If you need an ice cream shop where you can really go all out, try Old School Frozen Custard. Their custard - churned fresh all the time - is extremely rich, and it’s available in chocolate, vanilla, and a couple of other rotating options (we like the matcha when it’s available). Pick a flavor and then decide between a sundae, concrete, cone, or homemade cookie sandwich. There’s no wrong choice.
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Optimism Brewing Company
You won’t find a basil-beet-dragonfruit-infused sour ale at Optimism in Capitol Hill. This is a great bar that about simple, classic stuff.
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Bounty Kitchen is a great brunch spot in Queen Anne that serves avocado toast, grain bowls, tacos, and griddle cakes.
We avoid superlatives, but Vivace probably makes the best espresso in the city. Hit the Capitol Hill location for its proximity to Sunrise Tacos.
Retreat is a coffee shop and bar that serves American small plates and overlooks Green Lake.
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Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw is a West Coast chain serving the best ice cream you can get in the city, let alone Capitol Hill.
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Molly Moon’s is a Seattle ice cream institution. This location’s in Redmond.
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