A couple blocks down from my house is this cute little café. I walk by it everyday and today, I finally had a chance to step in. I ordered an americano, made with Herkimer coffee, sat down and enjoyed the quietness. This place is perfect for an afternoon of reading or pondering. The paper chandlier adorned with quotes and random thoughts, the vintage blue chairs and sofa, and the beautiful art that hangs on the walls, create a very peaceful setting in which to drink your morning coffee.
1907 10th Ave. W || Seattle, WA 98119 || 206.282.2711
Bustle is this little piece of sunshine in Queen Anne. I would make many trips up here my freshman year (coming to terms with my out-of-shapeness as I struggled up that awful Queen Anne hill) and still do for their awesome iced americanos. Did I mention they also have some awesome flavors like lavender and salted caramel? Delicious, right? My friend Emily and I stopped in here the other day and reminced about life in Paris over an awesome cup of coffee roasted by Attibassi Coffee. I would love to be back in Paris, but Bustle is pretty great too.
535 West McGraw Street || Seattle, WA 98119 || 206-453-4285
There is that panic mode that happens when you have visitors to your town. Where do I take them? Well if you have visitors to Seattle, take them to El Diablo for their mexican hot chocolate. Hot chocolate with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and homemade whip cream on top. It’s definitely the best thing, and seeing that it will probably be raining when they visit, it’s also perfect for a rainy day.
Sit down and enjoy the hot chocolate, the delicious pastries, and the vibrant decor which consists of bright yellow walls with detailed drawings of whimsical hearts, angels, and el diablos, bright green, blue, and orange stools, and colorful painted tables.
Also, try their custom roasted cuban coffee. You won’t be disappointed, and either will your friends.
1811 Queen Anne Avenue North || Seattle, WA 98109 || 206-285-0693