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Valley Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Healthy, Bar, Puerto Rican
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105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu offers variety of appetizers, soup, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Our server attentive and food served in a timely manner. Ample portions, well-prepared, many ingredients locally sourced.

Thank Chris N
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22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait about an hour for food + very expensive compared to the plate quality. Chicken Marsala was sliced chicken in a pasta bowl. Charged $16 for a $10 plate. I wanted a good meal.

Thank Diane M
Ellensburg, Washington
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been here for years and were hankering for something new and different. Went for lunch today, still charming and the food was pretty good. Service wasn't super speedy but friendly.

1 Thank Keli F
Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way back from a weekend in Eastern Washington, we stopped in at The Valley Café based on reviews from Trip Advisor. We were NOT disappointed! The pasta dishes were delicious as was the Cuban sandwich. Since we had a birthday girl in our party, we were treated to a slice of an out of this world house made... More 

Thank Alice F
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been in since the new owners took over but had tried their Cuban sandwich and portabella sandwich at the farmer's market ( which were both delicious!). We were excited then to try out the new Valley Cafe and looked at their website to see the new menu before we came in. I had the Chicken Marsala and... More 

Thank Rebecca H
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Rebecca H Tanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am so sorry about the mixed experience. Every day we work hard to achieve the consistency that is expected of our place and this review can only serve as a learning tool to keep striving towards that goal. For your honest feedback I cannot thank you enough.... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We ate here several times while staying in Ellensburg. It never disappointed. They serve some of the most delicious soups I've ever had, tomato bisque to cream of fresh mushroom. The Cuban connection comes through deliciously with the pulled pork tacos. Everything is super fresh, sourced from local farms.

Thank Mainewanderwoman
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Mainewanderwoman for taking the time to review our spot. We are so happy everything was to your liking. Hope to see you again real soon. Safe travels! More 

Olympia, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

They must sprinkle magic on their pork because that was some of the best tacos I have ever had!! My coworker ordered the smoked tomato soup and a Ruben and he was extremely impressed. The server was wonderful and the owner even came out to say hi. I highly recommend this place and I will for sure be back!

Thank BigCBreezy
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks BigCBreezy for taking the time to review our restaurant We really appreciate the feedback See you soon we hope :) Cheers! More 

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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I got the portobello caprese, smelled so good that while walking around the farmers market others asked what it was & where. It was delicious!

Thank Jenn S
AlfM71, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Jenn S for taking the time to review our establishment We are glad to be at the market as well. Hope to see you again soon Take care! More 

Snoqualmie, Washington
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273 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This cute place is so far my favorite place to eat in Ellensburg. Old fashioned booths but not old fashioned cooking. My daughters Cuban sandwich is her favorite thing on the menu- mine was fresh, well done fish on a yummy Kale base.

Thank couplessPS
Marion G, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Hello couplessPS Thanks for taking the time to review our place. We love hearing how we are doing. Glad you enjoyed your last visit. Was it the rockfish you had? Please feel free to ask for me the next time you come by as I'd love to thank you in person. Cheers! More 

Spokane, Washington
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We came because Valley Café was ranked #1. So we will need to come again. The waiter was very friendly. They didn't have the rockfish for the entrée, that I wanted. So I ordered the vegetarian with curry and rice. I love coconut and all the ingredients, but it was a disappointing meal. However, hubby ordered well. Smoked tomato bisque... More 

Thank Carol W
Marion G, Owner at Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Carol Thanks for taking the time to review our spot I am sorry we did not have the rockfish available. It has gotten some good reviews so far and we would love to hear your opinion as well. I'd also love to hear your suggestions on how we could improve the veggie curry and rice dish. Sorry about it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Healthy, Bar, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 West 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 15099253050
The Valley Cafe is known as one of the best restaurants in Ellensburg! This business has been continuosly operated since 1930 and still retains the original Art Deco decor from its 1938 remodel. This is a farm to fork restaurant using local ingredients for a more flavorful experience. The business also features a separate juice/coffee bar that serves sandwiches, soups and salads which is adjacent to the restaurant and located within the same building.

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