This relative newcomer across the street from the PCC Cascade campus features coffee from little-known Olympia Roasters. During a full year of taste-testing beans from across the region, the owners kept returning to this gem from the north. Gorgeous glass lanterns dangle over a snaking bar, while ample seating and outlets for laptops make this an obvious choice for study breaks between classes—but be warned that it can feel crowded and noisy at times. Pastries from Nuvrei (for a light lunch, try the thickly layered ham-and-cheese croissant, $3.75) and vegan goods from Black Sheep Bakery are the frontrunners on a menu that also includes light sandwiches and soups.