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Fonte Coffee Roaster Cafe

1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 888-783-6683
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed a quick breakfast before heading to the train station. The cafe side opens up at 6 am for pastries and drinks. At about 8 am the breakfast side opens and you can order your breakfast and someone will take it to your table. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a quick caffeine jolt, we stopped into Fonte for a latte wakeup and more. The coffee was great as was their great selection of pastries. Can't beat bagel, lox, and cream cheese for $8.50!

Thank markofm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starbucks may own Seattle, but you will do much better at this place for both coffee (really great) and food. We had a terrific breakfast here including steel cut oatmeal and cheese/egg sandwich on croissant. Highly recommended.

Thank NJChisoxFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying near Pikes Public Market and all of the places serving light breakfasts were PACKED everyday, so we ventured a short walk down 1st ave towards the museum and found Fonte. They make EXCELLENT espresso drinks and have a nice selection of pastries...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I stopped in while touring downtown area. Great coffee! Did not try any of the food options but everything smelled and looked great! Would not be disappointed if you stopped in!

Thank Audra M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Very tasty breakfast. The service was very friendly. We really enjoyed the Fantastic coffee. Cool little place.

Thank cherylflea
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I stopped in here before a visit to the Art museum and glad I did. The coffee is superb and exceeds its many competitors, in my opinion. Great choice of pastries. It appeared they also had more substantial, lunch time kinds of offerings later in...More

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had the good fortune of having breakfast twice at Fonte Cafe on 1st. It's a nice warm but modern space, with great music playing, delicious food and coffee, and a lovely and welcoming staff! A nice selection of gourmet pastries and a well rounded...More

Thank Travelingparents2
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lots of seating, good atmosphere and great food for a café. MUCH better than Starbucks! No pre-packaged, mass-produced snacks here!

Thank jjhrtraveler
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Delish. Coffee, tea and omelets. Get their house favorite. Next to the Four Seasons Hotel and across from SAM (Seattle Art Museum). It's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
    (Union and 1st)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 888-783-6683
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After 20 years of roasting premium coffee from its headquarters in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, Fonté Coffee Roaster opened its first café in downtown Seattle in August 2009.

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Seattle across from the Seattle Art Museum, Fonté Café is a European-inspired bistro serving specialty coffee, brunch or lunch café fare, and house-baked pastries and grab-and-go items. The coffee bar features varieties from Fonté's Special Selection Series, roasted at its own facility in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.
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