I love this place. I have since the day I randomly strolled in, got some coffee and a pastry. Although, I do think it put some extra pounds on me, I can never get enough of this place. The atmosphere is really like being at home in the family living room at a weekend cabin, only with pasteries. The owner, Rod, is extremely cool in a easy going way, although some of the employees come with what I have been told is called the ""Seattle Chill."" My advice: get used to it, it's Seattle, it's part of the local color. Back to the food, if it's Saturday and you've woken up late and are looking for brunch, I would suggest the pesto focaccia, a simple latte (sans flavor), and if you have no inhibitions a cinnamon roll to boot. DO IT! Breakfast for the early bird: bagels, bagels, bagels, and schmear (cin. & raisin or lox). But you know, the sugar cookies are really good too, as are the almond danishes, actually, all the pastries are good. It's really horriible. Oh yeah, and some are vegan friendly (try the 'Energy Buzz Bar""). Lunch: oh lunch, oh my, indeed where to begin, depends on the weather really. Is it cold? Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich (all the soups are worth killing for). Man hunger: the Grateful Club house. Fall time and not too cold: Turkey and cran, grannies favorite. They're all good really, but I'm a man of habit. Internet is free, but table space can be hard to come by if you stop by the hours of 11-2 or from 10-3 on the weekends. The passwords are usually pretty good for a laugh thanks to Rod. Overall great place to take friends, significant others, visiting family, and actually kids and dogs as well, although they do ask that your children remain on they're leashes outside. Just kidding, they have a play area for children, a plus for parents, a minus for non-breeders. Overall, if you haven't guessed yet, I would highly recommend this place. Cheers.
Pros: Food, Ambience
Cons: Seattle Service