Caffeinating and Chatting With the Locals in Burton, Washington
Don't be shy. Order your coffee and plop down into a day-glo green chair at Burton Coffee Stand. Before you can sip the foam off that latte, you're deep in conversation. Is this island paradise a secret? No, just undiscovered. Most visitors to Vashon Island (and most locals) never make it down to Burton. But here at a blinking four-way stoplight is a little taste of nirvana: an inn, a general mercantile, a gallery, and Burton Coffee—all in one neighborhood. All points of view are welcome here (and discussed at length). It's real island living, and why some stop for coffee and end up moving here.