we endeavor to do so ourselves by being humble, open, and honest. Create a safe place where people feel like they belong regardless of gender, race, origin or orientation.
Why: Our cafes exist to create community, and community is created around people.
How: Have empathy and respect in everything we do. Support the neighborhood and community. Provide employees with support, fair pay, growth opportunities and ownership. Be honest with our mistakes and learn from them. “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?” -RuPaul
Continual quality improvement
What: Deliver a quality product that is handmade when possible, responsibly sourced, and always improving.
Why: When we are proud of the products we serve, our customers notice.
How: Create ownership among staff to take pride in their work. Find new products, or new ways to prepare existing products, to improve our menu.
What: Be responsible with resources by managing them well, and reduce waste wherever possible.
Why: Being a responsible member of the community means paying attention to the well-being of our environment.
How: Reduce the number of consumables in the cafe through encouraging reusable cups, switching to compostable, and reducing the power and water use in the store..
What: Create a fun working environment for staff that encourages self-expression and engages customers.
Why: A positive work environment increases employee happiness, engages customers, reduces employee turnover, and increases productivity.
How: Hire positive people. Find methods for improving work life. Always be positive in front of customers while maintaining authenticity.
Business management and leadership
What: Create and manage a business model that both furthers our values and makes a profit. Lead by example and provide a culture of support.
Why: A successful business allows us to achieve the rest of our pillars.
How: Be profitable. Have resources available for employees. Maintain a stable workforce. “Run the numbers.” Keep on top of a changing market. Work collaboratively with staff (on all levels) to make decisions to create an open space where opinions, thoughts, and ideas are valued. Lead by example.