Annette’s photography appears along with her article in this travel piece for Domino.
Published by Domino February 25, 2017
10 Coziest Cafes and Coffee Shops in Portland
Relax at one of these comfortable but cool spots locals love.
By Annette Benedetti
Portland has its fair share of dreary days, but staying cheery isn’t a challenge if you’ve got the inside scoop on the local coffee scene. It takes the perfect blend of quality product and ambiance, but the right café can make you smile even on the darkest days. These 10 cozy spots will keep you comfortably caffeinated with the best roasts the city has to offer, while providing the perfect place to relax and let go or get cuddly with your special someone.
Colorful couches combined with an assortment of table seating and rotating artwork made by locals makes this spot the quintessential Portland coffee house. Common Grounds boasts a 20-year history of providing the perfect specialty coffee shop experience with baristas who greet you like an old friend. Kick back on one of the sofas with a latte, and dial up the comfort with their unique grilled peanut butter and banana panini featuring dried cranberries (and the option to go “Elvis Style” by adding bacon).
4321 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., commongroundspdx.com
Posies Bakery & Cafe
This neighborhood cafe offers a bright atmosphere and a variety of baked comfort goods made by Mom—seriously. Head baker, Terri Burke, is the owner’s mother, and her homestyle cooking will put you right at ease. The bakery’s well-appointed tables and countertops (made with reclaimed wood) enhance the delightful ambience as does the beautifully maintained original flooring, which has stood the test of time since the early 1900s. Relax in the tranquil environment while enjoying a beverage made from Ristretto Roasters coffee, or indulge and order the buttermilk biscuit breakfast sandwich.
8208 N. Denver Ave., posiecafe.com