Oddfellows Cafe Kimberly Taylor
A STYLE SCOUT PICK
STORY + PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY TAYLOR
There is something about a cozy coffee shop, don’t you think? A place where, when you walk through the door, you are welcomed with the sound of people visiting, espresso being made and the smell of glorious coffee mixed with something delicious to eat. One such place that fits the bill perfectly in Seattle is Oddfellows Cafe on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The front of Oddfellows Cafe is filled with a huge bank of windows which, on those beautiful sunny days in Seattle, can be opened wide, blurring the boundaries of indoors and out. Upon entering you will find weathered brick walls, a long marble countertop at the bar and a huge collection of repurposed fixtures, tables, and stools. Housed in the historic Oddfellows building which was built in 1908 and restored in 2008, the cafe has maintained much of the original building’s character. While renovating the space a number of treasures were discovered in the basement of the building and incorporated into the decor of the cafe. The floors are original wood and the brick walls were also a part of the original structure.