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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#107 of 3,090 Restaurants in Seattle
#126 of 3,571 Places to Eat in Seattle
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391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
206 462 6400
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a...
Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a primary focus on clean, organic, fresh and 100% locally sourced food items from around the Pacific Northwest. We serve breakfast and brunch 7 days a week, as well as lunch 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of catering options as well - private dining, private parties, wedding, box lunches and various other catering options. We have three locations in Seattle - Roosevelt, Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Ballard.
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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food for a good price!

Food was great and so was the service. Went for a Sunday am brunch. Place was packed, and they weren't accepting anymore reservations- we lucked out and sat right away outside. Service was quick, particularly considering the crowd! Food was very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Sailinsand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Food was great and so was the service. Went for a Sunday am brunch. Place was packed, and they weren't accepting anymore reservations- we lucked out and sat right away outside. Service was quick, particularly considering the crowd! Food was very good.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

That's the slogan on the coffee cups. "Eat like you give a damn." And I think it fits. These people have some good food. Locally sourced. I'm not sure it was healthy (there's a french toast topping bar with all kinds of awesome stuff), but I tell myself that if it's local and sustainable it MUST be healthy. Great for... More 

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Long Beach, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I received great recommendations for our hotel staff for breakfast. We walked for a while and were fortunately to arrive without a wait on a Saturday morning. Once seated, we were entertained by the local flair of the servers and the ambiance. Breakfast is served all day and we had a difficult time choosing between so many... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Loved this place. Went for breakfast on a Sunday and it was pretty packed. Not sure if they take reservations. We sat at the bar and ate. Food was DELICIOUS and servings were HUGE!! I could've just sat here and ate all day. Great atmosphere.

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Kirkland, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I ASK YOU - would you say no to a fresh fruit and toppings bar? Would you say no to bananas foster french toast? Would you say no to kitchen and restaurant staff who really care about you eating wholesome, local and organic food? Didn't think so. This is my absolute favorite breakfast spot in the Seattle area. Favorite dishes... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

DEFINITELY the best brunch in Seattle! Try the Farmer's Hash, wash it down with a Guava Mimosa...and maybe you'll also be lucky enough to have Angela wait on you:-) But only eat here if you give a damn;-)

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I splurged and ordered their French Toast, served with blackberries on top, it was fabulous. My nephew had the salmon eggs benedict and he wasn't all that fond of it, and his wife had a skillet scramble that was excellent; and the Mickey Mouse pancake was devoured by their 18 month old (that's a good review on the pancakes!) I... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

So I have a thing for Huevos Rancheros. If a menu has it listed, I order it. So if you are like me, find a way to come here for breakfast. There are a lot of great things on the menu like the frech toast with the toppings bar. When I first walked in, I saw something so rich looking... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Menu items are varied, and everythiing we have eaten is excellent. In season, the fruit bar is a delight, but not so great this time with only previously frozen or canned fruit available.

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washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning and the breakfast was delicious! It's a great choice for breakfast because it has a large menu and they have a breakfast bar which consists of fruit, syrup, whipped cream, etc. (basically all of the toppings) that you need for French toast, pancakes or oatmeal. Two of our party had egg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206 462 6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a primary focus on clean, organic, fresh and 100% locally sourced food items from around the Pacific Northwest. We serve breakfast and brunch 7 days a week, as well as lunch 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of catering options as well - private dining, private parties, wedding, box lunches and various other catering options. We have three locations in Seattle - Roosevelt, Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Ballard.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?