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Best Place for a First Date 

Northwest Coffee Roasting Co.

Coffee shops in general are good places for a first date. If there's no chemistry, you don't even have to finish your drink before making your escape. If you connect, no one is going to interrupt a long conversation. We're partial to this Northwest Coffee location precisely because of its unromantic, bustling atmosphere. In a light-filled café where gray-haired couples trade sections of the Sunday Times, the momentous, anxiety-filled first date becomes just another meeting. Northwest's menu is limited to baked goods and smoothies, and of course, the rich, full joe. Your potential love interest's order makes a good litmus test. If it's a decaf soy latte, for example, you can expect similarly fussy requests on future dates. Espresso? Well, at least you know this won't take long.

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