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Quick Guide: Some quickly notched down notes about spots we’ve hit.


Restaurants
RN74 (Seattle)

Excellent French food—foie was right up there.

1433 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Libations
Cowen Park Grocery (Seattle)

Coffee is a bit too dark for my liking; great grocery store and lots of baked goods, though.

1217 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98105

Shops
Seattle Furniture (Seattle)

Mid-century modern furniture; large selection.

4133 Stone Way N Seattle, WA 98103

Libations
Cloud City Coffee (Seattle)

Decent coffee and baked goods.

8801 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98115

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Purple Café and Wine Bar (Seattle)

Their eponymous salad is a must try.

1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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Thai Tom (Seattle)

Line out the door, but worth the wait.

4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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Top Pot Doughnuts (Seattle)

Great if you like doughnut-y foods. Definitely fresh; very cool interiors.

6855 35th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

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Mojito (Seattle)

Fresh Latin American and Cuban food.

7545 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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SOI (Seattle)

Thai food with a twist. Good brunch.

1400 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Books and Bookstores
Third Place Books (Seattle)

Midsize, neighborhood bookstore. Good brunch place in the back. Comfortable space.

6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Sod House Bakery (Seattle)

Decent coffee; great pop-tarts; good breakfast sandwiches.

2114 NE 65th St. Seattle, WA 98115

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Señor Villa (Seattle)

The ahogada flavors were there, but the bread could not properly stand up to the sauce.

8064 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Monarca Express (Seattle)

A solid start to our Great Seattle Taco Truck experiment.

8721 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Zaina and the Greek poutine (Seattle)

They can call it Gyros fries as much as they like, but it really should be called Greek poutine.

8000 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Modena Pizza & Pasta (Seattle)

Old-school pizza and pasta spot.

8014 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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The Shambles (Seattle)

Charcuterie with great small plates.

7777 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Virginia Inn (Seattle)

Solid duck confit and carrot ginger soup.

1937 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar (Seattle)

A must-stop for any tortillaphile.

1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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Pita—fact finding mission at Mamnoon (Seattle)

A little different than the norm in all the best ways.

1508 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122