Kakao specializes in melting chocolate into 15 different possible drinks that range from a dark mocha to sipping chocolate made with 63% cacao. But if you’re not in the mood to drink something sweet at 8am, they have a menu of classic espresso drinks. The most comfortable seat in the house is the living room set in the middle of the space, which ends up being even more comfortable with a mug full of liquid chocolate. They also have a private working area you can reserve for free.
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Princi is an Italian bakery in South Lake Union that serves baked goods and square pizza by the slice.
Bar Harbor is a New England-inspired restaurant in South Lake Union that serves seafood rolls and chowder.
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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.
Nana’s Green Tea
Nana's Green Tea is a bakery and cafe that serves matcha-flavored ice cream and pastries.
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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.
We avoid superlatives, but Vivace probably makes the best espresso in the city. Hit the Capitol Hill location for its proximity to Sunrise Tacos.
Milstead & Co.
Milstead & Co. is a coffee shop in Fremont with some of our favorite coffee. If you’re trying to work, note that most of the seating is communal.
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