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1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4415 (Downtown)
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Ranked #716 of 3,511 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, French, Afghani
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cowichan Valley, B.C.
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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174 reviews 174 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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592 reviews 592 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, French, Afghani

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