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Aug 17, 2011 10:52 PM

Julia's 14 Carat Cafe-Eastlake.

We visit from the L.A. area and I'm always interested in a place "off track", not full of tourists and, reasonably priced. This place far exceeded my expectations. The service is a bit slow but, I think it's a Seattle thing (compared w/L.A.) but, not necessarily a bad thing. Kind, accommodating staff, delish food, great location. Also had a great meal at Greenleaf Vietnamese in the International District.

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  1. Julia's has served unpretentious good food for Seattle from the hippie days; all before "small plates," "tasting menus," and. surely "molecular gastronomy."
    Julia's has just been a laid-back neighborhood cafe with decent food, possibly oriented a little earlier than others toward vegetables (it's "Julia's 14 Carrot Cafe"), instead of strictly meat-and-potatoes. Glad you liked it.
    There is plenty of other good Vietnamese food in these parts, to be sure, but Green Leaf was a good choice. I hope you had the Bahn Xeo, redolent of coconut milk, and avoided the just OK pho (there are many better very near - Pho Bac, Pho Cyclo, for starters). If you enjoyed the "Fresh Rolls," try these at Tamarind Tree, for sure.

    Tamarind Tree
    1036 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

    14 Carrot Cafe
    2305 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

    Pho Cyclo
    2414 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134