Seattle, a coastal seaport city in the state of Washington. One of the fastest growing major US cities; A hub for green industry and technology. Seattle is famous for its coffee culture, maintaining a high standard of quality known worldwide. It is also the home of the Pike Market Place which is in continuous operation for over a hundred years.

 

Pure Food Fish Market

Photograph by Rich Frishman A Pike Place Market fishmonger handles the goods at Pure Food Fish Market.

A Pike Place Market fishmonger handles the goods at Pure Food Fish Market.
Photograph by Rich Frishman

 

Mecca Café

Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com A slice of life plays out at the Mecca Café, open round the clock in lower Queen Anne.

A slice of life plays out at the Mecca Café, open round the clock in lower Queen Anne.
Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com

 

Pike Place Market Sign

Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com It’s only fitting that the Pike Place market sign sees some water. Inside, fresh-from-the-water fish steal the show.

It’s only fitting that the Pike Place market sign sees some water. Inside, fresh-from-the-water fish steal the show.
Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com

 

Bird on a Wire Espresso

Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com It’s not all about Starbucks: Bird on a Wire serves some of the best coffee in town.

It’s not all about Starbucks: Bird on a Wire serves some of the best coffee in town.
Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com

 

Coffee Shop Neon Sign

Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com In a recently released “caffeinated cities” survey, Seattle led the pack. Let the brewing begin!

In a recently released “caffeinated cities” survey, Seattle led the pack. Let the brewing begin!
Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com

 

Capitol Hill Neighbourhood

Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com On Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s ubiquitous caffeine lovers takes in the Space Needle between sips.

On Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s ubiquitous caffeine lovers takes in the Space Needle between sips.
Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com

 

Alki Beach

Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com On Alki Beach, popular Pepperdock dishes up fast food the old-fashioned way.

On Alki Beach, popular Pepperdock dishes up fast food the old-fashioned way.
Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com

 

Easy Street Records

Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com At Easy Street Records and Cafe in West Seattle, the fare includes breakfast as well as tunes.

At Easy Street Records and Cafe in West Seattle, the fare includes breakfast as well as tunes.
Photograph by Michael Hipple/hipphoto.com

 

Pike Place Market Neon Sign

Photograph by Rich Frishman Immortalized in neon, a Pike Place Market fish transcends the frying pan.

Immortalised in neon, a Pike Place Market fish transcends the frying pan.
Photograph by Rich Frishman

 

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Fortune-Telling Machine

Photograph by Krista Rossow Tourists pass by the electronic hands of a fortune-telling machine in Seattle’s Pike Place Public Market.

Tourists pass by the electronic hands of a fortune-telling machine in Seattle’s Pike Place Public Market.
Photograph by Krista Rossow

 

This feature originally appeared in National Geographic.



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