La Marzocco Cafe is a huge garage space that doubles as the headquarters for KEXP radio, so the soundtrack you hear while you’re typing away is actually the live radio show in the room over. We realized this when we saw some guy in a booth lip-synching whatever was coming through the loudspeakers incredibly well. The espresso options are complex and delicious, and there are a bunch of tasty pastries available, too. If it’s nice out, sit near the patio so you can get a good view of the Space Needle. Also important: they have coffee soft serve.
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Canlis is the most upscale fine dining experience you’ll find in Seattle. Before you commit, here’s a step-by-step breakdown of what you can expect.
Plaza Garibaldi is a colorful spot in Queen Anne with massive margaritas and great casual Mexican food.
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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.
Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
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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Mr. West Cafe Bar
Mr. West Cafe is an attractive espresso bar and all day cafe with substantial food downtown.
Cafe Hitchcock is an all-day coffee shop downtown serving sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls.
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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