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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
206 462 6400
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Ranked #132 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Lynnwood, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have brought out of town guests twice to this hot spot. Arrive before 10:00 to avoid the crowds. If you each order a French toast or pancakes and slather all that fruit, nuts and enormous bowl of whipped cream from their "help yourself bar", you MAY have room to share one of their savory dishes. A bit of a... More

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Tumwater, WA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Reading the reviews and the menus, I was very excited for this meal. I love the idea of their locally sourced and dietary-restriction friendly menu. I couldn't make it for breakfast so I had lunch there. I tried the lunch salad special, smoked trout with crispy fried scallions on a bed of buckwheat noodles. It was mushy and there was... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
467 reviews 467 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very nice breakfast locale near the Amazon offices. Nice open space that seems like it'd be great for brunch. Staff is very friendly and attentive. My coffee was refilled several times. Portions are huge. The bananas foster French toast was amazing from the sweet sauce to the delicious bananas. Even the coffee was very tasty.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We liked this restaurant so much that we ate there 3 times in 7 days, always trying something new each time. The food and the staff never disappointed, they had amazing breakfasts as well as lunch menu.

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miami
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I want start off by saying I had great expectations for this restaurant because of it's organic menu. I truly get no pleasure in providing not so go feedback to any restaurant because I realize many owners are trying to provide the best product for their customers. I ordered their PHIL’S BREAKFAST with egg whites and chicken sausage. Also the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Its a good reminder because what they serve is so appetizing, you could easily experience eyes bigger than the stomach syndrome. What they offer is fresh and well prepared, The seasonal fruit is especially enjoyable.

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Windsor, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Everyone had a 5 star breakfast! The linguicia, egg & potato dish had my husband in heaven. I loved the berry bar and our friends each found something that was perfect for them. We were lucky no long line as we had been warned that it can be a wait.. We had a wonderful waiter and he was so friendly... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Waits can be long for breakfast. The food and people watching are worth it if you have the time. Light and open space. They emphasize organic and sustainable so I thought the logo was a green leaf until noticing crew shells hanging overhead. For 1 to 3 people keep an eye on the counter to bypass the line.

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The portions are hearty and selections are plentiful. Definitely order an item that gives you an visit to the berry and whip cream bar, you won't be disappointed. You can call ahead for a reservation which I recommend because it's a popular breakfast spot in the south Lake Union area. Order the oatmeal crunch French toast, along with berry bar... More

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Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We just happened to be in the area for an event with some family friends and were looking for a nice brunch place. And this happened to be the closest spot (from the Amazon.com buildings) that came up on a smartphone search for "brunch". But boy were we lucky. Everything they serve is local/organic. The 5 kids we were with... More

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