Cherry Street has the Feel Good Factor for coffee shops - it’s bright inside, there’s always a constant but not outrageous flow of people, and the seats are extremely comfortable. You could do some morning work alone, have a lowkey lunch meeting (complete with tasty Persian stews like gheymeh with saffron and split peas), or sit down at 3pm to do one last push before going home for the night. Not to mention that they have oat milk, which one day will be used as our national currency.
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Urban Gyro is a Middle Eastern restaurant in South Lake Union that works well for a quick lunch or takeout.
Jack’s is an American spot in South Lake Union where you can have a reliable BBQ sandwich.
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Tan Dinh Deli
Tan Dinh Deli is a Vietnamese spot that serves banh mi sandwiches and strong iced coffee.
Yellow Dot Cafe
Yellow Dot Cafe in South Lake Union is a solid, unpretentious option for breakfast and lunch.
Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Company
Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea Company is a quiet cafe in Tangletown that serves baked goods and paninis.
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Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
We avoid superlatives, but Vivace probably makes the best espresso in the city. Hit the Capitol Hill location for its proximity to Sunrise Tacos.
Broadcast Coffee is a cafe in the Central District that serves coffee, beer, and wine.
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