Retreat is a great neighborhood place to grab a macchiato and work when you need to be surrounded by activity. People are always coming in and out of here, and there’s also an outdoor patio overlooking Green Lake. Not to mention that you could also drink cocktails and eat upscale bar snacks like burrata or braised short ribs. Your go-to sidewalk espresso hut definitely doesn’t have that. The best part is that if you need a break, there’s a three-mile lakeside walk outside the door.
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Little Red Hen
Little Red Hen is a country-themed bar in Green Lake that serves American pub snacks and hosts line-dancing, open mics, karaoke nights, and more.
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Lady Yum is part macaron bakery, part sparkling wine bar in Belltown. Be prepared for a lot of pink in here.
La Marzocco Cafe
La Marzocco Cafe is a coffee shop in Queen Anne that doubles as a record store and the headquarters for KEXP.
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Mr. West Cafe Bar
Mr. West Cafe is an attractive espresso bar and all day cafe with substantial food downtown.
General Porpoise Coffee & Doughnuts
General Porpoise is a very cute coffee shop in Capitol Hill with some very good homemade donut holes.
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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