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MugShot Monday #3-Ringing the Cowbell for Sound Coffee & Morsel

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Welcome to MugShot Monday: a caffeine inspired journey to uncover University Ave’s Cafe’s

Have you Been Meaning to Stop in at Sound Coffee and Morsel Cafe? Did you Hear a Cowbell Ring Out and Wonder Why? Does the Idea of Bacon Jam do Anything For You? Doesn’t A Biscuit Sound Perfect Right About Now?

Entrance to Biscuit Heaven

I had been hearing about Morsel for a while now and was curious about what it had to offer. So, as I biked  down University Avenue in search of the next coffee spot, I was excited that it was going to be my next stop!

It was a hot morning and quickly moving its way to an 80 degree day. I wasn’t sure if hot coffee and a biscuit was going to hit the spot, but in the name of MugShot Monday, I dared to partake. I stepped into Morsel and was immediately greeted by 2014 U.S. Latte Art 3rd place winner Kyle Dols who had a contagiously spirited smile and immediately got me up to speed on all things biscuit.

Based on what Dols said was the most popular menu item, I ordered a “Spanish Fly” ($6.75) with the Rosemary/basil biscuit-of-the-day, and my usual double tall Americano ($2.75).

As I was waiting for my Biscuit to arrive Dols prepared me a sample of their housemade soda. He created a blackberry, rosemary and vanilla just for me! It paired perfectly with my biscuit and was a nice refresher as it was really getting sweaty at my booth! My biscuit arrived looking glorious, albeit a little tall for my eating geometry, but once I figured out how to consume it I was in a biscuit heaven that I didn’t even know existed. Consisting of proscuitto, fried egg, manchego, arugula, and mama lil’s pepper aioli, this beauty (pictured below) ended up hitting the spot in a big way!

Morsel has a lively environment, good music, great staff and just a few house rules!

  • Enjoy the comfortable first-come-first-serve seating, but please order first before sitting down
  • Free wi-fi, but don’t be that lame person taking up a four top to yourself — share your table if you’re gunna be on your computer!
  • Bus your own dishes!
  • Don’t forget to ask about the Bacon Jam!
  • And hit the Cowbell on your way out!
  • Serving Veltons Coffee from Everett Wa. This Americano was perfectly poured, smooth and sweet!

    The Spanish Fly and sample of housemade soda

    On their website, Owner Kekow Chin-Hidano says that “Our customers are awesome, they like our food and they like us…and we like them. I really couldn’t ask for better customers.”

    I found this to be a truly delightful cafe to spend some time. I look forward to visiting in the colder months when some comfort food will really be just the thing! And for those of you on the West side, Morsel now has a Ballard location called the Morsel and Bean that I hear has a drive-thru!

    Cowbell is for Awesome!

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