Ballard Sip & Ship – Seattle, Washington - Atlas Obscura
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Seattle, Washington

Ballard Sip & Ship

Offering an enjoyable alternative to the standard hellacious post office trip. 

This post office/coffee shop takes all the stress out of mailing a package; simply bring in the item you need shipped and you can sit back and enjoy an organic latte while the accommodating staff takes care of the rest.

Sip and Ship offers expert packaging and even gift wrapping along with mail and dispatch services worldwide, all from a relaxed coffee house environment.  The coffee is farm-direct and locally roasted, the baked goods are homemade in-house and recycled packaging can be used upon request.  You can even arrange to have your personal packages delivered to Sip and Ship, they’ll send you a text to let you know as they arrive.  

There’s also a gift shop in-store offering custom-made local goods, children’s toys, bath products and wine so you can buy a present and have it wrapped and shipped to the other side of the world all while eating breakfast.  It’s ingeniously painless and convenient, leaving you with extra time to sip your coffee and feel smug about how much smarter you are than the suckers still waiting in line at the post office.