Cafe Allegro, reportedly the city's oldest espresso bar, is located in an alleyway behind Magus Books, another great and longstanding establishment in the University District. There is ample room for studying or reading, and the upstairs feels like a private rooftop party even when you're drowning in work with no apparent cause for celebration.
4214 University Way NE,
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 am-10 pm, Sat 7:30 am-10 pm, Sun 8 am-10 pm (upstairs open 9 am-9 pm daily)
Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap, Family Friendly, Free Wi-Fi, Live Music, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Happy Hour, Wine & Beer Only
Mon-Fri 4-7 pm ($4 draft pints, $2 off wine, $1 off bottles and cans).