Known as one of Seattle’s trendiest neighborhoods, Capitol Hill is the perfect place to spend an afternoon eating, drinking and shopping. From tiny, authentic tacos, to craft brews and coffee, it’s a microcosm of all that Seattle has to offer. Here’s what to see in Capitol Hill Seattle.
Guide to Capitol Hill Seattle
Recently featured in the unabashedly hipster lifestyle magazine Kinfolk, Seattle’s Analog Coffee is a shining example of the city’s java obsession. The Capitol Hill café serves only locally roasted coffees, and organic milks from Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy in nearby Lynden, WA. We like to think of Analog as an essential part of any morning spent in Capitol Hill Seattle. Analog Coffee: 235 Summit Ave. E.
Like most things beautiful and sacred, Tacos Chukis exists as a little bit of a secret. Tucked away on the second floor of an indoor mini-mall on East Broadway, it’s been quietly churning out tiny tacos for over ten years. Get a couple of pork adobada tacos with grilled pineapple, and enjoy some of the best flavors of Capitol Hill Seattle. Tacos Chukis: 219 Broadway E. 206-328-4447
After you’ve gorged yourself on pork tacos at Tacos Chukis, you’re going to need a little breather. Head to Volunteer Park to sprawl out on a bench, or to take a little stroll around the reservoir and through the Asian Art Museum. It’s the perfect way to do a little low-key sightseeing in while you digest.
This sprawling, 16,000 square foot brewery in Capitol Hill is all wood, concrete and steel. Its minimal design lets the wide array of beers truly shine. While it doesn’t have foodservice, there are always a couple of Seattle’s hottest food trucks sitting outside. Of note: the brewery does not accept cash or tips, so bring your plastic. Optimism Brewing: 115 Broadway; 206-651-5429