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Chaco Canyon Cafe

#417 of 3,078 Restaurants in Seattle
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4757 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4401
+1 206-522-6966
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Though by no means a vegan, chaco's is one of my favorite places in the udistrict. Everything I've had has been amazing (lentil burger, Egyptian red Lentil soup, artichoke and cashew cheese sandwich, banana chocolate chic bread are all to die for)! Perfect for dinner, long study session, or healthy snack:)

1 Thank Giovanna C
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I had to walk 45 minutes to get to this restaurant, but it was worth it. The Thai Peanut Bowl was delicious! My son had the lentil soup with rice and said it was excellent also. However, he was very disappointed with the London Fog. He said it tasted like water and had too much foam. We will definitely return.

Thank Teresa B
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Meal ok, dressing too strong for salad. In title mentioned Chaco not honoring $5 purchase gets you a complimentary hot apple cider with no stipulation except $5 purchase and did not honor their cards.

Thank NaksNaks
Vashon, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Just came for coffee and a snack but would definitely come back to try the food. Very friendly service. Order at the counter and they will bring your food to your table. You pay more for the organic, sustainable ingredients.

Thank Adam S
ChacoCanyonCafe, Public Relations Manager at Chaco Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review! More 

Adrian, Michigan
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2,118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 822 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Summary: This is a very good "hippie" cafe. The natural food that they offer is unconventional and quite appealing. The atmosphere is rather nice and the service is pleasant and friendly. The prices are not cheap but they are also not unreasonable. It is worth a try if you want a change of pace. Details: I was staying in the... More 

Thank Debbie K
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I have been many many times to Chaco Canyon. The food, the service can be good or a bit on the strange side, and the cost is very expensive. The used to have a drink on the menu call Mocha Madness. Now you have to special order it. Depending on who is waiting on you it will cost between $8-$12... More 

Thank Alec D
ChacoCanyonCafe, Public Relations Manager at Chaco Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Alec, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologize that your experience has been so inconsistent. The smoothie you referred to is not on our menu anymore therefore not in our Point of Sale system anymore. This maybe why you are getting a different price each time. Due to it not being on the menu anymore... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

You do pay extra for the all organic, locally/ethically sourced, gluten-free, etc. ingredients, but the helpings are generous and the food is tasty. Staff are friendly, though don't expect much in the way of table service - it's just not that kind of place. You order at the counter, they bring your food, and otherwise you're on your own.

Thank Steve P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant truly takes care of those with gluten allergies and even prepared the food in a separate kitchen. The lentil burger was great and the house salad dressing was very tasty!

Thank ATraveller063
ChacoCanyonCafe, Manager at Chaco Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

We know its hard to eat out when you have allergies. Happy to be a place where you could feel safe dining! Thanks for the nice review! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find this place!! The best housemade kombucha and delicious elderflower tea. The food was simple and absolutely perfect. Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank Simbahux
ChrisLovesKale, Owner at Chaco Canyon Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review! More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

My son and I were looking for a super healthy breakfast and decided to try out Chaco Canyon. Food was very good. Highly recommend, especially for vegans!

Thank misopiso88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4757 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone Number: +1 206-522-6966
Set in a warm Southwestern decor, our mission is to provide delicious organic sustenance for a wide variety of needs and individual tastes. We continually seek to set the standard on what it means to be a Sustainable Business. We make all business decisions with the goal of having people, the planet and profitability in balance. We never compromise on our mission, and our ultimate goal of being 100% sustainable. We wear our hearts on our sleeves and demonstrate this in the way we welcome and take care of customers and employees, donate to local and national causes that share our values, source our ingredients, and prepare every dish. We give people (and ourselves) goosebumps with what we show is possible with a cafe, and what a difference one place can make for the world and our community.


Established in 2003.

We started as a Raw Juice Bar just 1 block from our current location; we were loved by the community and fell in love ourselves. We started serving soups, grains, salads and the rest is history.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?