I'm in a section of north Seattle called Ravenna, taking the morning off to take my youngest son to an appointment. although the waiting room's seating is less than comfortable (little more than a low bench with a threadbare cushion) it is near the Café Racer.
It's a cute place with young musicians in and out the door all morning, stopping in for coffee or tea, hosted by a lady who makes a mean breakfast sandwich. (Whilst I worked on my backlog of mail, she had the presence of mind to bring out pepper sauce... without having to ask.)
If you're looking for the anti Starbucks and a place that has more character than your regular run of the mill place, this is worth a stop.