In the tradition of true alchemists, the folks at Alchemy Coffee turn what they touch into pure gold. OK, maybe not real gold, but you’ll be convinced of their magic touch once you have a sip. Like many coffee shops, the atmosphere is laid-back, but this spot has a hard-rock vibe as well, with skulls and an affinity for the Grateful Dead. And along with great coffee, customers often rave about the food menu as well. So grab your favorite java, a slice of freshly made quiche and rock out. Alchemy has two locations; the original in a quaint neighborhood south of downtown, and a second that shares a building with a local restaurant on Capitol Hill.