Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle (2016)
Transferred here from Connecticut and miss the East Coast? Move to Madison Park and fork over serious dough for a cozy bungalow. Or for a few million more, you'll feel right at home in Broadmoor, a gated community established long before anyone knew gates from Gates. Waterfront condos have mountain and lake views, and the Madison Park hub will offer you those trendy little shops and cliquey, smug, safe neighborhood feel you've been missing since moving from Darien.
✵ Washington Park Arboretum ✵
2300 Arboretum Dr E
A haven for tree-huggers, bird-watchers, and botanists.
✵ East Madison Street Coffee Bar & Deli ✵
2818 E Madison St
You'll go here because you have little other choice.
✵ Attic Ale House & Eatery ✵ 4226 E Madison St
Serving up the brews since '53.
✵ Arosa Cafe ✵ 3121 E Madison St
206-405-0605 ✵ $
It's a waffle cafe. I'll let that sink in…
✵ Bing’s ✵ 4200 E Madison St
206-323-8623 ✵ $$
Madison Park's go-to burger joint. Mainly because it's there.
✵ Cactus ✵ 4220 E Madison St
206-324-4140 ✵ $$$
Outstanding mojitos and Mexican.
✵ Cafe Parco ✵ 1807 42nd Ave E
206-328-4757 ✵ $$
Up-and-comer in the generally lacking upscale Italian scene.
✵ The Independent Pizzeria ✵ 4235 E Madison St
206-860-6110 ✵ $
A classy family pizza joint with a DIY attitude.
✵ Madison Kitchen ✵ 4122 E Madison St
206-557-4640 ✵ $$
A decent lunch counter conveniently located near one of the prettiest parks in Seattle.
✵ Madison Park Conservatory ✵ 1927 43rd Ave E
206-324-9701 ✵ $$$
A culinary celebration of those animals unlucky enough to be lower on the food chain.
✵ Madison Cellars ✵ 4227 E Madison St
Artistic postcard of a wine store—the tiny cellar boasts an eclectic selection.
✵ Scoop du Jour ✵ 4029 E Madison St
32 flavors of ice cream and a deli!
Map 23 ✵ Ballard