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3527 Chelan Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1025
206-932-7383
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious breakfast!

This just seems to be one of those solid, reliable places that attracts the locals and keeps them coming back. We came here for breakfast three times, and it never failed us. The food was tasty and hot - I particularly enjoyed the French toast - and brought quickly by friendly wait staff. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

First time to Chelan Cafe. Nice, clean, diner atmosphere and pretty busy for 7am. Service was very good. Chicken Fried Steak was good but not special. Eggs are fluffy and light - good size portions. Cinnamon roll a bit dry, as was the biscuit, and hash browns only lightly browned. Overall a nice diner - food was good but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very good food. A lot of food for your money. Very good wait staff, very friendly. Home style cooking at its best. Needs more parking.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

we were driving in to downtown from the airport, and got on the wrong side of the harbor, rounding a curve, we spy this diner called "chelan cafe". being hungry, we decided to stop and eat. we knew right away it was a good spot, because the parking lot was full. we had to wait for a guest to leave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This just seems to be one of those solid, reliable places that attracts the locals and keeps them coming back. We came here for breakfast three times, and it never failed us. The food was tasty and hot - I particularly enjoyed the French toast - and brought quickly by friendly wait staff. The walls are adorned with interesting photos... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My hubby and I were on our way to Alki Beach for the day when we saw this little gem under the bridge. We noticed a few patrons that were 50-70 and thought we'd try out the cafe since most people that age typically don't change up a good place for breakfast. We were correct! We were seating right away.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on Sunday morning. The service was slow, the food good. Suggestion, if you're slow get the coffee out quickly. We waited about 30 minutes for breakfast. Read this as (get the coffee out fast) and hungry patrons will overlook the backed up kitchen. Other than that the food and value was good. Full disclosure, I travel weekly so... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Even on Easter morning, a table was available late morning and the food, nicely prepared, fairly priced and quickly served was just what we wanted. The special was a blueberry/cream cheese French toast...w/syrup...outstanding. Old-tyme Seattle at its best...and especially enjoyed by locals.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

This one of my favorite breakfast places in my home city (yeah, I live in Seattle...how lucky am I?). I prefer the Chelan Cafe to the more well known and nearby Luna Park Cafe. You won't find any of the Top Chef contestants in the kitchen - just good, solid line cooks producing some standard breakfast fare. I'm a sucker... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

It feels like I went 30 years back in time. Great food in a diner with an at home atmosphere. The prices are reasonable. For the money, it's a 5 star and that from a very discriminating diner.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Chelan Cafe is just the place I have been looking for in West Seattle. Sometimes you just feel like good ol' comfort food. I have been here twice for breakfast. It's a typical diner menu, with good prices and really yummy coffee. I was surprised how tasty the coffee is! The service is prompt and friendly. Don't go in here... More 

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Address: 3527 Chelan Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1025
Phone Number: 206-932-7383
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 3527 Chelan Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1025
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-932-7383

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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