Starbucks was created here, but there are still plenty of small neighborhood places that offer strong java and Wi-Fi. Try Online Coffee Co. (1111 First Ave.; 1720 E. Olive Way) or Fargonian Coffeehouse (2328 E. Madison St.).
Enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at Andaluca (407 Olive Way, 206-382-6999). Reservations recommended.
Seattle's stunning new Central Library has become a popular place for casual meetings. You can reserve a conference room on the libary's website, but if they're all booked, the main lobby is also business-friendly.
The Stumbling Monk (1635 E. Olive Way) is a friendly tavern that specializes in fine Belgian beers.
Metro Transit is free downtown between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. For meetings beyond the city center or in Redmond, rent a car.
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