Seattle
By Michal Lev-Ram, Business 2.0 Magazine writer-reporter

Morning meetings

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.).

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Seattle's spectacular new library has views, comfortable chairs and plenty of quiet to get deals done.

Lunch

Enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at Andaluca (407 Olive Way, 206-382-6999). Reservations recommended.

Afternoon meetings

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.

Dinner

Head to the Belltown neighborhood to get local seafood with a contemporary flavor. Try Flying Fish Restaurant (2234 First Ave., 206-728-8595) or Wasabi Bistro (2311 Second Ave., 206-441-6044).

Evening drinks

The Stumbling Monk (1635 E. Olive Way) is a friendly tavern that specializes in fine Belgian beers.

Getting around

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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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2018. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2018 and/or its affiliates.