The promise of cappuccino and crepes got me in the door at this neighborhood hideaway, and thank goodness it did. Now, I’m proud to be the newest citizen of Citizen in Seattle.
This hip, brick cafe/bar is kitty corner to my grocery store in the Lower Queen Anne area, which could end up being a very happy problem for me! I’ve passed by the place numerous times, but I was finally inspired to go in with a nudge from the app/website Sosh (My Profile). As I mentioned, Sosh suggested Citizen for coffee and crepes, which happen to be two of my biggest obsessions.
I have to say, if Citizen wasn’t a cafe/bar, I’d pack up my one-bedroom apartment and move in. Exposed brick runs throughout the building and there’s a loft with seating upstairs. It’s not a big place, so I grabbed a seat on the bar by the window and that suited me just fine.
After ordering the BIGGEST cappuccino they make, my eyes wandered to the MENU. I got the Sauteed Mushroom Savory Crepe but if you’re not a fungi fan, there are other savory options like Pesto, Apple Smoked Bacon, and the daily special. The sweet crepes range from the traditional Nutella to Caramel Pear. Next time, Jenn, next time.
If you’re not all about crepes, there are many other breakfast and lunch options: breakfast sandwiches, breakfast tacos, Vietnamese sandwiches and specials. They also have a full bar with daily drink specials, for example, Moscow Mule Monday. I think Mondays just became my favorite day of the week!
I got the vibe that Citizen is a cool neighborhood hangout where the staff strikes up conversations with the regulars and customers feel like they know something we don’t know. It’s a very cool atmosphere, and if they’ll have me, I’ll apply for permanent Citizenship!