Empire Espresso is a little piece of locally owned awesomeness in Columbia City featuring great coffee (from Seattle Coffee Works), great panini, beer and wine, and a big garage door that opens onto a courtyard in case of cooperatively awesome weather. Also: Weekends involve waffles.
3829 S Edmunds St,
Hours: Mon-Sat 7 am-9 pm, Sun 7 am-2:30 pm
Cheap, Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour, Snacks Available, Outdoor Seating
Wine Bar, Neighborhood Joint
Daily 4-7 pm ($1 off all beer and wine).