Top things to do in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Top Choice Modern American in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Sitka & Spruce

The king of all locavore restaurants, Sitka & Spruce was the pilot project of celebrated Seattle chef Matt Dillon. It's since become something of an institution and a trendsetter, with its small country-kitchen …
Top Choice American in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge

Ever feel like you’ve strolled inadvertently into a 1990s David Lynch TV series full of eerie atmospherics and zany characters? If the answer is a resounding 'no,' grab a bar-side pew at Lost Lake Cafe, order a piec…
Top Choice Cafe in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Victrola Coffee Roasters

Purveyors of a damned fine cup o' coffee since 2000, Victrola, to its credit, has clung to its grassroots, maintaining only three cafes. You can ponder how small is beautiful with one of its 4oz cappuccinos while wa…
Top Choice Cafe in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Espresso Vivace at Brix

Loved in equal measure for its no-nonsense walk-up stand on Broadway and this newer cafe (a large retro place with a beautiful Streamline Moderne counter), Vivace is known to have produced some of the Picassos of la…
Top Choice Books in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Elliott Bay Book Company

Seattle's most beloved bookstore offers over 150,000 titles in a large, airy, wood-beamed space with cozy nooks that can inspire hours of serendipitous browsing. Bibliophiles will be further satisfied with regular b…
Coffee in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Pinch yourself before you enter the newish and (so far) unique Starbucks Reserve Roastery. Even the most cynical Starbucks-phobe will probably find something to like here – be it the tasting menu (three 8oz brews fo…
Books in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Ada's Technical Books & Cafe

Bookstores dead? Not if Ada’s is anything to go by. Indeed this place – a hugely inviting bookshop-cafe combo that opened in 2013 – might just prove that online book sales have peaked and the joy of browsing and lin…
Modern American in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen has become a Capitol Hill legend since its inception in 2012 with its culinary theme (fish) and variations (a different geographical influence is introduced quarterly). Weekend 'Blunch' is mega, as i…
Bar in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Sun Liquor Distillery

More trendsetting on the Hill. Sun is a micro-distillery that makes its own gin and vodka behind the same bar where they're served (in cocktails, mainly). Even better, the place also offers a full food menu, making …
Greek in Capitol Hill & First Hill

Omega Ouzeri

Located in an unassuming, square brick building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Omega Ouzeri’s doors open to a bright, airy restaurant, pristine in white and baby blue, with metallic and marble accents throu…