Ok, if your looking for an Internet cafe, look no further. The Online Coffe Co is the place. From memory you get your first half hour free when purchasing a beverage, and then charged there after. I must say the beverages here are really delicious, and its a great atmophere. Very comfortable and homely. You do have to hand over ID, which you get back at the end of your session. Also outlets for those looking to use their laptops.
While strolling down Broadway in Seattle's Capital Hill neighbourhood, we decided to go for coffee at Cafe Septieme. Our reasoning was that it didn't have loud, almost-obnoxious jazz music like Julian's did around the corner, but that it offered a nice patio so the boys could smoke.
We also chose Cafe Septieme because of its elegant ambience. The richness of the walls and artwork inside were very appealing.
As soon as we sat down, we were given menus. I eyed a few dishes that sounded good - the ahi tuna - however, since we just ate dinner, we were just going to order dessert. We informed the waiter of this and then promptly went inside to have a peek at the scrumptious dessert display.
I noticed that the prices here were very reasonable. After gourging ourselves at the touristy Fisherman's restaurant on the pier where an average entree was $25, it was nice to see a restaurant where the prices for an entree were below $15.
The funniest part about our time spent at Cafe Septieme was that we were sitting outside because in Vancouver, it's illegal to smoke inside restaurants. It has become second nature to smoke outside. This is funny because in Seattle and the rest of Washington state, it's still completely legal to smoke inside restaurants. We noticed this after we finished our dessert. Oh well... there's always next time!
Favorite Dish: I had their cafe latte served in a bowl, which was a treat. You know the milk is foamed appropriately when you pour rock sugar on top, and it sits there for a while before sinking in.
I also tasted their mocha which was made from authentic cocoa, not too sweet but rich and flavourful.
My favourite, however, was the German chocolate cake - a chocolate and caramel concoction that was dense, gooey, and tasty!
It was so big, I couldn't even finish it.
This place is the best! I think there's some history, about disgruntled waitresses who lost their jobs/quit a landmark Seattle restaurant, but the story's not coming to me right now. All you need to know is that the wait is long to get into this tiny place with about 15 tables, but sooo incredibly worth it! There's usually latin, island, or surf music playing. Everyone's happy to be there, despite feeling a bit too crowded. The portions are quite generous, and once they've taken you're order, the wait isn't that long.
Favorite Dish: Sausage Benedict - the best Hollandaise Sauce I've ever tasted, they accidentally put someone's Sausage Benedict down in front of me when I had ordered ham. One bite, and I refused to surrender it back. It's a very big patty sliced into two, placed over the halves of an english muffin and smothered with that creamy yumminess: Hollandaise!
If you're feeling adventurous or just want a good deli style international eatery, go to the best Russian deli in the market (Pike Street that is). They have incredible piroshki's, borscht soup, and other Russian delicacies that are good eaten there at the counter or out wandering all the market.
Favorite Dish: My absolute favorite dish on the menu is the potato, mushroom and cheese piroshki! So yummy! And so cheap too!! You can buy a piroshky for between $1.95 and $2.95, or a combination including borscht, piroshki, and soda for $5.95! Also good for dessert are her cookies, or a dessert piroshki!
While there is lots of great fresh seafood and asian food, I found the best food was Brazilian. It is located in the University District, on the "Ave".
Favorite Dish: They have lots of fish dishs in spicy coconut milk sauces, the authentic feijoada and caipirinha. Everyone there speaks Portuguese and late there is wonderful live music.
This is a very Retro Cafe, with great american fare and wonderful staff. They even have the original table jukeboxes and they work still! There used to be an amusement park called Luna Park at the turn of the century, but it is long gone now, and it is kind of the breaking point between 3 neighborhoods, Admiral District, Alki Beach, and West Seattle, I live in West Seattle so its very easy to get to.
Favorite Dish: Bleu Burger
This question is too vague to be of real value to interested tourists ... so, anyways, I enjoy the Kingfish cafe (if I've got time to wait and a bit of dough in my pocket).
Beware! They don't accept credit cards, there is always a line to get in (b/c they don't accept reservations), and they run out of menu items. This only adds to that human desire to touch that which burns ... beause I still like to go there. It is lively, there is great southern food (of a nearly authentic quality, as I have been told by southerners), and the prices are not too high. There is a brightly lit, yet comforing dining area. After the wait at or near the bar, seeing folk dressed in allsorts of garb, dining and paying a shallowly gouging bill, you really feel like you've had an evening out.
Favorite Dish: The buttermilk fried chicken.
If you're looking for a cheaper place, I'd recommend Steamers on the bay front. It is cafe style, but large and nicely decorated. The food was good, too.
Favorite Dish: fish and chips
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