The twice-baked croissant at Bakery Nouveau holds local celebrity status, with the mouthwatering macarons following close behind. On a main drag lined with tempting eateries,
Ittos Tapas stands out with Moroccan- and Spanish-influenced small plates, and Seattle Fish Company serves up some of the freshest fish tacos and smoked salmon chowder. On the waterfront, stop for a coffee at Ampersand Cafe on Alki. La Rustica is a must for lovers of authentic Italian food and hospitality. Waiting for the water taxi? Grab a bite at Marination ma kai for Hawaiian-Korean fare and an island-style cocktail.
West Seattle is home to an assortment of unique shops, from specialty florist and gift boutique Fleurt to décor store Click! Design That Fits. Easy Street Records at the West Seattle Junction (California Avenue and Alaska Street) draws vintage vinyl and CD enthusiasts, and Pegasus Book Exchange keeps readers busy for hours while browsing the stacks. The year-round, pet-friendly Sunday Farmers Market is also worth a visit for farm-fresh produce, seasonal flowers, and organic eats and beverages.
Drop in for a beachside salsa class at Alki Beach Park hosted by Belltown Dance Studio, then check out Wheel Fun Rentals for surreys and bikes or Alki Kayak Tours for kayak and paddleboard rentals. Taste Seattle Food Tours offers another delicious way to explore with guided bike rides down Alki Beach and stops for tasty bites. Discover the trails, beaches, and outdoor pool at Lincoln Park, or stop by local watering hole Shadowland for live music and libations. If a stein is more your style, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at neighborhood German bar Prost! West Seattle.
TRIP TIP: Don’t miss stunning views from the West Seattle Water Taxi.
*Alki Kayak Tours 1660 Harbor Ave SW; kayakalki.com • Ampersand Cafe on Alki 2536 Alki Ave SW; facebook.com/ampersandalki • Bakery Nouveau 4737 California Ave SW; bakerynouveau.com • Belltown Dance Studio 2217 Third Ave; belltowndancestudio.com • Click! Design That Fits 4540 California Ave SW; clickdesignthatfits.com • Easy Street Records 4559 California Ave SW; easystreetonline.com • Fleurt 4536 California Ave SW; fleurtseattle.com • Ittos Tapas 4160 California Ave SW; ittostapas.com • La Rustica 4100 Beach Dr SW; larustica.moonfruit.com • Lincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW • Marination ma kai 1660 Harbor Ave SW; marinationmobile.com • Pegasus Book Exchange 4553 California Ave; pegasusbookexchange.com • Prost! West Seattle 3407 California Ave SW; prostwestseattle.com • Seattle Fish Company 4435 California Ave SW; seattlefishcompany.com • Shadowland 4458 California Ave SW; shadowlandwest.com • Sunday Farmers Market California Ave and Alaska St; seattlefarmersmarkets.org • *Taste Seattle Food Tours taste206.com • Wheel Fun Rentals 2530 Alki Ave SW; wheelfunrentals.com
*Visit Seattle partner
West Seattle Partners