For today's #SeattleSips, I ventured a little bit outside of my usual neighborhood and ventured over to Ballard for coffee at Caffe Umbria. This quaint little neighborhood cafe has charm, tons of natural light and delicious coffee.

I met my friend Sarah (read her blog here) for a mid-morning coffee treat. I love the Ballard area and was excited to try my first coffee shop there. Sarah is a regular at Caffe Umbria and insisted this be my first stop. I am a big ambiance person and live for places that have natural light and great decor. Caffe Umbria definitely has both. I especially loved the exposed brick and the gorgeous chandeliers hung throughout. I enjoyed the chai latte and Sarah had a vanilla latte. My chai was delicious but leaned a little bit more towards the spicy side. I am more of a sweet chai person so I might opt for something different next time.

Overall, I loved Caffe Umbria and cannot wait to return! If you check it out, I would love to know your thoughts.