Day Trip from Seattle: Bainbridge Island/Kitsap County

Bainbridge Island is a beautiful island, only five miles wide and ten miles long.  It’s just a short 35 minute ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle.  This itinerary would make a great day trip from Seattle!

View from the Bainbridge Ferry
View from the Bainbridge Ferry

While there are many things to do on or near Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County, this post focuses on 3 great places to explore.

First up, the Storyville Coffee Company!  The Storyville Coffee Company Roasting Studio is located on Bainbridge Island.   Upstairs you can find the tasting room, which includes a full service espresso bar and some tasty snacks.  You can find their facility at a business park called Coppertop Park.

“Don’t miss this” tip:  Don’t forget to ask for the tasting item of the day.  This is a baked good that they are developing, and best of all – it’s free!

Macchiato & Salted Caramel Linzer-style cookie
Macchiato & Salted Caramel Linzer-style cookie
Storyville Espresso Bar
Storyville Espresso Bar

Next up, CB’s Nuts.  This small nut roastery is located in an old Kitsap fire station at the intersection of Hwy 104 and Hwy 307.  Here you can find freshly roasted nuts, seed and nut butters.  There is an antique roaster which roasts peanuts daily.  You can also hang out here and enjoy a beer or two!

“Don’t miss this” tip:  Don’t forget to ask to taste something!  I would recommend the cashew cardamom butter 🙂

CB's Nuts
Entrance to CB’s Nuts
Bicycle Grinder!
Bicycle Grinder!

Finally, Sawdust Hill Alpaca Farm.  A little off the beaten path, this small alpaca farm is a lovely place to visit.  You can choose to take a tour of the farm ($60 for 4 people, by reservation), or a mini barn tour (11am at feeding time – $5/person), or choose to visit the store and look around the barn (free!).  The farm store has raw fiber and yarns, as well as finished clothes and a few other items for sale.

Sawdust Hill

 

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Storyville Coffee Company

http://www.storyville.com

9459 Coppertop Loop NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Phone: 206-780-5777

Hours: Everyday 8am-4pm

Live music on the 2nd Saturday of each month!

 

CB’s Nuts

http://www.cbsnuts.com

6013 NE State Highway 104
Kingston, WA 98346

Phone: (360) 881-0369

Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm

 

Sawdust Hill Alpaca Farm

http://sawdusthillalpacas.com/

25448 Port Gamble Road NE

Poulsbo, WA 98370

Phone: (360) 286-9999

Farm Store Hours: Daily 11am-4pm.

 

*All photos are the property of Charlotte Moore, unless stated otherwise, and may not be used without written consent.

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