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A man sipping a cup of joe, a beacon of excellent beandom in downtown Seattle, now watches over the corner of NW Market Street and 22nd Avenue NW.

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A sampling of the unique contraptions on hand.

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At 2,000 square feet, BCW is not lacking for space. Previously it was a Tully’s, and before that a bank.

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The ornate tables hail from the late Torrefazione Italia cafés.

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Laptop users will find an area equipped with plenty of plugs.

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Simsch makes a cup of single-origin Bali using an aeropress; the process takes only one minute.

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This Hydra espresso machine is manufactured by Seattle-based Synesso. Baristas can control temperature and pressure—essential for any coffee connoisseur, says Simsch.

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Local artist Jill Smith made the lights.

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Simsch has said he wants the Ballard cafe to become a "community center" for the neighborhood. He envisions this corner becoming a children’s play area; he plans to fill that closet with toys.

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The cafe is softly open and will have its grand opening March 25.

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