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Cafe Presse

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Downtown
French, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Afghani
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1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
206-709-7674
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ambiance!

Met a friend at Cafe Presse for a glass of wine and appetizers and we had a great time. Food and drinks were tasty and the atmosphere was terrific. Easy location too! Would highly recommend. They have wifi if that is important to you as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
misopiso88
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Seattle, Washington
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English first
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We recently stopped by Cafe Presse while on vacation in Seattle. We wanted to go to a sitdown cafe that offered more to eat than your standard muffins, bagels and danishes. This place serves french food but don't let that scare you away if you've never tried that before. Both my fiance and I tried the Croque Monsieur, which was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A must go if you love French food and French butter! The breakfast is absolutely fabulous! The just kept serving us their baguette and French butter when we finished it. Great service!

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Seattle, Washington
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587 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Met a friend at Cafe Presse for a glass of wine and appetizers and we had a great time. Food and drinks were tasty and the atmosphere was terrific. Easy location too! Would highly recommend. They have wifi if that is important to you as well!

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Mukilteo
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you are looking for a little French flavor in Capital Hill go no further than Cafe Presse. Almond coffee cake superb and Croque Madame perfecto. Really! Outside, bar and table seating. My go to for a relaxed light meal in a French cafe in my favorite city.

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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately for us, we live in a town that has nothing but big chain restaurants. There is no imagination at all when corporations move in to make the buck off everyone of us. Every restaurant is the same in the next town. So when we came up to Seattle for the weekend, we deliberately hunt for the unordinary places to... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Wonderful little French bistro with great food. I loved the croque madame which had a delicious Gruyere crust. If only it didn't have Seattle Seahawks paraphernalia all over the walls; you might be persuaded to think you were dining off the Champs Elysee. The tables were very close together and you hear surrounding conversations which is less than favorable. But... More 

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Cowichan Valley, B.C.
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

Saw this place on "Check, Please!" and thought it looked worth a trip. Open from 7am to 2am (gads) in the vicinity of Seattle U. and three hospitals it seemed to fill a niche - good food, quickly and I expensively prepared, frugal setting, yet with a somewhat interesting atmosphere. They also sell an eclectic mix of english-, french-, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

With a rather French flavour, the minuscule breakfast menu made for easy choosing. House-made pastries, a couple of egg dishes and some bread. Pain et beurre is nothing more than half a baguette with butter and jam; something the better half was more than content with. Being content would have been an understatement when it came to the œufs plats,... More 

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El Cerrito
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went before university started so was easy to et seating. Don't know what it would be like when school starts. Had an omelet and croque madame. Both were very good. Service was great. Needed to get in and out in 30 minutes and we were able to do that.

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The Villages, Florida
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you like lots, and I mean LOTS, of salt and fries this place might do it for you. there are NO substitutions allowed. If it comes with fries don't even ask for the couscous, not gonna happen. I thought the idea was to please your patrons. the chicken was tasty but so very salty. There seems to be a... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Presse

Address: 1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
Phone Number: 206-709-7674
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Afghani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 206-709-7674

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Afghani
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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