When walking into Perkatory it feels like the place used to be a medium sized flat. Somewhere along the line a small cafe decided to take up residence in the living room. The couch and, of course, coffee table still remain in one room, a piano and larger table in the next, and a few small tables and chairs along the walls. Even the curtains still remain.
All this gives Perkatory a nice feel. The cafe does not try to be overly trendy with its decor. Plus the music is kept low so it's easy to carry on a conversation. You don't have to talk above the sound of some supposedly latest and greatest indie band. The coffee is good and the staff friendly. Try it out when you're looking for something other then the normal Seattle coffee shop, or for a nice place to simply enjoy some coffee and do some reading.