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Cafe Presse

1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
+1 206-709-7674
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“croque madame” (24 reviews)
“baguette” (10 reviews)
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French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Presse is located off the beaten track and is oh so good. Try Le Croque Madame for a real treat and you will think you are on the Left Bank in Paris, except the prices are so reasonable. Try it once and you are...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually thought we were grabbing a coffee but opened the wrong door. Instead we’d stumbled backwards in time to a small French cafe of yesteryear, enjoyed a more “normal” sized lunch, lovely service, but overpaid considerably.

Thank RJillMaxwellAZ
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We ordered the Croque madame and Baguette with bitter chocolate for breakfast - both made a really delighteful breakfast. We were there a bit after 9am there was no line, but shortly after we sat down we already saw a line forming (it was raining...More

Thank ChuckeM
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I've been going to Cafe Presse for years now! I've never had bad service and time and time again, the food continues to impress me! The quality and taste of the croque madame and pain au chocolat can't be found elsewhere in Seattle! This is...More

Thank Lindseygill
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Cafe Presse continues to be one of the best Bistro's in the city. The food and service are both great. If the front and outside looks full don't forget that there is more seating in the back room. Definitely worth a visit or two or...More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The croque monsieur and the frites were excellent, as was the coffee - can't go wrong with this combo on a sunny Seattle morning. The waiter was very friendly and service was good.

Thank ItalianaSeattle
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Small, intimate cafe with an amazing Croque-monsieur. Unfortunately the employees all seem to prefer to be somewhere else and service as a result is practically non existent.

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 9 September 2017

If you love a French-style bistro, this is your place. It is a favorite for breakfast and brunch and we've never been disappointed. The service is friendly, competent, and prompt. The food is well-prepared and nicely presented. The Croque Madame is the best I've ever...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Found this place close to where we're staying. All the good reviews here are spot on. Everything was supreme, service , coffee, and especially the food. Liked it so much we'll be back tomorrow for breakfast!

Thank pokesandcougs
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Love this place! I've been three times and ordered from the Charcuterie list each time and have been very pleased. Food and wine have been very good, and the staff has been helpful.

Thank Robin1Bird
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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