Here are some local favorites that you'll probably like, if you don't like food that's bad. Most are pretty affordable, and all are place I either regular go or go back to when I go out. In no particular order:
1:Rancho Bravo on Capitol Hill
2:Cafe Vivace on Capitol Hill
3:The Honey Hole on Capitol Hill
4:Ruby in the U-District
5:Aladdin's Gyros, U-District
6: Tahn Brothers Pho, U-District
7: Bengal Tiger, Roosevelt
8: Cafe Bastille Ballard
9: Roxy's Fremont
10: Brouwer's Fremont
11: New Orleans Creole Restaurant, Pioneer Square
12: Cafe Umbria, Pioneer Square
13: Wild Mountain Cafe, Crown Hill/Ballard
14:Mee Sum Pastry, Chinese Pastries, Pike Place Market
15: Le Panier, pastries and coffee, Pike Place Market
16: Thaiger Room, U-District. Good Thai food. Thai Tom's is rated better, but this is very good as well, and has better seating.
17:Gabriel's Fire, Crown Hill. Barbecue joint, almost makes it as good as places in the South, which is saying something.
18: Cafe Besalu, Ballard. Best and most authentic French Pastries in Seattle.