If you follow me (or Trey) on IG then you probably already know that last weekend we got to visit the beautiful city of Seattle for a short but fantastic three-day trip. We got to visit friends, be tourists, and enjoy tons of delicious food! We stayed at a wonderful little homeaway in Capitol Hill, which turned out to be a great spot as we could walk to lots of awesome places. I thought I'd share all the spots we went to (and loved) in case you plan to visit Seattle any time soon.
Analog Coffee—Fantastic coffee and donuts. I also loved their simple but hip decor.
Top Pot—Most amazing coffee and giant donuts. Vintage books line all the interior walls.
Storyville—Fantastic latte; very modern and sleek inside.
Sitka and Spruce—Inside the Melrose Market. Small and oh, so charming. Very interesting and delicious menu.
Momiji—Sushi and a great selection of sake. I had a sake flight and was not disappointed.
Six Arms—Great pub style snacks and a good beer selection. I had a beer flight and again, not disappointed.
Cafe Flora—Loved this little vegetarian-friendly cafe. I highly recommend the vegan biscuits and gravy. Yum!
Canon—A little pricey but such a cool place. I loved both cocktails I ordered, and my friend Molly let me try hers, and it was also amazing. I also loved their carrot fritters and beet ravioli. Mmmm.
Space Needle—Duh. Super touristy, obviously, but you have to if you've never been. I would skip the restaurant though. The rotating floor is pretty interesting, but the food was not worth the price, in my opinion.
Troll in Fremont—Fremont is just a cute area, and if you've seen 10 Things I Hate About You then you know the troll I'm talking about. Cute spot to snap a few photos in front of.
Ballard Locks—Watch how they move boats through the locks. Really cool! Also the fish ladder is neat.
Block Party—This only happens once a year, but if you are in town for it I highly recommend it. Seattle music fans are AWESOME. My favorite show was Matt & Kim. They ruled. My only small complaint is I wish the event planners would simply give out bracelets to those who are 21 and up when you enter the event. I had to show my ID about 20 times during the event and it was a bit silly. Also, I imagine the event could save some money if they didn't need to employ what seemed like a 100 people to check IDs all night. But, that's just my small business brain talking—totally rad event that I loved getting to be at this year.
Places I want to go next time:
Moorea Seal's shop—There is never enough time to see everything you want to see in a big city, but next time I'm in Seattle I'd love to hit up her beautiful shop.
Vivace Espresso—Was recommended by some folks who know coffee, so I need to check them out next time.
Serious Pie—Good pizza? Why yes, I'm very sorry I missed that indeed. 🙂
To everyone who said hi to us in Seattle—it was rad meeting you! Always a pleasure to meet new friends when traveling. xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.