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Fonte Cafe

#145 of 3,018 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002 (Union and 1st)
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit here and great to find somewhere you can get a good cup of coffee. Nice contemporary shop, free wifi and a decent shot. Recommended and well worth stopping for.

Thank Hightower257
Portland, Oregon
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stepped into Fonte to grab two coffees for my wife and I as we were staying in a VRBO nearby. When I ordered the gal behind the counter asked me, "so you want to stouts?". Thinking she meant stout coffee, ofcourse my mind was thinking stout beer, I said "sure". I was then served two large cups of cold/iced... More 

Thank Grantman66
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found on tripadvisor, close to museum but not much else around, fabulous omelettes, Homemade bread and very friendly staff with good atmosphere! Best breakfast we've had in Seattle so far!

Thank Cathrine J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee hit the spot on a cool rainy day. Server Em was gracious and professional. The brunch food was exceptional in presentation and taste. Try the double baked French toast with blueberries and the salmon chowder

Thank Travelin-Light-PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great breakfast spot. Priced a little high for eggs and potatoes but delicious and worth the wait. Servers are very friendly and make you feel at home.

Thank Brian B
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect Seattle coffee shop: excellent food, superb coffee, great atmosphere and great location. It is across the street from the Seattle Museum of Art, and a wonderful place for breakfast, lunch or snacks. The service is friendly and efficient. In short, it is one of the best coffee places in Seattle.

Thank Verseau99
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are visiting Seattle for a wedding and some time off. We found Fonte on our first day and it became our go to breakfast spot. The food is great and the service as manifested by Shannon exceptional. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank Tom C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best brunch we've had in Seattle, and that's saying something! The caramelized leek and bacon omelet was outstanding. The coffee was good, but not the best we've tried. And the service was slow....overall, though, a good experience.

Thank Jenndoerfler
Windsor, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee. Good french toast. This is a nice place to come to for a quick breakfast. It felt European. Service was excellent.

Thank Diane H
Sacramento, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This coffee house/wine bar is directly across 1st street from the Seattle Art Museum. Where else can you get a caramelized leek and Gouda omelet and a great cup of coffee at mid day? Breakfast served until 2:30pm.

Thank Glen G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
    (Union and 1st)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 888-783-6683
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Seattle across from the Seattle Art Museum, Fonté Café is a European bistro serving local, seasonal fare in a chic environment. The comprehensive menu boasts a variety of quality offerings for any time of day—whether it be a breakfast on the go, a quick business lunch, or a lingering dinner for two. Enjoy freshly sliced charcuterie, hearty pastas, a traditional Nicoise salad, or a cappuccino with a house-baked strawberry scone. The coffee bar features varieties from Fonté's Special Selection Series, roasted at its own facility in Seattle's Georegtown neighborhood by master roaster Steve Smith.

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