Mr. Spot's Chai House is a favorite Ballard haunt of mine. Although under new ownership, and surrounded by huge new condominium projects, the Chai House still maintains is charm. They also make the best spicy chai on the west coast and maybe the whole U.S.
Another benefit: They keep the flower vase full of fresh flowers! Ha! These shots were taken with my f/2.8 100mm Canon Macro lens on a Rebel Xti body.