CAFFEINE CONNOISSEURS FIND common ground with bar-flyers in booze-infused coffee shops—open early, late, and in between.
1 B&O Espresso
Snuggle into a big, velvety booth and enjoy a little coffee with your liquor, in an Almond Joe (Kahlua, amaretto, and coffee). Open morning till midnight. 204 Belmont Ave E, Capitol Hill, 206-322-5028;
2 Caffe Umbria
While away an Italian afternoon in the old-fashioned hub of Pioneer Square—outside with vino if the sun’s out, or inside with whole-bean artisan coffee on a rainy day. 320 Occidental Ave S, Pioneer Square, 206-624-5847; caffeumbria.com
3 Dilettante Mocha Martini Bar
The classic sweet spot, now in its new Broadway home, serves up decadent drinkables from ice cream shakes to espresso martinis. 538 Broadway E, Capitol Hill, 206-329-6463, dilettante.com
4 Fremont Coffee
A homey abode in the heart of Fremont, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. Bring your laptop and choose a room, or bring some friends for an organic mimosa on the front porch. 459 N 36th St, Fremont, 206-632-3633; fremontcoffee.net
5 Fonté Coffee Roaster and Wine Bar
Somewhere among the long wine list, local beers on tap, espresso drinks with housemade caramel, and pastries (try the bacon brownie)—coffee culture got more elegant. 1321 First Ave Ste A30, Downtown, 206-777-6193; fontecoffee.com
An Italian cafe straight out of Hemingway: marble tables, tiled floor, and long, wooden bar. Papa would’ve liked the artisan coffee—and cheap Italian wines and local beers. 1224 First Ave, Downtown, 206-624-1299; stellacoffees.com
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