We typically try to avoid superlatives, but Vivace probably makes the best espresso in the city. It’s the kind of place that puts a lot of care into their coffee - your to-go cup will even involve foam art. They’ll even replace your ristretto shot for free when you drop it all over the sidewalk (this has certainly not happened recently to us). For your early morning starts, grab some Sunrise Tacos for breakfast here and get to work - there’s free wifi and a room in the back that’s specifically meant for quiet time. Also, the proximity to Bait Shop is very ideal when happy hour is necessary post-hustle.
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Big Mario’s Pizza
Big Mario’s is a very respectable NY-style slice joint in Cap Hill during the day, and a late night eats mecca at night.
Plenty Of Clouds
Plenty Of Clouds is a Sichuan restaurant in Capitol Hill that has a full bar and serves excellent dumplings.
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Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
For breakfast on the go in Belltown, go for a breakfast sandwich at Dahlia (there are only four seats there). And couple coconut cream pie bites.
Westman’s Bagel and Coffee
Westman’s Bagel & Coffee is a sidewalk stand serving homemade bagels, cream cheese spreads, and breakfast sandwiches.
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General Porpoise Coffee & Doughnuts
General Porpoise is a very cute coffee shop in Capitol Hill with some very good homemade donut holes.
Anchored Ship Coffee Bar
Anchored Ship is a small but useful coffee shop in Ballard that's excellent for getting work done. Plus, there’s a nail salon in the back.
Ghost Alley Espresso
Ignore the gross gum wall in Pike Place and make your way to Ghost Alley Espresso for interesting lattes and much fewer tourists.
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