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3527 Chelan Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1025
206-932-7383
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice solid cafe

Always nice. Food is large portion and tasty but not gourmet. My hubby and I often go for breakfast while our teens sleep in and catch up on our news. Locals rely on the nice service and usually it has empty seats quickly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
summerfunteacher
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little hole in the wall is a working man's place with good food & plenty of it. The service is excellent & the food is pretty darn good. It's proximity to the docks can attract a maritime lunch crowd that accounts for the nautical displays & pictures in this unpretentious little gem in West Seattle.

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seattle
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always nice. Food is large portion and tasty but not gourmet. My hubby and I often go for breakfast while our teens sleep in and catch up on our news. Locals rely on the nice service and usually it has empty seats quickly.

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Thank summerfunteacher
East Wenatchee, Washington
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The place was hopping on a Saturday morning. Both parking lots were full, but someone was leaving, so we got a spot. We met another couple there. Service was fast in getting our coffee and teas. Coffee was so-so! Plentiful, but nothing to write home about! The food was delivered on a reasonable amount of time. Good eats! When we... More 

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SpokaneWA
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178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We were there on a very busy Saturday, The food came very fast, the waitress were on a dead run, staff was very friendly, home style cooking at its best. hard to fine without GPS but locals were all there. We will return... Yummy

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Thank spokanejan
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

First time to Chelan Cafe. Nice, clean, diner atmosphere and pretty busy for 7am. Service was very good. Chicken Fried Steak was good but not special. Eggs are fluffy and light - good size portions. Cinnamon roll a bit dry, as was the biscuit, and hash browns only lightly browned. Overall a nice diner - food was good but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very good food. A lot of food for your money. Very good wait staff, very friendly. Home style cooking at its best. Needs more parking.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

we were driving in to downtown from the airport, and got on the wrong side of the harbor, rounding a curve, we spy this diner called "chelan cafe". being hungry, we decided to stop and eat. we knew right away it was a good spot, because the parking lot was full. we had to wait for a guest to leave... More 

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Thank rusty p
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This just seems to be one of those solid, reliable places that attracts the locals and keeps them coming back. We came here for breakfast three times, and it never failed us. The food was tasty and hot - I particularly enjoyed the French toast - and brought quickly by friendly wait staff. The walls are adorned with interesting photos... More 

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Thank JewelwingJane
oregon
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My hubby and I were on our way to Alki Beach for the day when we saw this little gem under the bridge. We noticed a few patrons that were 50-70 and thought we'd try out the cafe since most people that age typically don't change up a good place for breakfast. We were correct! We were seating right away.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on Sunday morning. The service was slow, the food good. Suggestion, if you're slow get the coffee out quickly. We waited about 30 minutes for breakfast. Read this as (get the coffee out fast) and hungry patrons will overlook the backed up kitchen. Other than that the food and value was good. Full disclosure, I travel weekly so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3527 Chelan Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1025
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-932-7383

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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