La Marzocco Café

472, 1st Ave N <br> +1 206-388-3500

Seattle is the city of coffee and the birthplace of Starbucks. Avoid the predictable tourist- drows and head to the new local favorite La Marzocco (472 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109) that shares the space with the legendary KEXP radio station. LM features an ever-changing line up of roasters from around the country and the world.

Métier Racing & Coffee

1017 E Union St
+1 206-816-3436

For lunch, head to Metier (1017 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122), a hybrid bike shop, cafe, gym for great espresso and local beer, as well as amazing food including Belgian waffles with house-made kimchi and smoked salmon and delicious rice bowls.

Brouwer's Café

400 N 35th St
+1 206-267-2437

When it is time for a beer head to the tried and true hub of Belgian beer at Brouwer’s (400 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103) in Fremont, or check out a relatively newcomer to the city’s brewery line-up Holy Mountain (1421 Elliott Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119), featuring much more than the usual IPAs. If it is cocktails you are after, Canon (928 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) is still the major draw that it was when it opened a few years ago.

Taste the best that the town has to offer and line up at Walrus and Carpenter (4743 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107) to grab a spot when it open at 4PM to enjoy locally harvested oysters and, yes, a beer or two.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

4743 Ballard Ave NW
+1 206-395-9227

For dinner, head next door to Staple and Fancy (4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107) for a fantastic Italian-inspired take on New American or  a short ride away check out Brimmer and Heeltap (425 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107) and their bistro menu.