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Cafe Presse

1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415 (Downtown)
206-709-7674
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Ranked #579 of 3,429 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, French, Afghani
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Union City, New Jersey, United States
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444 reviews 444 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good food, but a terrible service experience would make me second guess coming back here. The coffee and brunch food are great, and the outside patio, while a bit cramped, is great on a nice day. However, our food order was clearly lost and rather than appologizing, excuses were made even while people just sitting down were getting their food.... More

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I came here for the France/Germany soccer match. France lost, but I won since the food and drinks here were amazing. I had the broiled egg, ham & cheese dish and it was absolutely perfect. The only bad thing was that I did feel a little bit of envy as I saw some of my fellow dinners get their croque... More

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Seattle, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The sister restaurant to Le Pichet, not quite as good but still very good. It is larger and has a different feel than Pichet. Many things like the wine list are similar or exactly the same. Very reasonable, did I mention great coffee? Definitely worth a visit or two.

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Perth, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Already a fan of Le Pichet, I trekked for forty minutes to 12th Ave to try another from the same stable, Cafe Presse. Crowded due to the screening of the World Cup football, I shared a table with a pleasant family, and ordered the croque monsieur. When in France, I fancy this sandwich when it's cooler, or if extra calories... More

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seattle
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

this is located in a quiet neighborhood of capital hill off the beaten path. but its a nice quaint small cafe with the ambiance of a french cafe.. the monsiour sandwich is a great find.the mornings on the weekends can get busy .

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Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Met a friend here and managed to find a spot on the deck on a sunny day. We shared pomme frites and Rose. Both were good but the service was spotty outside. Will definitely be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Today my Fiancé and I took our friends to Cafe Presse. Our good friend is French and because we saw the menu was first in French then in English he ordered his meal in French. Rather than be polite, our waitress was extremely rude about it. After she took our order she stopped serving our table and we heard her... More

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Seattle
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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I had the coffee -- very good -- and a mushroom omelette, which was OK though greasy. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here again.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

On June 29, 2013, a colleague and I wandered into this quaint little restaurant in the Capital Hill area of Seattle. The restaurant reminded of the little French bistros I had visited while in Paris. It did not have the best attention to detail and the wait service was nothing special but the food was decent and worth our return.... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife and I were looking for breakfast near our hotel and stumbled on this cafe based on TA reviews. Really good! We shared a salad and a Croque Madame, coffee, and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, all of which were excellent. I wish we had a place like this back home!

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