Restaurants

Top Choice Deli in Downtown, Pike Place & Waterfront

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

Artisan beer, artisan coffee…next up, Seattle brings you artisan cheese and it's made as you watch in this always-crowded Pike Place nook, where you can buy all kinds of cheese-related paraphernalia. As for that lon…
Top Choice Cafe in Belltown & Seattle Center

Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts

Sitting pretty in a glass-fronted former car showroom with art-deco signage and immense bookshelves, Top Pot's flagship cafe produces the Ferraris of the doughnut world. It might have morphed into a 20-outlet chain …
Cafe in U District

Cafe Solstice

This coffee shop on 'the Ave' is large. It needs to be in order to accommodate the armies of laptop campers who seemingly descend here to churn out their own inferior versions of War and Peace. There's a nice wooden…
Cafe in Green Lake & Fremont

Mighty-O Donuts

Going up against Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts is a tall order, but Mighty-O isn't so bothered about the competition, knocking out its vegan doughnuts from this light-filled cafe in 'Tangletown' on the cusp of Green…
Cafe in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe

Bagels and crosswords tax brains and palates at Eltana (this location in Capitol Hill is one of a Seattle quartet). The bagels are baked in a wood-fired oven on-site and smeared with heavenly toppings including crea…
Cafe in U District

Flowers

Popular with a certain type of hip, vegetarian under- or post-grad, Flowers serves vegetarian-biased food (including plenty of sandwiches) in a funky space known for its mirrored ceiling. There's usually a vegan lun…
Cafe in U District

Morsel

A diminutive cafe that specializes in biscuits (the US kind) – and they’re not morsels! Choices include the classic (with gravy), or a formidable leaning tower of bacon, egg and cheese. Enjoy them while making frien…