Address: 1606 Pike Place

Phone: (206) 728-1717

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8am-6pm, Friday & Saturday 8am - 7pm

Happy Hour: 4pm-6pm

Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve- 8am-4pm, Christmas Day - Closed, New Year’s Day - 10am-6pm

Local Color is a longstanding cafe in the heart of Pike Place Market. Serving some of Seattle’s finest espresso, local fare, beer, cider, wine, and displaying a selection of ever changing local art. Our cafe is a great place to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer.

In early 2018, we acquired Local Color from the previous owners with a commitment to continue serving great food and drink to vendors, locals, and visitors alike. In Spring of 2019, we will open our flagship factory and cafe in this historic location.



Keeping the focus on all things local, we use beans from Lighthouse Roasters in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood. Those same beans in Joe Chocolate’s bars are the ones we grind up everyday to turn into delicious drinks. Our coffee menu focuses on perfecting the basics, and well as experimenting with new flavors. All of our baristas have taken on the time-consuming task of latte art, and your drink will be as beautiful as it tastes. We also sell one pound bags of Lighthouse Roasters’ beans for $13.99 so you can keep your caffeine high going.


If you need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the market, we began our first Happy Hour this year! We have always carried beer and wine -which we serve all day- but now you can get $2.00 off all of our beer and wine products anyday from 4pm-6pm. We carry both domestic and local craft beers, and local wines. We have great seating to sit, sip, and people watch.

Most of our pastries are made in a nut-free facility, and we also carry vegan Mighty-O mini donuts. Sandwiches & wraps provided by White Knuckle Foods.


Local Color hosts an array of works from Seattle artists, rotating every two to three months. Our gallery includes original pieces, original jewelry, as well as prints. Come in for one of our art openings to meet the artists and mingle with the locals.

If you are a local artist interested in displaying your works in our cafe, please contact our art curator Julia Totten at julia@joechocolates.com.


Jack DeVore - Using photographs, Jack brings light to the everyday trials of everyday people. In his series “We the Indigenous,” his subjects are the ones closest to him - friends, grandparents, aunties, loved ones- and each have a story that is deeper than just the click of a camera. In his growing collection, he utilizes re-purposed materials to create a new style of photography prints. We are pleased to be showing his collection during National Indigenous Peoples’ Month as well. Stop by to see new pieces weekly!

Fiona Patricia - This collection from Fiona is based on photographs taken by Jack DeVore, whose portraits are hanging with her interpretations. As a part of the Pike Place Market family, Fiona knows the people who are here everyday. With the help of her husband’s photographs, she creates portraits of the market characters - fully bringing to life their personalities and little quirks. If you’ve been in the market before, we are sure that you will recognize the subjects of her portraits. Her collection will be growing consistently as well.

Jane Dunn - Calling her works “beautiful clown portraits,” Jane’s charcoal and ink sketches bring the viewer into a fun and fantastical world. Jane has a range of skills, from psychic reader to stage designer, but she has recently pursued showing her drawings. As a new artist, her collection will continue to grow and change, so stay tuned until the end of the year!

Royal Phoenix - Royal Phoenix was born and raised in the magnificent Carpathian region of Western Ukraine. Right after finishing high school in 2007 she moved to the United States of America to pursue her dreams. She settled in Seattle, and went to college to study science, during which time she came to realize that her real passion is art. Phoenix became an independent artist, and through many life-changing experiences she has found that her true path is the one of spirituality and unconditional love. She gets inspired by an overwhelming beauty of our Universe. By exploring natural and supernatural worlds she erases the thin line between the two. She creates works that place the viewer in space between dream and reality.

Andrew Hare - With a detailed focus on urban surroundings, Andrew Hare's paintings seek to capture the play of light, shadow and reflections on buildings, doorways, windows and unexpected objects. His vision combines real and imagined elements to create images of unforseen beauty in ordinary environments. Even though he is known for his large oil and acrylic on canvas paintings, our gallery hosts a collection of his mini landscapes - which are only 3x4 inches with a mini easel included.