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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#105 of 3,088 Restaurants in Seattle
#124 of 3,565 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, 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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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 91
    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
SO GOOD!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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50 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Oatmeal cobbler french toast. I could probably just end the review there, but trip advisor wants 100 characters. It's a super crowded place on a Sunday for brunch (reservations are a must or you'll face an hour+ wait). You get a ridiculous amount of food and the breakfast bar is great as well. I can't remember the last time I... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Was here meeting friends for brunch on Sunday morning. It was already packed at 9:30 am. We put our names in for 4 people and waited about 20-30 minutes. Food and service was good. My Farmer's Hash was very good, but not what I expected (thought it would be more like traditional corned beef hash). It was more of coarsely... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I lunched here with 3 work colleagues. Considering how crowded it was, we were seated pretty quickly and had attentive service. My lunch, a chopped salad, was frankly boring and in fact had some unpleasant flavors that I tried to change with salt & pepper. I've heard they have great breakfasts and I would consider going back to try that... 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: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?