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Cafe Soleil

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1400 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3334
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This Madrona hideaway maintains a warm and welcoming atmosphere with adventuresome and bold cuisine. Cafe Soleil is a delightful Ethiopian cafe that boasts a wide variety of rich offerings, from lamb to shrimp, to veggies. Excellent service pairs well with fresh, homespun vegetable-based w'et. The injera was warm and perfect for dripping. The portions were on the smaller side for... More 

1 Thank Taste_hunter
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to eat Ethiopian food and it was a very good experience!! The cafe was small and personable, with lots of windows and natural light coming in. The waiter friendly and efficient, food delicious and the owner/chef even came out and chatted with guests!! Really a good first time experience!

Thank Jeanne W
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Warm and inviting. Low-key spot with great coffee and a fantastic, fresh breakfast menu. Makes me wish I lived in Seattle!

Thank Nativa505
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is our family's favorite restaurant in Madrona. We hold the opinion that the place is shockingly under appreciated. Folks walk past, perhaps heading for more familiar options. What a mistake! The weekend breakfast is straightforward, delicious, and exceptionally well-priced. But it's the dinners that make us swoon. One side of the menu offers the best Ethiopian food we've had... More 

1 Thank Seayah
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food here is eclectic: sometimes Ethiopian, sometimes, Italian, and sometimes American-styled breakfast. Lovely, bistro atmosphere, excellent service, really welcoming staff. You are treated like family here and the breakfasts taste like excellent home-cooking.

Thank Gail W
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My partner has brought me to Café Soleil twice now and we absolutely love this place. The staff is always exceptionally friendly and hospitable, the food is always great and they have some fun 'specials' that change often. I've not yet been for dinner, but we are looking forward to it so that we can experience the Ethiopian cuisine that... More 

Thank Matthew F
Port Townsend, Washington
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I have been going to this lovely spot mostly for breakfasts for many years and have never been disappointed, only delighted and well fed! The reception is always warm, but casual and the fare is not adventurous, but solid and always delicious. Even on rainy dark days, the huge window bring a soft light to flood the... More 

Thank OscarLind
Seattle, Washington
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134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

this is a place that my husband and I stop in each time we come to visit Seattle. located in Madrona, on a street filled with neighborhood restaurants and stores, the street offers a breathtaking view of trees and flower filled bushes. I am in love with the menu offering brunch! Reasonable and great customer service

1 Thank blake0821
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239 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

It's beyond me why this restaurant is rated so low. If I could figure out how to rate this at 3.5 stars I would. Go for the Ethiopian food, which is delicious. She offers salmon, which is a bit unusual and the service is gracious.

Thank paoseattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2008

Great Ethiopian.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3334
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-325-1126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?