It’s happened to the best of us - you need a place to sit with your laptop and work all day, but you don’t want to starve. You’re entitled to good food, so set up camp at Mr. West. It’s a very attractive space with a lot of plants, marble, gold accents, and monochrome wall art, which goes pretty naturally with a matcha latte and some curried avocado toast. Their homemade pastries are also worth eating (we like the cornflake-crusted cream donut), and they do classy panini and salads at lunchtime. When Happy Hour strikes, they break out cheese boards, really good kettle chips from Long Island, and the frozen “springria” slushie (sauvignon blanc, cocchi americano, vanilla, and grapefruit). We’d gladly live here.
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Mariscos Mexico is a Mexican stall at Pike Place Market that serves delicious seafood tacos.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini.
Matt’s In The Market
Matt’s In The Market is a Pike Place institution for seafood and upscale American dishes.
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Varsity Inn is a no-frills diner-y spot in Wallingford. When you need good, cheap brunch without fuss, this is where you go.
Samara is an American restaurant in Ballard that specializes in grilled dishes and excellent baked goods.
Perihelion Brewery is a neighborhood spot in Beacon Hill with great beer and solid American bar snacks.
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Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Oddfellows is a French Bistro, espresso bar, and old-school grocery store in Capitol Hill. It’s good for a lot of things, but especially brunch.
Cafe Hitchcock is an all-day coffee shop downtown serving sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls.
Little Oddfellows is inside Elliot Bay Book Company in Cap Hill. There’s coffee for getting work done, beer for celebrating it, and some food.
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