a quick seattle run-down
First off, we got a great deal off Priceline and stayed at the Silver Cloud Stadium hotel. It had a rooftop pool & hot tub and the rooms were super clean, cozy, luxurious and comfortable. The only downside was the location which was too far from everything (but we did make use of their awesome free shuttle) and our Sunday morning wake-up call (that we had requested the night before) didn't arrive. Luckily, we woke up with the help of the ipod docking clock radio.
Our first coffee run was in Freemont at Cafe Vita. It was nice enough to sit outside. I had an iced Americano and Cornelius had drip coffee. Delicious. Our next cafe sit down was in Capitol Hill at Victrola Coffee. We were instantly smitten with the painted signage and the airy open space inside was lovely. Again, I had an iced Americano while C had a latte. Yum!
We loved the Elysian Brewing Co. in Capitol Hill. I've been there before, but it was lovely being back. Their beers are wonderful. I stuck with IPAs (they make a fantastic floral Jasmine IPA and a very hoppy Immortal IPA) while C went with the porters and also tried their seasonal pepper-spiced Poivre white beer. Delicious! The only bummer was when we tried to visit the Elsyian Fields close to our hotel Sunday night. Despite their website saying they were open, sadly, they were closed. We weeped openly.
Señor Moose. Oh my! Fresh, authentic and delicious. I was warned by Brandon to order limes and add salt. I did just that. Perfect.
Cafe Besalu. Rich, buttery European-style bakery but better than anything I've had in Europe. It's that good. I had the ginger biscuit and an almond croissant. Yum! If I could have a ginger biscuit delivered to my desk every morning I would want for nothing.
Dick's. High marks for my first rootbeer float of the season. Not bad at $1.90. Cornelius also shared fries and a burger. Dicks, it's cheap, it's tasty and it's a Seattle institution.
The 5-Point Cafe. This is not a cafe. This is a dirty dive bar. They're open 24 hrs and some might find it sketchy. I find it endearing. I've been here before late at night, but this time we decided to go for breakfast. Cornelius ordered the famous chicken friend steak & eggs and I had to quit my breakfast mid-way just to help him eat it since it was so gigantic and so freakin' delicious. Best chicken fried steak ever. Obviously, this is not the place to eat if you are looking to eat healthy.
Top Pot Donuts. Donuts. What more can I say? They were sweet and tasty, but I like Lee's Donuts in Vancouver way better. However, the box they packaged up our donuts in? Too cute!!