That’s right. This Getaway has a small number…because it’s walking distance from my house.
Sunday, I was walking with my Post-Valentine’s Valentine (ok, my roommate, so magical) and we had the best and cheapest Sunday morning getaway. So here we go, Seattle Golightly Girls, this one is for you:
Wallingford (Seattle) Getaway
11:02am Coffee. (Um, Hi. It’s a necessary first stop on any Seattle adventure.)
Hands down my fave caffeine fix in Wallingford: Fuel Coffee (1705 North 45th Street)
I dare say it: some of my favorite baristas reside here. They are always looking so hip it hurts…and they are just so friendly. I covet the bangs on one gal.
Enjoy local artwork on the wall, and the chairs outside for lounging and people/dog watching. That will be a double soy latte for me, single non-fat latte for the lady.
Molly Moon's, baby! (1622 ½ N 45th St) It’s the hottest thing in Wallingford since Trophy came to town. The best thing is, they are doing Sunday brunch! Oatmeal and ice cream? Yes, please. (Hurry though! My Molly Moon's source says they are only doing brunch through February!)
If it’s a nice day like this weekend, I suggest taking your goodies and posting up on the corner of 45th and Wallingford. Nice big bench, and there's always room for more people watching.
11:57am The Main Event.
World Wide Books & Maps (4411 Wallingford Ave N)There is the best hidden treat right off of Wallingford, Wide World Books & Maps. Don’t let the Rick Steve-esque bags in the window deter you…you can get lost in this place. So, sneak in your coffee (rightly so, they give me a bit of a stink-eye when I take mine in). They have international novels, any travel book you can think of, random accessories (I’m a fan of the Gorilla Pod myself).
Like a good mullet, there is world music and books in the front, huge maps in the back. So yes, I’ve been here once or twice with girlfriends when we have been plotting our next big adventure (or to just see where Namibia is. I just can’t find that on the mental map in my head).
Best of all, this place has lots of great talks and book readings. My roomie went to check out what they had to say about trekking to Machu Picchu. Better yet, the Gutsy Women are meeting Feb 21st at 9am. Bring your coffee and go meet some amazing ladies that could inspire your next big trip.
Here is their list of events that are coming up!
If this Getaway isn’t in your immediate neighborhood…here are a few other travel stores around the country that could be a nice substitute. I just can’t vouch for their nearby coffee shops:
Any other great ones out there?