OK, so you didn't become a downtown lawyer with an office in a fancy high-rise affording you spectacular views of the city at your feet.

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Best Coffee Shop With a View

Starbucks on the 40th floor of the Columbia Tower

OK, so you didn't become a downtown lawyer with an office in a fancy high-rise affording you spectacular views of the city at your feet. Get over it, then head for the Starbucks on the 40th floor of the Columbia Tower, in the so-called "Sky Lobby," where you can have the views without the legal drudgery (or the megabucks salary). Sit on the leather couch across from the entrance and gaze at the Sound and the Olympics. Or park on the plush red chairs that allow you to see across Lake Washington to the Bellevue skyline and the Cascades. A different seat will have you facing Lake Union and Queen Anne. Bring your laptops and notebooks and have a meeting there if you want. Plenty do. Or just enjoy the change of scenery from your plebeian cube. —Nina Shapiro 701 Fifth Ave., 264-0152

 
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