I recently got to spend four days exploring Seattle with my friends Rob and Christina.
Their first evening in town we spent roaming Capitol Hill.
I had spent an afternoon with friends in Capitol Hill the month before and enjoyed grabbing a Rwanda pour over at Victrola and lunch at Little Uncle (get the khao soi curry noodles and pork bun).
This time around we stumbled into a cute boutique fox + the feather, and then looked through books at The Elliot Bay Book Company: the space even includes an Oddfellows coffee shop tucked into the back.
Right next door, we sat down at Oddfellows Cafe & Bar for dinner. The summer weather was absolutely perfect to dine outside.
I highly suggest my order of the Roasted Free-Range Chicken with a Porch Swing house cocktail.
The setting was perfect for catching up and talking about the similar life stages we found ourselves. It was a great evening and we definitely came back to relive it all again a couple nights later.
If you are looking for dessert nearby, there’s a Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream around the corner, but we decided to walk over to Tavern Law for great drinks and great hospitality. We were also recommended to Canon and Foreign National in the area.
If you are looking for happy hour drinks in Capitol Hill, a couple weeks prior I had met my friend Stephanie at Poquitos for pineapple mint drinks.
Another popular spot for dinner and brunch in Capitol Hill is Talulah’s which we went to the following night.
The next day our meeting spot was at Pike Place in Downtown Seattle. It may be touristy, but I love the fish and flower market in there.
We took a ten minute walk to visit a friend’s boutique Moorea Seal. The space was bright with well-curated jewelry, candles and clothes.
And on the way I found brunch at Biscuit Bitch. Great food and the hospitality was warm.
Heading out of Downtown, I’d recommend sunset at Kerry Park in Queen Anne where there’s a view of the Space Needle and Mount Rainier.
We met up the next morning at Elm for some espresso tonics before walking over to a popular boutique and bar E. Smith Mercantile.
Afterward we headed to the bright and photogenic The London Plane for brunch.
I’ve gotten to spend a lot of time in Ballard and Fremont. A favorite spot has been the Slate Coffee Roasters location in Ballard which I first discovered about a month ago with Michelle.
And recently with Rob and Christina we spent their last day here. We started off walking the main streets of Ballard Ave and Market St. We found a cute plant shop The Palm Room and went to Prism which was on their list.
We then went to the neighboring Fremont area. We happened to stumble upon the Fremont Troll on our walk to Gasworks Park for a view of the city.
We grabbed a coffee at Milstead & Co (also check out Miir nearby) before saying our goodbyes after a week of dear memories. It was a lot of fun to grab food and drinks and shots of the city for our blogs (find theirs at www.newdarlings.com).