March Foodie Madness: Best Power Lunch, Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Photo: Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
Photo: Kate Baldwin

WHERE: Purple Café & Wine Bar | 1225 4th Ave., Seattle | (206) 829-2280

CRAVE FACTOR: Seattle may be known for its hip, casual lunch favorites like roving street food vendors, but we Seattleites know a thing or two about power lunches. Purple Café and Wine Bar, located in the downtown financial district, has long been a hot power lunch spot where business deals are shaken on, plans are discussed and ideas are made.

Or perhaps one just spends an hour retreating from slaving for The Man.

Whether your motive is wooing potential clients or impressing your boss, Purple’s ambiance and wide array of menu items made from scratch with fresh, season ingredients seals the deal. Celebrate with a glass, bottle or flight of wine. (Hint: Your boss probably likes wine too). The furniture may be heavy here but so is the wine selection.

FAST FACT: Ask for the sea-salt caramels to go for that mid-afternoon sweet (or salty) craving that will inevitably hit you when your eyes glaze over at yet another 3 p.m. meeting. Oh by the way, they’ll ruin you. You’ve been warned.