If you’ve ever been downtown looking for a place to get some work done, you’ll know that it’s a tough ask - unless you mooch off the wifi from an office building lobby and sit on the floor, which we don’t recommend. What we do recommend is popping inside Storyville Coffee. It’s removed from the whirlpool of other people breathing in your personal space, there’s a great view out the window, and pretty much everything in here, from the cashew milk to the mocha syrup, is made in house. Snag a table and get some work done with help from a macchiato and quite possibly the best-kept secret in the market: the Storyville cinnamon roll.
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The Pink Door
The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Seattle.
Aqua is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that’s perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
Din Tai Fung Dumpling House
Din Tai Fung is a popular dumpling empire that originated in Taiwan and is now Downtown. Good luck getting a table.
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Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
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.
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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Anchored Ship Coffee Bar
Anchored Ship is a small but useful coffee shop in Ballard that's excellent for getting work done. Plus, there’s a nail salon in the back.
Ghost Alley Espresso
Ignore the gross gum wall in Pike Place and make your way to Ghost Alley Espresso for interesting lattes and much fewer tourists.
Capitol Coffee Works
If you’re looking for a pleasant place for a coffee and to get some work done, Capitol Coffee Works has your back.
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