The Bookstore Bar: Seattle

  • Photography by: Katie Kett
  • Copy by: Darlene Campos

We can’t quite think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than with brunch, great company, and a new city to explore—add the Bookstore Bar and Café to that mix and you get the makings of a perfect day. Perhaps it’s the increased scarcity of bookstores that makes this place all the more enchanting, but it quickly became one of our favorite Seattle destinations.

Aside from my personal penchant for exquisite and inspiring spaces, the Bookstore Bar and Café is also home to Seattle’s award winning chef Caprial Pence, who was recently dubbed Best Chef Northwest—and this is one title that is very well deserved. From house made salmon lox to fresh candied ginger cake doughnuts, it takes a lot of self-control to not order everything on the menu.

Serving Brunch and Dinner, The Bookstore is open seven days a week and has a menu filled with generous options of North West seafood. And if you prefer a late night scotch or whiskey, they have you covered there too with over one hundred and thirty carefully selected varieties.  The Bookstore Bar and Café is located in the Alexis Hotel, just a short walk from Seattle’s iconic Pike’s Place Market, and it is definitely worth the visit.