The Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus offers sensational value in its coffee shop, The Boiserie. For a couple of dollars one can buy a good, fresh cup of drip and spend time in a pine paneled room from an eighteenth-century French chateau.The room is on loan from the School of Music.
In his autobiography, Keith Richards mentions the rented chateau where the Rolling Stones composed Exile on Main Street. He describes touring the interior and saying to himself, "Somebody finally got it right." Get an inkling at 45th and 15th northeast. The room will no longer be open to the public after the new museum goes up -30-More after the jump.