This was my first time visiting Slate Coffee and I adore it... Slate is an intimate little coffee bar that's bright and cheery, nestled in Ballard across from Brimmer & Heeltap. I met up with Chef Brandt Bishop, currently at the world-renowned Canon, to talk shop, about the Seattle food scene and his next adventure. (I wish I could spill the beans on that, but please stay tuned for his announcement because it's super exciting!)
I highly recommend Slate Coffee because it's not only creamy, delicious coffee, but the atmosphere invites you to have conversations with the baristas and those around you. You'll see people reading books instead of having their heads down in the computer... It's a lovely change of pace!
Chef Brandt Bishop, Seattle
I am also going to keep my eye on Chef Bishop because he's an up-and-coming talent (moving up quickly!) to be recognized in Seattle. Formerly with Aragona and The Book Bindery, you can still catch him at Canon through the end of March until he begins his new chapter in April. At Canon, try the Pork Belly Bun (amazing!!!), Flatbread with Cauliflower, Sunchoke, Confit Onion, Manchego and Roasted Garlic Puree, and the St. Helens Ranch Petite Tender. Brandt really wants to push the boundaries of creativity in the kitchen with the Seattle food scene and wants to connect with the community in big ways so there will be more news on this as our ideas progress.
Thank you Chef Bishop for recommending Slate and we'll have more on you in the near future!