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Citizen is a cafe that opens every day at 7am, so if you truly want to set an alarm to go out drinking with your friends, there’s nothing standing in your way. Start with mimosas or spiked coffee alongside some crepes if you’re in the mood for brunch, or show up a little later for a round of bulgogi tacos and beer. The patio has everything - picnic tables, a fire pit, astroturf, corn hole, one of those carnival basketball games that’s impossible to win, and a separate bar outside. Coming here is like having a picnic in the park, except there’s no dirt and you won’t get in trouble for drinking.
The massive beer garden patio at Citizen feels like some kind of family reunion picnic. There are kitschy tablecloths, string lights, astroturf, and that basketball game you see at arcades that’s literally impossible to win. Only, instead of having to listen to your drunk uncle reminisce on “the good old days,” you get to hang out with friends, drink beer from the outdoor bar, and eat a great combination of Korean bulgogi tacos and pear crisp crepes. Make this your day drinking place during the warmer months.
We love this Queen Anne cafe for everything from morning banana crepes with a latte to afternoon grilled cheese and a beer. We also love them for having one of the largest and most unique patios in town - one day we’ll win that impossible carnival-style basketball toss. Citizen has counter service too, so it’s ideal if you want to grab takeout or a coffee to go and enjoy it outside, underneath a roof, and next to a heater.
This outdoor space for Citizen Cafe’s patio is a sensory overload in the best way, with picnic tables, two firepits, cornhole, a deck with a separate bar, a pergola, and even a basketball hoop. Right now, they’re open from 4-9pm daily.
If you’re worried about not having enough room to spread out, Citizen has the largest patio on this guide. This Queen Anne brunch spot serves sandwiches, crepes, and a very tasty Nutella mocha - and you can sit on their massive artificial-turf-covered space to eat and drink it all.