Cafe Solstice

Cafe in U District

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 outdoor patio and a comfy organic vibe with lots of vegan and bran-heavy snacks.

Indeed, the atmosphere can feel so laid-back you wonder if anyone is actually drinking the coffee. There are also panini, salads, beers and wines.