The vegetarian and vegan menu changes frequently at Café Flora, but the chefs tend to keep things simple, with dishes like black-bean burgers topped with spicy aioli, polenta with leeks and spinach, and the popular "Oaxaca tacos" (corn tortillas filled with potatoes and four types of cheese). You can eat in the Atrium, which has a stone fountain, skylight, and garden-style café tables and chairs, or try the weekday happy hour in the bar or on the garden patio. Brunch
is a big draw, too—try the fantastic waffles served with fresh seasonal fruits or the hoppin' john fritters—but the scene can get a bit hectic with the mass of families. The restaurant is just outside Capitol Hill, a short cab ride down Madison Street from the top of the hill, toward Lake Washington.