Located on the north Ave, in the U-District, The Blue Dog Cafe opened a year ago and is still doing well- though word hasn't spread much the regulars are loyal. The staff at the cafe is friendly and casual, there is usually mellow french music playing or folk radio. The decor is like grandmas house- if grandma was cool and liked color. They offer a selection of coffee drinks, thai iced tea, sandwiches and salads as well as homemade pastries that are amazing. I especially recommend the chai pound cake. This is one of my favorite places to study or bring a date for coffee and evening light.