Next to the disgusting brick wall with strangers’ used chewing gum stuck to it is an amazing cafe called Ghost Alley Espresso. When you have unavoidable errands to run or visitors to entertain in Pike Place, head to this literal hole-in-the-wall for unique nut milks and lattes that come in flavors like nutella and blueberry cheesecake (we promise they’re good). Then, walk past all the tourists taking selfies with the several hundred wads of regurgitated Trident knowing that you just made a much better decision than them.
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