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Wild Mountain Cafe

American, International
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1408 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117-4236
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast choice in a converted house

Varied menu, certain to have something for all. Small place but only a very short wait on a weekday at 9:00am. Comfortable and a bit unique with most breakfasts hovering around $10 or so.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Brad J
United States
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United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Varied menu, certain to have something for all. Small place but only a very short wait on a weekday at 9:00am. Comfortable and a bit unique with most breakfasts hovering around $10 or so.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there (Ballard) based on others' reviews and were not disappointed. Not a lot of space, maybe 10 tables for 2-4. Very friendly staff. Locals walk in, street parking possible. (Steep stairway up if walking is a problem). A business pair or two, but mostly couples with an occasional young child. You will get good service, a good breakfast (vegetarian/vegan... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

House turned restaurant that at least during winter, when I visited, lacked appeal. Outside appearance was gloomy with the dry garden and fusia house, but I expected a transformation on the inside and that was not the case. It had a very elemental setting that is understated in the cafe website. The website looks great. Yet, what they lack in... More 

1 Thank Peggy L
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Funky old house conversion with funky furnishings. Tightly spaced tables in small rooms, but - oh, the food. Delicious. Very busy place on weekends,

1 Thank WanderingWolfe
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On a busy street with, up a ten cement stairs to the porch and the door leading to this home where the rooms have become a comfortable, excellent dining experience. There is even a full bar!! Perfect menu with plenty of choices, accommodating staff with the ability to adjust menu items to dietary needs, excellent coffee, quick service. Accommodates less... More 

1 Thank Patricia6048
Seattle, Washington
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119 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Okay, so it's just a few steps, but yes... Oh so worth the fun menu and quaint home-turned-restaurant fare! You know that Mom who used to let all the kids come hang out at their house? Yeah, well it's kinda like that! We went on a weekday morning, so there wasn't much crowd. I've driven by here many times and... More 

1 Thank Grammie62
Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you decide to have breakfast at this restaurant on a weekend and do not arrive early you may have quite a long wait to be seated. Once seated service is usually pretty good and there is a decent variety of entrees offered for breakfast. The cinnamon rolls are excellent but as mentioned in earlier posts if you don't get... More 

1 Thank Michael F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Darling little cafe-used to be a house I'd guess. Lots of foliage and flowers on the walk up the stairs. Decided on the Mac and cheese and was not disappointed! My husband had the Hawaii 5 oh and it was also delicious! Really nice sized portions-a little expensive. They have a great drink menu too though we did not have... More 

1 Thank Misspluto2011
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Got to love the cinnamon rolls (have to get there somewhat early otherwise they'll be sold out). The "Mega Migas," "It's Da Bomb Burrito," "French Toast Slam," "Eggs Bendict," are all great choices. Feels like you're eating at somebody's home. Pretty simple, to the point and nothing overly fancy. Low-key, good food, and great staff.

1 Thank Kicks_n_Bites
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Wild Mountain Cafe is in the Ballad neighborhood on the north side of Seattle. It is housed in a purple house sitting atop a small staircase from the street. The decor is bright with colorful pictures. If the tomato vegetable soup is typical of daily selections then I'd want to taste all of them. It was very tasty with... More 

1 Thank Carol F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1408 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117-4236
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: 206-297-9453

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International


Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm

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