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Cafe Presse

#303 of 3,041 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
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1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
+1 206-709-7674
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07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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seattle
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121 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom lives in Bellevue and does not like to come over to Seattle very much but she will gladly come if I treat her to Café Presse. First of all, the service is impeccable. I have never met a rude server at this restaurant and they are not pretentious compared to their colleagues at sister restaurant Le Pichet. They... More 

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Thank SeattleEcc
San Juan Islands, WA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Excellent menu, fantastic food, good service, good coffee, and a cozy atmosphere. I have been here twice and will return again.

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Thank Jeff Z
Seattle, Washington
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155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place, but it's crowded, and noisy. Our secret is to go early. The back section opens at 5, and they have a very nice happy hour menu. After dinner go to the whisky bar, Cannon. It's 2 blocks south. And, there's plenty of parking.

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Thank Max98116
Orlando, Florida
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This place, while casual, had top notch French bistro food. Excellent service.....I tried several things on the menu during my stay in Seattle and everything was excellent.

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Thank kenhamner
Seattle, Washington
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Friends were visiting from out of town and we brought them here for a Saturday afternoon breakfast/lunch. It's a great little French cafe on Capitol Hill on one of the quieter streets. There's a small terrace for when the weather permits and plenty of tables inside as well as a magazine stand with an interesting and eclectic selection. The food... More 

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Thank Rhiar23
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

After a disappointing meal the night before at a restaurant that shall remain unnamed, we were guided to Cafe Pesse and were suitably impressed. Great service, European-style streetside seating and a tight menu - if you want delicious, unpretentious French fare, this is the place!

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Thank Jeff M
Paulden
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Three of us dined here 07-31-16, our first night in Seattle. Four years ago we dined here and it was our definite first place to dine this trip. It did not disappoint. I noticed they have added a deck since my last visit and this is where we dined. We each ordered the Tartare de bœuf et sa salade à... More 

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Tucson
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362 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Was afraid this was going to be all about French Press coffee - but no. Great selection of pastries on a weekday morning, but the best was the Oeufs plate (eggs). Baked in a skillet over shaved ham were two over easy eggs covered with guyere cheese. Served all bubbly hot and delicious. For accompaniment was as much French baguette... More 

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Thank PMJC
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Being a fan of Le Pichet, I decided to try its sister establishment, Cafe Presse. I was not disappointed. The food was delicious, and the service was very friendly. My biggest complaint was that I didn't have room for dessert. Ah well, c'est la vie!

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Thank Charles T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Excellent dining experience for reasonable cost! We had a delicious roasted chicken dinner, a bottle of wine, appetizer and salads, plus a wine bottle to go for $123 for 2. For a meal of this caliber in Seattle, it was an unexpected surprise!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-709-7674

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?