Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)
This classy, educated neighborhood borders the bucolic Arboretum, the wooded ravines of Interlaken Park, and the Montlake Cut connecting Lake Union and Lake Washington. The venerable Seattle Yacht Club presides west of the bridge. The spiffy Montlake Branch Library attracts local brainiacs, and regattas draw rowers to May's raucous first day of boating season. Beware—traffic chokes Montlake on Husky game days and during drawbridge openings.
✵ Lake View Cemetery ✵ 1554 15th Ave E
Bruce Lee for Kung Fu enthusiasts. Brandon Lee for the Goths.
✵ Seattle Yacht Club ✵ 1807 E Hamlin St
Sorry little buddy. Members only.
✵ Fuel ✵ 2300 24th Ave E
Now this is a type of fuel that actually has a future.
✵ Café Lago ✵ 2305 24th Ave E
206-329-8005 ✵ $$$
Heartbreakingly wonderful neighborhood Italian.
✵ Volunteer Park Cafe and Marketplace ✵
1501 17th Ave E
206-328-3155 ✵ $
Stop by after a stroll through Volunteer Park to grab a light-as-air scone.
✵ Mont’s Market ✵ 2350 24th Ave E
Gourmet goods for the 'hood.
✵ Montlake Bicycle Shop ✵ 2223 24th Ave E
Used bikes rentals, and sales. Knowledgeable staff.
✵ Mr. Johnson’s Antiques ✵ 2315 24th Ave E
Fair prices, some negotiable.
Map 22 ✵ Madison Park