Cow Chip Cookies are always on our list of things to eat at the Washington State Fair (preferably alongside giant strawberry-vanilla soft serve cones and Krusty Pups). Luckily, you can also get these legendary cookies at the brick and mortar location in Pioneer Square. If you like crunchy cookies, get out of here, because these are gooey, underbaked, and pretty much perfect. While our favorite is the classic chocolate chip, the almond-scented double chocolate is also a winner. If this place didn’t close at 6pm, we’d probably eat dinner here a couple times a month.
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Elm Coffee Roasters
Elm Coffee Roasters is a Pioneer Square espresso bar that serves great coffee and makes their own nut milks.
For a grown-up biergarten, try Altstadt in Pioneer Square. It has giant communal tables, solid German food, boots of beer, and customers over 21.
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Mr. West Cafe Bar
Mr. West Cafe is an attractive espresso bar and all day cafe with substantial food downtown.
Union Coffee is a simple coffee shop with white walls, a small menu, and lots of plants. If you’re in Central District, use it to get work done.
DeLaurenti Food & Wine
Delaurenti is an Italian grocery and cafe Downtown that serves things like pizza, baked goods, sandwiches, and charcuterie.
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Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
The London Plane
For a healthy lunch that actually tastes good in Pioneer Square, hit up The London Plane.
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