Fulcrum Cafe is a relaxing place to drink coffee and work - the tables are made of marble and there's a lot of expensive-looking wood everywhere. Get one of their lattes made with flavorings like black sesame and brown sugar or goat milk and elderflower as well as a granola bar cookie and you're set for a productive morning.
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Republic is a restaurant in South Lake Union that serves American food that ranges from burgers to risotto.
Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
Meat & Bread
Meat & Bread is a great option for interesting and upscale takeout sandwiches in South Lake Union.
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Pane Pane Sandwiches
Pane Pane is a tiny shop downtown serving great baguette sandwiches. Get the teriyaki meatball banh mi.
Market House Meats
Market House is an excellent sandwich shop that serves the best reuben in town.
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Mr. West Cafe Bar
Mr. West Cafe is an attractive espresso bar and all day cafe with substantial food downtown.
We avoid superlatives, but Vivace probably makes the best espresso in the city. Hit the Capitol Hill location for its proximity to Sunrise Tacos.
Capitol Coffee Works
If you’re looking for a pleasant place for a coffee and to get some work done, Capitol Coffee Works has your back.
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