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Sound View Cafe

#220 of 3,042 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1501 Pike Pl Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101
+1 206-623-5700
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Epping, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here about 9am on a Friday morning, and found this place almost empty, so had our pick of tables. It's not immediately obvious how to place your order (order & pay at the till, they'll bring it over). The view was decent, but not amazing, though that might have something to do with the fact it was morning... More 

Thank Alexander W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Pike Place early before the crowds hit and were looking for somewhere to eat a hardy breakfast when we came across Sound View Cafe. It turned out to be a great choice with all three couples. Everyone was well pleased with their meal and the endless cups of delicious coffee while enjoying the great views. Prices were... More 

1 Thank bhigh
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

On our first day in Seattle, we chanced upon this cafe as we wanted to have late lunch where there was a great view. The place did not disappoint. We enjoyed our seafood sampler with beer.

1 Thank Marielle G
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We were in Seattle and had seen this spot when walking through Pike Place Market the day before and decided to give it a try. It was terribly crowded. My husband waited in line to order so I went looking for a table by the window. There were a couple leaving and I went to get it when a lady,... More 

1 Thank Nancy V
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Given the hustle and bustle of Pike Place market, this is a good relatively quiet alternative to have a good view of the 'sound', aka Seattle harbour while taking clam chowder soup away from the alley crowd. Its service, though cafeteria style, is quite efficient with food brought to your table. Try to grab a window table.

Thank yyzvoyageur
Lancashire England
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496 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The view is lovely of the bay, we went in the evening when the light was good. We opted for a shrimp starter the shrimps were very tasty. Being non meat eaters we were pleased to see crab burger and veggie burger on the menu. We had crab burgers, they were very tasty but the flavour of the crab didn't... More 

Thank simply-peregrinating
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642 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We wandered down from our hotel to this cafe for breakfast (we were not keen on overpriced hotel breakfasts). Very good food, very good value for money.

Thank GerMar60
Chorley, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Decide to call in here whilst at the Pike Market and wished we hadnt , we had breakfast , but the service was very slow and when our food arrived the order was wrong, even down to the tea i had ordered they brought out Earl Grey tea instead of breakfast tea and when i asked the server to to... More 

1 Thank cnomis
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I went here a few days in a row as it was a very relaxed place despite how busy it got. I had the clam chowder which was so tasty and it was a great portion for lunch time! I also had the mushroom scramble for brunch which was also tasty. The staff were very friendly and worked well together.... More 

Thank Rachel M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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146 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We just happened upon this restaurant during a visit to Pike Place. After going from one end of the market to the other, we decided to return and dine here. It has great views of Elliot Bay and you can enjoy the view even from the inner tables (the tables not directly by the windows). I had a bowl of... More 

Thank bayou babe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Pike Pl Suite 501, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-623-5700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?