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.
Mala & Satay
Mala & Satay is a Vietnamese restaurant in South Lake Union that serves pho and the best banh mi in the neighborhood.
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Hood Famous Cafe & Bar
Hood Famous is a Filipino bakery and coffee shop that specializes in mini cheesecakes.
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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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