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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” (21 reviews)
“baguette” (9 reviews)
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French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Cafe Presse is celebrating 10 years. It's not hard to understand how they've managed to successful. The food and service are very good. They have some of the best prices on wine in the city. The broiled eggs with ham and Gruyere is wonderful.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This small, cozy café offers a large variety of food, pastries, wines, and much more. Great for families, couples or friends. The locally brewed coffee is always a nice addition to any meal.

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great wait staff. Very friendly and casual atmosphere. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and full bar. I had the Croque-madame for breakfast $9.25 followed by a double espresso :)

Thank jpatrick28
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Small restaurant in front, but larger in the back, that does not serve French press coffee, but has an excellent breakfast and great coffee. The menu options for breakfast are minimal. 2 eggs over prosciutto, with house made bread, was great. Lunch offers more options....More

Thank Erik C
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Restaurant Details

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