Seattle area cafés I like

Sometimes while working from home I want to mix things up from the normal work environment at home. Cafes have many perks:

  • drinks and small bites
  • They smell fantastic
  • People watching
  • A change of atmosphere/vibe
  • Moving to another location is an easy way to rebuild momentum

These are some of my favorite cafés in the Seattle area.

Venue City/neighborhood Notes
Ada’s Cafe Capital Hill Technical bookstore with nice indoor/outdoor seating and good tea.
Don’t yell at me Kirkland Clean, modern space. Best bbt in town. UW location is too busy.
Happy Lemon SLU South Lake Union Beautiful outdoor urban area with benches and greenery.
Lizzy Kate Kirkland Great tea shop with indoor & outdoor seating. Limited snack options.
Miro Tea Ballard large tea selection, including ceremonial matchas.
Mercury Coffee Co. Bellevue good variety of food & seating options
Nana’s Green Tea South Lake Union Tea, sweets, and a few casual Japanese dishes. Great matcha & hojicha
Shake Shack Kirkland fountain, Starbucks, seating, and a nice park next door
Storyville Coffee Pike Place Atmosphere is like a study w/ great seating and windows.
Tea Republik University district nice selection of teas, cheap & quiet. Good cheap food nearby.
URL First Hill ~30-45Mbps wifi, good matcha & lattes, big tables