Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House

Cafe in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

The intensely atmospheric teahouse inside the historic Panama Hotel has such a thoroughly back-in-time feel that you'll be reluctant to pull out your laptop (although there is wi-fi). It's in a National Treasure–designated 1910 building containing the only remaining Japanese bathhouse in the US, and doubles as a memorial to the neighborhood's Japanese residents forced into internment camps during WWII.

The beautifully relaxed cafe has a wide selection of teas, pastries, and Lavazza coffee.


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