Small, quiet Olympia cafe immortalized in Beat Happening lyrics:
    I went to the Smithfield Cafe,
    There she was again, so I said "hey,
    "We should go swimming, in Capitol Lake"...
Perpetually on the edge of bankruptcy, finally went under in 1998 after an abortive attempted sale. For years, a good place to find hungover Olympia musicians and hipsters nursing a cup of tea or enjoying a well-made breakfast.

Illustrative of the difference between the late '80s/early '90s Olympia and Seattle scenes -- in Seattle, hungover musicians/hipsters were usually found at the Hurricane Cafe.

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