Compared to other coffee shops in the more congested areas of South Lake Union (like on Westlake), Fresh Flours is a pretty calm place to momentarily escape your office. The coffee’s pretty great by itself or alongside one of their tasty Japanese pastries, like green tea macarons or red bean bars. They also have a ton cozy sofas and tables in here that get plenty of sun pouring in from the windows.
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Local Public Eatery is a sports bar and restaurant in South Lake Union where you should be watching the Seahawks play.
Yellow Dot Cafe
Yellow Dot Cafe in South Lake Union is a solid, unpretentious option for breakfast and lunch.
Portage Bay Cafe
When you have to please a big group for brunch, Portage Bay has your back. There are a few around town, but we like South Lake Union best.
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The Conservatory is a weird little coffee shop in Georgetown with brick walls, pokèmon-themed latte specials, bookcases, and vintage decorations.
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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.
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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