If your idea of drinking a cup of energy means liquified kale instead of caffeine, you’ll want to visit Joe & The Juice. You can get both coffee and smoothies here, and it’s located at the bottom of a giant office building, so if you work upstairs and just need a break, it’s a great place to go if you can’t stray far from your desk.
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Portage Bay Cafe
When you have to please a big group for brunch, Portage Bay has your back. There are a few around town, but we like South Lake Union best.
Jack’s Chicken Shack
Jack's Chicken Shack is a takeout window located at Jack's BBQ's South Lake Union location, and they serve fried chicken and sides.
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Preserve and Gather
If you find yourself needing caffeine in Greenwood suburbia, head to Preserve and Gather. Their cortadito is great and you can buy bottles of the jam.
Sweet Iron Waffles Downtown
Sweet Iron is a Downtown spot serving Belgian liege-style waffles with toppings like Nutella and cookie butter.
Kakao is a coffee shop in South Lake Union that specializes in mochas made from different types of chocolate.
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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.
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