Anchored Ship is excellent if you want a chill place to hang out and possibly get some work done (they have free wifi), but also like changing up the scenery once in awhile without having to relocate to another coffee shop. We realize that’s specific, but if you’re a person who posts up at coffee shops on the regular, you know this is a very real problem. This place is tiny, but there are window-facing bar seats if you like working while people-watching, a back room full of tables for the heads-down crowd, and if you’re lucky to find it unoccupied, a micro-loft with string lights and a sofa. Their almond milk lattes are so good we wished they were sold as IV drips, and if for some reason you get a sudden urge for a manicure, there happens to be a (very nice) nail salon called Juniper through a secret hallway in the back.
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Shingletown Saloon is a dive bar, but with string lights, nice people, solid bar snacks, and no sticky floor. It’s a good place for a hang in Ballard.
Pestle Rock is a casual Thai spot in Ballard serving stuff you won’t find anywhere else in town. Come when you want something other than pad Thai.
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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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Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
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.
We avoid superlatives, but Vivace probably makes the best espresso in the city. Hit the Capitol Hill location for its proximity to Sunrise Tacos.
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