We approve of smartphone-sized pastries. Urban Bakery’s bar desserts are all great, from the tart lemon bar to the “magic bar” which has a shortbread bottom topped with chocolate and nuts. They make sandwiches and coffee too, but we’re big fans of the bars. You just can’t play Candy Crush on them. Use this place if you forgot to bring a dessert for that Green Lake picnic you knew about for weeks.
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Retreat is a coffee shop and bar that serves American small plates and overlooks Green Lake.
You’ve probably walked by Shelter Lounge in Green Lake, but haven’t actually gone in. You should. It’s a great spot for day drinking or a casual date.
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Tallulah’s is one of the best - and most attractive - places to eat brunch in Cap Hill. Bring someone who won't mind you taking pictures of your eggs.
Manolin is a beautiful seafood-focused restaurant in Fremont. It’s strangely affordable, and you can use it for just about any dining situation.
Freddy Junior’s is a fast casual spot in Capitol Hill serving burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes.
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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.
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