Seattle Coffeehouse Recommendation
Portlander staying overnight at the Fairmont Olympic looking for a coffeehouse recommendation. Walking or riding public transportation distance preferably. I need wi-fi and would love a spot that is more frequented by locals vs. tourists. Eclectic is cool, great beans a must. I do not visit chain stores. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
FYI, here is my food itinerary :
Shuckers before the game tonight (it's easy and in the hotel)
Havana after the game
Coffeeshop tomorrow morning
Salumi for lunch
Mid-afternoon is still open...
Probably heading back to P-town before dinner.
Hey Portlander - you didn't mention when you would be visiting Seattle but Salumi will be closed July 3-6. I will be visiting your fair city this weekend (June 30-July 2) for a friend's birthday and the Rembrandt Exhibit. Do you have a recommendation for a chowish place near PAM?
Nice... I've been meaning to check that exhibit out as I'm a member of PAM. Let's see, Higgins is a classic PDX restaurant that's open for lunch and dinner and is about 2 - 3 blocks from the museum. A very easy walk. http://higgins.ypguides.net/page/o30h/Meet_Our_Chef.html. As a James Beard Award Winner in 2001, Boulet's place at the Heathman Hotel is directly in front of the PAM (http://www.heathmanhotel.com/dining/r...). They're open for lunch and dinner as well. Tell me a little more about what you're looking for and I can help you out more. Lunch? Dinner? Casual, ethnic...? I hope you have a great time in PDX!
Victrola - Pike & Bellevue (10, 11, 14, 43 Bus)
Vita (Cafe) - Pike & 10th (10 or 11 Bus)
Vivace - Broadway & Denny (43 Bus)
Bauhaus - Melrose & Pine (10, 11, 14, or 43 Bus)
Zoka - Wallingford/U-Village (Multiple Buses)
All roast their own coffee except Bauhaus.
Cherry St Coffeehouse brewed black Coffee is my habit
(the have pastries and light lunches, too)
103 Cherry (First & Cherry)
808 3rd Avenue (3rd & marion)
2121 First Avenue (Belltown)
2719 First Avenue (First & Clay)
Shuckers for Oysters, crabmelt
go to Salumi early (11:00) or late >2:00