I go to Seattle once a week every week for my volunteer shift at Left Bank and as a former vegan and eternally a very hungry girl I always have something to eat. And of course, it had to be Vegan. I usually just get a Route 66 burger at Johnny Rocket's and call it a day but things have changed.
I walked around Pike Place Market desperate for a killer sandwich and lo and behold! There it was Three Sisters European Cafe at the Post Alley.
The first thing I noticed was the overzealous cafe worker (owner?). He greeted me by saying out loud all the sandwiches come with a salad. Really loudly, I must say.
Sanwiches in their menu is pretty much a reincarnation of the previous sandwich. Almost every sandwich has some form of cheese, a roma tomato and the same (but incredibly scrumptious) rosemary foccacia bread.
Luckily, they had the Vegan sandwich, I can never remember the name because it has about 5 consonants and about 2 vowels in all its one-word glory. Anyway, I do remember the ingredients: spicy, savory hummus, roasted eggplant, roma tomatoes on a rosemary infused foccacia. The sandwich is phenomenal although it's a bit small, and the side salad is pretty much forgettable. It's just an array of shredded random greens in a sour vinaigrette dressing.
The cafe is a cozy for a lack of a better word. I've never seen it packed but there are always signs the place was attacked and abandoned about 20 minutes before I arrived. Trays and menus are scattered everywhere, the tables are a little dirty but I don't necessarily think of it as a bad thing. It's very unpretentious with it's loud, mismatched paint and over the counter ordering system.
I heard the soups are really good and mostly vegetarian. A meal of my Vegan sandwich, chips and a bottled water would ring up a tab of more than $10. Soups are also a bit pricey but next time I will try them myself.