As Seattle’s unofficial Instagram Queen, I’m dedicating this summer to showing you Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places by neighborhood! This month I’m sharing the most Instagram worthy spots in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
If you’re heading to Seattle this summer for a vacation or staycation and you want some cute pictures for Instagram, this blog post is for you!
Where is Capitol Hill in Seattle?
Capitol Hill is on the other side of the freeway and up the hill from Downtown Seattle. Capitol Hill (Cap Hill) used to be known as Broadway Hill – since Broadway is one of the main streets that runs through the neighborhood. Cap Hill is one of Seattle’s most lively neighborhoods. From the rainbow sidewalks to the bars and the restaurants, there is a ton to see, eat, and do in Capitol Hill. There’s also amazing coffee shops and dessert places!
If you’re looking to explore these places in Capitol Hill, I recommend either parking near Cal Anderson Park or just ubering into the neighborhood. Parking can be a challenge in Capitol Hill. But almost all of these places featured in this blog post are within walking distance. So whether you decide to park or uber, you’ll be able to see almost all these places by just crossing a few streets!
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places in Capitol Hill
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: The Saint:
If you’re looking for the brightest, pinkest building in Capitol Hill, you have to stop by the Saint. The Saint opened in 2008 and recently traded in its see green/turquoise exterior for a hot pink one! The Saint is a homestyle Mexican restaurant and a great stop for a late night happy hour!
UPDATE: As of March 2019, the Saint has been repainted BLACK. It’s no longer hot pink!
Address: 1416 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: Sweet Iron Waffles
If you’re looking for a breakfast or dessert or BOTH, Sweet Iron Waffles is the spot! My friends and I first wandered in here after grabbing dinner one night. We split a strawberries and whipped cream waffle and it was delicious! Sweet Iron Waffles has both sweet and savory desserts. So if your craving Nutella and fruit on your waffles and your friends are craving bacon, brie, or prosciutto, Sweet Iron has something for all of you! Plus the yellow and white interior is absolutely Instagram worthy!
Address: 1416 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: Little Oddfellows Café in the Elliot Book Company
You’ve probably heard of the Oddfellow’s Café & Bar but have you heard of the Little Oddfellows Café? If you’re looking for a minimalist, white interior, you have to stop by Little Oddfellows. You’ll have to wander through the Elliot Book Company (which is amazing by the way) to get to the café at the very end of the book store.
Address: 1521 10th Avenue (inside of Elliott Bay Book Co) Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice cream
It’s no secret that I love Molly Moon’s ice cream! They have amazing flavors and their ice cream is definitely Instagram worthy! You can take a photo in front of the store or the collection of Molly Moon’s photos just to the side of the store.
Molly Moon’s also hosts seasonal events inside their event space upstairs! If you’re in the city when an event is happening, I highly recommend going! The most instagrammable stairs in Seattle is located in Molly Moon’s event space. These colorful stairs are literally an Instagram dream!!
Happy friyay friends!💛 I kicked off the first day of summer at Molly Moon’s Summer Seasonal Tasting event! Hehe I was so excited to try 12 different flavors and explore Molly Moon’s event space in Capitol Hill! ☺️🍦 Here are my day 5 questions for you today: 1. Is there a brand, business, or friend you admire? 2. If so, why do you admire them? I personally admire @mollymoonicecream 😀! They have incredible ice cream, they give back to the community, and their focused on sustainability! 📷: @justatinabit #icecreamforeveryone #mollymoonsicecream #petiteblogger #petitestyle #rainbowstairs
Address: 917 E Pine St Seattle WA 98122
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: Frankie & Jo’s Vegan Ice Cream
If you’re looking for an Instagram worthy vegan dessert shop, Frankie & Jo’s is your spot! This plant based ice cream shop also has gluten free waffle cones and vegan toppings. This is probably one of the more instagrammable spots in Capitol Hill. The palm print wall paper, the orange door, and the checkout counter are all sooo cute!
Address: 1010 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: Richmark Label Building
I’ve featured the Richmark Label Building in my Seattle’s Most Instagrammble Walls series! I still love this building because there’s different murals on each wall.
Address: 1110 E Pine St. Seattle WA 98122
Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: Bar Melusine
Bar Melusine Photos: Karya Schanilec
If you’re looking for looking for oysters or French inspired cuisine, Bar Melusine is the spot. I’ve gone here for brunch and this place is adorable! The Seattle blogger community LOVES Bar Melusine. You’ve probably seen us here taking too many photos but we can’t help it because we love this place! Make sure you get a photo of your shoes because the floors are beautiful.
Address: 1060 E Union St Seattle, WA 98122
If you’re looking for more Instagrammable spots in Seattle, you can also check out:
What are your favorite spots in Capitol Hill?
And which Seattle Neighborhood should I explore next?! Wallingford? Pioneer Square? Fremont?
Thank you for reading!
Photos: Holly Phan