When people ask about Ballard, I first think about COFFEE. People think about Coffee when speaking about Seattle. There are a few big neighborhoods with nice coffee shops in Seattle, and Ballard is one of them. As a coffee fan, there are a few coffee shops I love:
CafÃ© Besalu -- their pastry is one of the best in Seattle. I love their Quiche
CaffÃ¨ FiorÃ¨ -- near the Golden Garden. In early weekend morning, I go there to play with dog owners are they are getting coffee before heading to Golden Garden.
Fremont Coffee Company -- Their Latte is very special.
Besides Coffee, Ballard is a very nice walkable neighborhood. It is by the Puget Sound and has a few commercial streets to walk on. The Ballard Lock and Garden (Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden) is also in the neighborhood. The public transportation is convenient and the main highway, Highway 99, connects directly to downtown Seattle.
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