I'll be moving to Seattle for a year, maybe two, and I will be working at the Hutch. I was joking with a friend about moving to the center of mass of Eater's "where to eat now" map, adjusting for the coffee and drinking maps, but now I'm thinking seriously that I SHOULD be prioritizing the food options when I choose a neighborhood. So, I'm turning to the experts.
Is there a nice neighborhood, preferably directly bus-able to the Hutch, that has very good coffeeshops (I realize those are mostly everywhere, but still, I want to be sure), cheap but quality grocery stores, and that is conveniently located to a good amount of chowhound adored restaurants, the kind that I'd want to go to often, with good beer for after work? I get the feeling that Capitol Hill may be sort of what I want, but perhaps I could do better with everyday food like groceries (as well as housing) being cheaper.
I'm in my mid-twenties, just finished grad school, not single but will be living alone and don't know many people there, and want to make the most of my fairly limited time in Seattle (before I probably move back to Portland...sorry...I want to love both places!).