If you’ve ever tried to get work done at Barnes and Noble and ended up reading 16 issues of Family Circle magazine/using your pocket change to impulse-order a slice of peanut butter cheesecake only to return home and nap through your deadline, Little Oddfellows is the coffee shop for you. It’s inside Elliott Bay Book Company, but removed from the bookcase-perusing action so you won’t get distracted. Their espresso is from Cafè Vita (which means it’ll be great), there’s free wifi, and you won’t have to worry about starving yourself in order to power through the entire day - they have paninis, avocado toast, and pastries galore, plus beer and wine to either reward yourself afterwards, or use to boost your creativity before you get down to business. We don’t judge - whatever gets your word count up.
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Our favorite coffee spots in Seattle for sitting down and getting some work done.
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