Citizen Coffee sits in a dead end corner of Queen Anne, hemmed in by the Mercer mess to the south and Aurora Avenue to the east. The tiny cafe has a completely exposed kitchen, serving primarily sandwiches and crepes, in a skinny space with a tiny window counter, downstairs.
Instead of complaining about Seasonal Affective Disorder, embrace it: read more, eat more, drink more, sleep more. Most of these things you can do at Citizen Coffee, upstairs. In the eaves of this half dark space await three tables and a seating area dominated by old theater seats. Citizen has table service, but you can also tuck in to this corner like Edward Scissorhands, with your laptop or War & Peace and drink latte after latte. No one will ever find you.(Citizen Coffee, 706 Taylor Ave. N., (206) 284-1015)