Coffee and rain are often synonymous with Seattle. Carrying an umbrella is a sin, you may go to Starbucks but you would proclaim hatred for it in any conversation, and if you don’t spend your days reading The Stranger and drinking cappuccino after cappuccino in a well-lit café, well you just aren’t a true Seattleite. I may be over-dramatizing, but in essence it’s completely true. Coincidentally, my life the other day spoke great lengths about my “Seattleness” as I did what any Seattleite would do. I ran out of the rain and into Victrola, one of my favorite cafés in Capitol Hill. The space is open, the tables are big enough for an afternoon study sesh, beautiful displays of local art hang on the walls, and the coffee is just damn good. I love it and truthfully, there is no place I’d rather be on a rainy day.
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