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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Coffee Shop
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“The roastery is impressive even if you are not a huge Starbucks fan. You can get a glimpse of how coffee is made and enjoy a gourmet coffee tasting with truffles. This is a great rainy day activity and is right in the heart of Capitol Hill, another great neighborhood to explore.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Bookshop
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“This large and long-standing bookstore has been providing great reads to Seattle since 1973”
  • 144 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“One our favorite go-to places for a delicious casual meal: breakfast/lunch/brunch/dinner.”
  • 132 locals recommend
Bakery
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“First opened in West Seattle where the historic Blake’s Bakery once stood, William and Heather Leaman continue to make history daily with one-of-a-kind creations. This café always has a large selection of fresh baked goods and desserts to choose from, which are sold on a first come, first serve basis. With over 20 years experience in pastry, bread and chocolate, and as the captain of the 2005 Bread Bakers Guild Team USA, where he led his team to victory at the Coupe du Monde de Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking), William Leaman’s Bakery Nouveau has become a Seattle icon. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Café
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“Stunning Instagrammable cafe with an adorable outside back patio. Great food too.”
  • 102 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“My "go to" place for affordable but still upscale french food. Wine is as cheap as $3.50 a glass. Very lively and comfortable place and they serve food every day until 1PM. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Bakery
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“One of the best bakeries in Seattle (or anywhere :) - hands down!! Lucky for you, this place is within walking distance. Make sure you have breakfast or lunch here at least once during your visit. It will not disappoint!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“An import all the way from Portland! They have a beautiful coffee shop and specialize in single origin lightly roasted coffees. For aficionados and regular folks alike. Their hot chocolate is quite good too. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Record Shop
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“Easy Street Records is an independent record store located in Seattle, Washington. Easy Street opened its store in West Seattle in 1988, and later added a cafe/bar, which serves coffee, breakfast, lunch and beer & wine. Easy Street Records often hosts live in-store performances by national and local musicians. Our store carries new and used CDs, vinyl records, DVDs/BluRays, new books, magazines and company-branded merchandise. Our History Owner/President Matt Vaughan worked at two different record stores during his teen years. In 1987, with both stores ready to go out of business simultaneously, Vaughan approached both owners and offered to consolidate the two stores into one. Vaughan opened Easy Street Records in the business district of West Seattle (known as "The Junction") in 1988 and the following year moved the store down the street to its current location on the primary corner of the Junction in the historic Hamm Building. In 1999, he leased the space next door, installed a new kitchen and bar, and by 2001 had opened a full-service cafe. The following year he opened a second, much larger store in the Queen Anne neighborhood, which thrived for 11 years until its closure in 2013. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Pastries and Coffee. There will be a line out the door almost every morning. Head here after 10am and no not skip the pastries. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Really fabulous coffee. Take a picture at Starbucks but drink coffee here. Across the street from REI.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The Pike Place Starbucks store, commonly called the Original Starbucks, is the first Starbucks store, established in 1971 at Pike Place Market in downtown”
  • 56 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great oven-fired pizzas and salads. Good for families. Also has an attached bar and coffee cafe' in the morning.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Delicious local organic eats. Wines galore. Cozy atmosphere perfect for solo at the bar or a date!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“A favorite brunch spot for us, as well as some wonderful desserts, but the place can be easily crowded.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Little Italian eatery that serves breakfast, lunch and brunch. Beware the line - go to my sister's for a Kouign Aman while you wait!”
  • 76 locals recommend