We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Cafe Happy
Directions
102 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6504
Get directions
102 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6504
425-822-9696
Add hours for Cafe Happy and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great that it is Vegan, but not great food

I went to this place full of expectations as to what great vegan food in Kirkland could/would be all about. I was disappointed. I ordered a soup that was vegan, but had no real flavor. It is a shame. The people and the restaurant are kind of cool. Maybe I simply caught them on a bad day or I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
Cherence
,
Berlin, Germany
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I went to this place full of expectations as to what great vegan food in Kirkland could/would be all about. I was disappointed. I ordered a soup that was vegan, but had no real flavor. It is a shame. The people and the restaurant are kind of cool. Maybe I simply caught them on a bad day or I ordered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, WA USA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This place is very small and easy to miss. The owners are an old Asian couple who also run the place. It is all vegetarian and vegan food. When you order, "mama" is the one who cuts your veggies fresh and cooks your food at her tiny little stove behind the counter. The food is good and prepared fast. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
WA
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I love this place for Veggie food. #9 is die for. It is an elderly husband and wife who run this place. The place is not fancy but it has a happy feel. The owners are really great and treat the customers really well. All in all --- Happy experiences

Was this review helpful? Yes
lihue
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

This cafe is owned by a couple who were also vegetarians. Foods were wonderful and clean. It was family-like and I will definitely go back again during my next visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is a great little hole in the wall place in downtown Kirkland. Fairly large menu of vegetarian dishes, mainly with tofu, or varieties of tofu. Their mapo-tofu is great. They have one table and several against the wall bar chairs. They have ice cream in the summers and a large variety of excellent bubble teas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aruba
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

they have a good selection of tofu and tofu imitation meats. very close to the waterfront Owner has a great attitude I am a regular and Love # 9 on their menu

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012 via mobile

I just love their mapo tofu and rice noodle. It reminds me of home.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

As a vegetarian, I want to support vegetarian food in as many places as I can. And this is probably the only veggie place in the whole of Kirkland. So it makes me sad that the food here is barely ok. I got the sweet and sour. The sauce had a nice taste to it and the "beef" is good.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
United States
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

I found Cafe Happy when I was staying at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. They are just a few blocks apart. Cafe Happy offers a variety of stirf ry dishes using tofu and other soy-like products. I have eaten there several times and tried many of their dishes. My favorite is 27 (soy-chicken and brocolli). All of the dishes I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SF bay area
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

This is some of the worst food I'd ever eaten. We threw it all out. I am an almost-vegetarian, I should add.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cafe Happy also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Happy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6504
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-822-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Happy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?