RGB serves effervescent cocktails, floats, and other concoctions with the sweet burn of well-made ginger beer, while dangling plants and colorful drinks lend a tropical air to the producer’s four taprooms. The Capitol Hill location is particularly ’grammable thanks to Seattle-born artist Stacey Rozich’s bright, bizarre mural, in which a bat gives a bear a horsey ride, for instance.
*Rachel’s Ginger Beer | Various locations
Generating major buzz right out of the gate, Melissa Miranda’s pop-up-turned-restaurant inside an unassuming former house in Beacon Hill deals in refined plates of Filipino food that iterate upon home-cooked classics. Order some smoked oysters and the adobong pusit pancit, whose noodles are blackened by squid ink, and enjoy a meal as visually arresting as it is delicious.
Musang | 2524 Beacon Ave S
At this cafe prioritizing high-quality blended tea drinks, brilliant green-and-pink wallpaper and rattan lamps and chairs create an uplifting Hawaiian aesthetic, no filter required. Sit back, relax, and sip luminous matcha lattes, milk tea with house-made brown sugar syrup, or iced tea topped with light, foamy cream cheese.
Atulea | 1715 12th Ave, Ste 100
Specialties blending Filipino flavors with global influences—like a rich cheesecake and an iced macchiato both colored vivid purple thanks to the ube yam—have put Hood Famous on the map as arguably the most photogenic bakery in town, and certainly one of the tastiest. Set up the perfect shot at the company’s cafe and bar in the Chinatown-International District.
Hood Famous | Various locations
Create your own cat memes at this im-paw-sibly cute Capitol Hill shop. It’s not just the light woods, soft pillows, and softer adoptable kitties; Neko also ensures an adorable experience with on-theme snacks like cat-shaped frosted cookies and a beer made with catnip and blueberries from local brewery Black Raven Brewing Co.
Neko Cat Cafe | 519 E Pine St
With its Ballard and Capitol Hill locations, this non-traditional ice cream company is making dietary restrictions cool: Every flavor, from pitch black Salty Caramel Ash to creamy Brown Sugar Vanilla, is vegan; the waffle cones are gluten-free; and many options eschew processed sugars. The decor itself is decidedly plant-based, too: In Ballard, twee cactus wallpaper and a cozy outdoor succulent garden await.
Frankie and Jo’s | Various locations
Another hot Beacon Hill newcomer, this wood-fired restaurant serves Mediterranean-style fare with Pacific Northwest ingredients. Ostrich wallpaper glowing with natural light creates the perfect backdrop for mouthwatering arrangements of warm pita, hummus, roasted lamb, and a wide variety of unique vegetarian dishes like salty-sweet green beans marinated in brown butter, walnut puree, and pomegranate molasses.
Homer | 3013 Beacon Ave S
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