We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Cafe Happy

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
102 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6504
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 15: English reviews
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I needed a quick, healthy lunch. Stopped at Cafe Happy--gotta love the name. They did a made to order smoothie: spinach, beets, strawberries, couple of apple slices and vegan soy protein. Wonderful!

Thank azadams
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Cafe Happy rocks. I don't know how long it has been around, but it is a Kirkland institution. The food is tasty and bizarre - vegan, vegetarian, wheat-protein meat to the Max. In the old days, the hispters from the high school would hang out here and fret about gluten in their soy sauce, while sucking down their cigarettes. Of... More 

Thank Solsteinn
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

Visited solo on a cold December evening. The owner offered me a cup of complementary green tea while I waiting on my sandwich. All tasted fresh and homemade. Thank you, will be back with friends!

Thank a m
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
176 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

I went to this place full of expectations as to what great vegan food in Kirkland could/would be all about. I was disappointed. I ordered a soup that was vegan, but had no real flavor. It is a shame. The people and the restaurant are kind of cool. Maybe I simply caught them on a bad day or I ordered... More 

Thank Cherence
Seattle, WA USA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

This place is very small and easy to miss. The owners are an old Asian couple who also run the place. It is all vegetarian and vegan food. When you order, "mama" is the one who cuts your veggies fresh and cooks your food at her tiny little stove behind the counter. The food is good and prepared fast. They... More 

Thank fpfarric
Level Contributor
185 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

I love this place for Veggie food. #9 is die for. It is an elderly husband and wife who run this place. The place is not fancy but it has a happy feel. The owners are really great and treat the customers really well. All in all --- Happy experiences

Thank Travel_ferocity
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

This cafe is owned by a couple who were also vegetarians. Foods were wonderful and clean. It was family-like and I will definitely go back again during my next visit.

Thank walterpan
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is a great little hole in the wall place in downtown Kirkland. Fairly large menu of vegetarian dishes, mainly with tofu, or varieties of tofu. Their mapo-tofu is great. They have one table and several against the wall bar chairs. They have ice cream in the summers and a large variety of excellent bubble teas.

1 Thank BruceV
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

they have a good selection of tofu and tofu imitation meats. very close to the waterfront Owner has a great attitude I am a regular and Love # 9 on their menu

Thank travel_ferrocity
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

I just love their mapo tofu and rice noodle. It reminds me of home.

Thank Botan777

Travelers who viewed Cafe Happy also viewed


Been to Cafe Happy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033-6504
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-822-9696

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Happy and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Cafe Happy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?