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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Cinque Terre is an Italian restaurant in South Lake Union that serves pasta and excellent Neapolitan pizza.
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Sweet Iron Waffles Downtown
Sweet Iron is a Downtown spot serving Belgian liege-style waffles with toppings like Nutella and cookie butter.
Hood Famous Cafe & Bar
Hood Famous is a Filipino bakery and coffee shop that specializes in mini cheesecakes.
Fat Ducks Deli & Bakery
Fat Ducks is a deli and bakery that serves delicious homey pastries as well as sandwiches.
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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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