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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#115 of 3,031 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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391 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-5222
206 462 6400
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Visalia, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Be sure and come hungry. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The Oatmeal serving was perfect when shared with another person. I had Swedish Pancakes and was able to go to their "fruit bar" to add blueberries, strawberries, whipped cream, and nuts to them. The Bar was included with some entries. Great atmosphere and good service.... More 

Thank Betsygc
Vilnius, Lithuania
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132 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe is quite large at this location, it might get busy at peak hours but generally there's always a few tables that are available. The menu is perfect for breakfasts: from pancakes to omelettes, using seasonal organic produce that comes from local farms. Kids will love the breakfast table which is basically a table with tons of toppings you... More 

Thank Sergei K
Apple Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing. Both my daughter and I have Celiac, so gluten free is a must. I checked out many local restaurants before our trip, so we could find safe eating establishments. I put this on our itinerary. The cool thing was I was able to get a reservation online, and also confirm it with the cool little feature... More 

Thank MomDot2
Salem, Oregon
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast here, both ordered Phil's breakfast. The potatoes were overcooked, hard and difficult to eat, the eggs were over done and the coffee/tea was not hot. I would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank Maureen C
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three friends and I arrived at 930am on Saturday for breakfast. We stood at the host desk waiting for someone to greet us while two employees had a conversation with each other. Eventually a host arrived and we finally were greeted. The restaurant was extremely full. I mean, it was so packed that we had to weave between chairs and... More 

Thank Dusty H
Warren, Vermont
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, outdoor seating with heater, great selection, cool atmosphere, folks of all ages. 10 am on Friday and no wait for a table. Fresh ingredients, large portions and delicious coffee. The fresh fruit buffet made a real treat over my french toast which was already sensational!

Thank kfgf411
DeWitt, Michigan
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast / lunch only. Produce and meat locally sourced and organic. Gluten-free available. Food was excellent and plentiful as was coffee. Always busy; we waited 30 min. For seating, but worth it. Service great and friendly. Four locations in seattle.

Thank fullmer66
Springfield, Oregon
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. With all of the fresh ingredients everything tastes fantastic. They also have a griddle bar that is stocked with fresh whipped cream and fruit, nuts and syrup that ou can put on anything you order from the griddle menu. I had the marionberry French toast and it was out of this world. And let's not forget... More 

Thank Shannon S
Baton Rouge, LA
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227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We got there mid-morning and still had a wait to be seated. However, we were 7 in our group! Good coffee, good service, and a very creative menu! Pam and our nephew had regular breakfast fare but I was adventurous! Maybe that's a bit of an overstatement. I had carne asada pork eggs Benedict. I don't know if that is... More 

Thank MGKelly
Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Our hotel front desk recommended this restaurant, not once, but twice. We were a little skeptical because of that, but tried it anyway and loved it! The restaurant is huge, so the wait wasn't too bad. They have a french toast and pancake topping bar with gorgeous fresh fruit, nuts, berries, cream, etc. The menu options were unique. Everyone loved... More 

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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
$10 - $15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-5222
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206 462 6400
Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a primary focus on clean, organic, fresh and 100% locally sourced food items from around the Pacific Northwest. We serve breakfast and brunch 7 days a week, as well as lunch 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of catering options as well - private dining, private parties, wedding, box lunches and various other catering options. We have three locations in Seattle - Roosevelt, Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Ballard.

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