The best brewed coffee/pulled espresso available in Seattle. Also the best roaster. Probably also the best place to ask any coffee-related question. Home to a recent U.S. barista champion. Vibe—an extreme informality which seems authentic rather than unctuous, though I change my mind on every sixth Thursday afternoon. This ambiguity comes from its location—Eastlake’s core—an increasingly gentrifying neighborhood which has held out much longer than, say, Fremont could. Unfortunately or not, Hines is currently (sometime mid-to-late August) being forced to relocate (I’ve heard Belltown).