If your idea of drinking a cup of energy means liquified kale instead of caffeine, you’ll want to visit Joe & The Juice. You can get both coffee and smoothies here, and it’s located at the bottom of a giant office building, so if you work upstairs and just need a break, it’s a great place to go if you can’t stray far from your desk.
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Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
Marination South Lake Union
Marination South Lake Union is a fast-casual counter that has the same Hawaiian/Korean/Mexican fusion food as the mini-chain’s flagship location.
Urban Gyro is a Middle Eastern restaurant in South Lake Union that works well for a quick lunch or takeout.
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Fremont Coffee Company
If you want to drink your morning coffee at a cozy house, but yours doesn’t suffice (or exist), go to Fremont.
Bakery Nouveau is an excellent bakery in West Seattle that serves an amazing double-baked almond croissant.
Fishermen’s Green Market & Deli
Fishermen’s is a deli and market in Queen Anne on the Salmon Bay Marina.
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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.
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