Cafés and Delis
A classy restaurant based out of the Alexis Hotel, Library Bistro (92 Madison St., 206/624-3646, www.librarybistro.com, 7–10 a.m. and 11:30a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat.–Sun., $15) features breakfasts, brunches, and lunches that favor Northwest cuisine with a flair. Kids and kids-at-heart will love the book-filled shelving and the butcher-paper and crayons at each table.
Stop by 13 Coins (125 Boren Ave. N., 206/682-2513, www.13coins.com, $20), Seattle’s classic 24-hour restaurant and gathering place for both the famous and the infamous. It offers more than 130 menu items.
Those with bigger appetites will rave over the cheesesteaks at Tat’s Delicatessen (115 Occidental Ave. S., 206/264-8287, www.tatsdeli.com, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri., $10). These sandwiches “wit Whiz” are the closest you’re gonna get to Philly around these parts.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition