Central DistrictMatt’s Recommendations on Where to Eat, Drink, Work, & Play in Seattle’s Central District
February 15, 2017
Located just east of First Hill, west of Madrona/Leschi/Mt.Baker, south of Capitol Hill, and north of Rainier Valley, Seattle’s Central District neighborhood is, I believe, Seattle’s last untapped neighborhood that’s on the verge of greatness.
Seriously—keep your eye on this neighborhood! (If you buy a home in the Central District now, you might just realize a hefty dose of appreciation by the time you sell.) People who work in Downtown Seattle, First Hill, and Capitol Hill love living here because it’s quick and relatively pain free to commute to this neighborhood.
Those who have lived in the Central District for awhile can tell you that it’s changed a great deal over the years… and that change is only set to continue. If you’re thinking about checking out the neighborhood (or if you already live there are need some recommendations!) here are a few of my favorite Central District spots:
Fats Chicken & Waffles: Southern-Style & New Orleans-Influenced
Location: 2726 E Cherry St. Seattle, Washington
Hours: Tue – Fri: 11am-9pm Sat + Sun: 9am-3pm, 5-9pm
Serving up a delicious, highly praised menu, Fats Chicken & Waffles is a must-visit if you’re in the mood for some serious comfort foot. In addition to chicken and waffles, their menu includes classics like shrimp and grits, fried okra, red beans and ride, fried catfish, and more. Check out their menu here!
With a classic bar atmosphere, the Neighbor Lady is the ultimate neighborhood hangout. With trivia nights, great happy hours, delicious American-style food, and a big selection at the bar, this hotspot is a must-visit when you’re in the neighborhood.
Boasting an excellent selection of coffee, breakfast and lunch items, Tougo Coffee is the perfect spot to camp out at for the day if you have some work to do. Their laid-back, light-filled space is ideal for zeroing in on your computer or meeting up with a friend for coffee.
Showing off a beautiful space with plenty of light and great music, Union Coffee is the perfect spot to stop by for some caffeination or to stay awhile while you read or get some work done on your computer.
Try something new! Salsa N’ Seattle Dance Studio is the perfect place to give the whole “dancing thing” a try. If you’re a beginner (as in… have no idea what you’re doing!) or a seasoned dancer looking to practice and have fun, Salsa N’ Seattle has a wide variety of classes and workshops to participate in. Click here to see their offerings!