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Cafe Presse

1117 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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(206) 709-7674


  • Sunday: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Monday: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Friday: 7:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 2:00 am

Cuisine: Bars, Cafes, Coffee and Tea, French Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 133 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Cafe Presse Reviews

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  • Kaitlin F.Croque Madame is perfect. Soft brioche, lots of ham, and a perfect fried egg on top. Also loved my Mystic kombucha with pear, lavender, and elderflower.

    55555 by Kaitlin F.

  • Jen A.The roast chicken is worth the hour wait

    55555 by Jen A.

  • Lindsay BGet the gateau aux peches. Absolutely amazing. Chocolat chaud is pretty awesome as well.

    55555 by Lindsay B

  • Micaela RThe food is good but the staff has been borderline rude both times I've been here.

    33333 by Micaela R

  • Jeff S.Tea and fries 🍟

    55555 by Jeff S.

  • Drew M.Cute little restaurant with classic French cuisine. Drinks are sub-par though and beer selection is disappointing.

    55555 by Drew M.

  • Ugur K.Love the place, love the food. Coffee is great. Olives are delicious. Try croc madame.

    55555 by Ugur K.

  • Luke B.The pain et beurre always has the best confiture! Great coffee, and quiet enough to have a conversation. Some plates (e.g., pomme frites) tend to be a little salty for my taste.

    55555 by Luke B.

  • Jacquie R.They play live European soccer matches! Schedule is on the board inside. Croque Madame and classic omelet are both solid choices.

    55555 by Jacquie R.

  • Kathleen M.Go during the day, sit outside, and have a glass of rose with a croque madame.

    55555 by Kathleen M.

  • Alyena SChocolate cake with pistachio cream is unbelievable!!!

    55555 by Alyena S

  • David mThe perfect, all day, unpretentious cafe for just about every occasion.

    55555 by David m

  • Judy JCapitol Hill. Bistro, wine, french food.

    55555 by Judy J

  • Maria JThe drinks and espresso are excellent. The whole roasted chicken is definitely worth the wait. I dare you to not consume the bread they provide (yummy)!

    55555 by Maria J

  • Vincent M.The raclette is really good but it would be better to have more cheese and a real raclette machine. The charcuterie is delicious

    55555 by Vincent M.

  • Suzanne P.Great lentil soup. Really enjoyed the boiled eggs and ham too.

    55555 by Suzanne P.

  • Ben MSaw a partially balding man in his early 30s sitting outside and furiously playing...

    22222 by Ben M

  • Katie JThe croque Madame and coffee

    55555 by Katie J

  • Eppy T.Service is awkward, lends to the French allure.

    55555 by Eppy T.

  • Thomas C.My favorite place to eat in Seattle. Fantastic and authentic French cafe food, reasonably priced and no pretension whatsoever

    55555 by Thomas C.

  • Sabina PittsVery good food, the soup is divine and the staff are all attractive so it's a lovely sight.

    55555 by Sabina Pitts

  • Christine WuThe best Croque Madame and Monsieur I've ever had, plus great service and relaxing ambiance.

    55555 by Christine Wu

  • Logan CBest late night place for weekdays. Order a croque Madame and a latte.

    55555 by Logan C

  • Maria JGreat late night joint. Super relaxed yet fun and the food is delicious. Two happy hours! Staff seem very knowledgeable.

    55555 by Maria J

  • Marion D.Get the tartare....but honestly, everything's good there.

    55555 by Marion D.

  • Judy JCaptiol Hill.

    22222 by Judy J

  • Lindsay LFantastic croque madame!!!!! And one of the most modestly priced croques in the city! ❀

    55555 by Lindsay L

  • Mickey Marat PComfortable, good music and atmosphere

    55555 by Mickey Marat P

  • Charles K.Croque Madame and the charcuterie are two of my favorites at this location. The dishes are authentic French. Many other great dishes here. The cocktail program is pretty solid as well.

    55555 by Charles K.

  • Allison Y.Love this cute little French spot! Croque Madame was fantastic but heavy. Also HIGHLY recommend the pork rillete! Amazing flavors with a nice layer of lard and only $6!

    55555 by Allison Y.

  • Fiona ChenCroque Madame and hot cholocate!!!

    55555 by Fiona Chen

  • Laurentia H.Sardine in baguette... My favourite sandwich. Get their Croque Madame, too!

    55555 by Laurentia H.

  • Jane JHad the Croque-madame and pain au chocolat... Affordable and absolutely scrumptious. Cafe Presse is always a good go-to.

    55555 by Jane J

  • S. ZornQuite popular, try to avoid the crowds. Great frittes, wine, and pate. Great for a date night.

    55555 by S. Zorn

  • MichelleCroque Madame will do you well.

    55555 by Michelle

  • Jon JacobsonSteak frites!

    55555 by Jon Jacobson

  • StefanOne of my favorite places in Seattle. Authentic, French, can't beat the atmosphere. Try any of their dishes, ask for a glass of wine and you won't be disappointed.

    55555 by Stefan

  • Emily ChenThe Croque Monsieur and baked eggs are two of my favorite breakfast dishes in the city.

    55555 by Emily Chen

  • Lidia Caro LealPetit breskfast = big love

    55555 by Lidia Caro Leal

  • keri d.authentic French brunch, cant go wrong with anything, especially love the crocque madame. will definitely go back for dinner.

    55555 by keri d.

  • Chris W.Croque Madame was eggcelent!

    55555 by Chris W.

  • Daniel KI want to marry the Croque Madame

    55555 by Daniel K

  • Chefs FeedJennifer Shea, chef of Trophy Cupcakes, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Demi-poulet froid mayonnaise.

    55555 by Chefs Feed

  • Celeste T.Hard to go wrong here. I like the St. Germaine Royale, the salads, oeufs mayonnaise, baguette...

    55555 by Celeste T.

  • feistyfeasterGreat for weekend brunch. Get there early and grab a spot at the bar.

    55555 by feistyfeaster

  • Paul KThe French onion soup is excellent!!

    55555 by Paul K

  • Tyler ButlerCroque Madame... Astoundingly good.

    55555 by Tyler Butler

  • Nancy LeBest french restaurant on cap hill. Highly suggest the cold chicken

    55555 by Nancy Le

  • Lillian Y.Spacious with attentive staff. From coffee to pastry (chocolate croissant) to Croque Madame, food is good.

    55555 by Lillian Y.

  • Lolee J.Awesome place!! Love the food and the drinks!!!

    55555 by Lolee J.

  • Daniel EMind blowing chicken liver pate - do not miss!

    55555 by Daniel E

  • DJ C.Wanted to go to Stumptown next door but it was closed so I tried to get coffee here. It was not very good. Go somewhere else for coffee.

    33333 by DJ C.

  • Terry-Jo L.So fearful food. Amazingly attentive waitstaff. Dessert was impressive as well. We had a great time

    55555 by Terry-Jo L.

  • BĂ©nĂ©dicte MBest French restaurant in Seattle and they organize French conversation table every other Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6pm.

    55555 by Bénédicte M

  • Tim CrookGreat French cafe. Good selection of alcohol and food, too.

    55555 by Tim Crook

  • Nathan L.I just cannot resist the siren call of the French fries here

    55555 by Nathan L.

  • jeremy b.Coffee cake. Mhhmmmm.

    55555 by jeremy b.

  • Krystn F.Sardine sandwich is the best!

    55555 by Krystn F.

  • Francesca N.Great Croque Madame and Messieurs, very good cheeses and ice creams

    55555 by Francesca N.

  • Mikah S.Try the omelette.

    55555 by Mikah S.

  • Matt S.Croque madame was delish

    55555 by Matt S.

  • Felix P.In case you think a Croque Madame is only for girls you'd be wrong.

    55555 by Felix P.

  • Shawn K.This place sucks. Service crude and food made hours before ordered. Skip it unless drunk and patient.

    22222 by Shawn K.

  • Mingfei Y.Nice brunch spot. They have big space in the back so the waiting wont be long. Very French restaurant. Good food.

    55555 by Mingfei Y.

  • Jeff F.Oeufs plats, pomme-frites for the win.

    55555 by Jeff F.

  • alexander s.Food is excellent and portion sizes are perfect. The bread is fresh and amazing. soccer on tv is an added bonus and a very warm atmosphere.

    55555 by alexander s.

  • Sean T.The steak tartare is the best in the city. Period. When it's not on the menu in winter months, the onion soup is fabulous.

    55555 by Sean T.

  • Alan H.I cannot recommend the pirate slave even with such a cool name.

    55555 by Alan H.

  • Nann B.Atmosphere is unique. Food is always excellent

    55555 by Nann B.

  • Steven D.Amazing food, alright service.

    55555 by Steven D.

  • Ingo P.The back room is so relaxing. It's the perfect place to have dinner with a group of friends and share many bottles of wine.

    55555 by Ingo P.

  • Marilyn W.Absolutely amazing food here. The bread is delicious and the breakfast is supreme.

    55555 by Marilyn W.

  • Andre B.Hipster heaven!

    55555 by Andre B.

  • Russell A.Anything with "Croque" in the name secures a mouth-gasim.

    33333 by Russell A.

  • Vicki L.the champagne cocktails are lovely.

    55555 by Vicki L.

  • Kelly A.Very pet friendly for outdoor seating. We love to take our puppy with us while we enjoy a latte and watch people go by.

    55555 by Kelly A.

  • Bebe B.Cheap apps and they serve caipirinhas!

    55555 by Bebe B.

  • Adam D.Order everything, but order anything with a rhubarb compote twice.

    55555 by Adam D.

  • Tu N.champaign cocktail

    55555 by Tu N.

  • Liliana H.Found pain au chocolat as Yawn. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com

    55555 by Liliana H.

  • Nikhil H.Found pain au chocolat as Yawn. Try it and dish on it at http://dishonit.com

    55555 by Nikhil H.

  • chris e.The croque Madame is incredible. I get it with out ham.

    55555 by chris e.

  • Chris M.The charcuterie plate was wonderful...that yellowtail cocktail just burnt a hole in my soul...great place

    33333 by Chris M.

  • Trophy Cupcakes and PartyLovely and hip French bistro with great atmosphere & even better food. Try the Croque Madame, the brioche (if they aren't sold out) and the Cold Chicken with Mayo. Always easy, good and fun.

    55555 by Trophy Cupcakes and Party

  • Trophy Cupcakes a.The Croque Madame is one of the best in the city and the cold chicken with mayo and potato salad is simple and incredible.

    55555 by Trophy Cupcakes a.

  • Stephen B.Monkey steals the peach.

    55555 by Stephen B.

  • kimberley d.Delicious food until 2AM. Vegetarian and vegan options are more limited but do exist.

    55555 by kimberley d.

  • CourtneeThe food is sometimes worth the snooty attitude, but if you're wanting to be treated nicely too, your best bet is to sit in the back.

    33333 by Courtnee

  • Seattle MetSpend a cozy, wine-filled hour eating the whole roast chicken

    55555 by Seattle Met

  • Seattle MetIt's the most come-as-you-are French cafe in town, suffused with a casual dailiness that makes it dangerously easy to become a regular.

    55555 by Seattle Met

  • Shawn K.Croque Madame is awesome. The service sucks. I promised to not say anything on here except for food although service really is that bad.

    33333 by Shawn K.

  • Finn v.The chocolat chaud is heaven

    55555 by Finn v.

  • Christine V.Come in early & enjoy the Croque Madame. Also free bi-weekly French conversation table. Learn French the fun way

    55555 by Christine V.

  • My Tam N.Open 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. with breakfast, lunch and dinner served the majority of those open hours. Drool worthy are the croque madame, salade verte, French onion soup, sardine sandwich, steak frites.

    55555 by My Tam N.

  • Leo V.Croque-monsieur, toasty, cheesy, hammy goodness.

    55555 by Leo V.

  • Jonathan K.The coffee is awesome...all you can drink too!

    55555 by Jonathan K.

  • Buster B.A bottle of champagne with anything.

    55555 by Buster B.

  • Nancy W.I love their Chocolat Chaud

    55555 by Nancy W.

  • Ken H.Have a glass of Ricard Pastis - extremely civilised!

    55555 by Ken H.

  • Jee Eun P.Great french bakery in downtown. Nice place for the weekend brunch. Their butter is awesome.

    55555 by Jee Eun P.

  • Ari S.The Beet Salad is amazing, you have to try it!

    55555 by Ari S.

  • Francis D.Probably one of the best places on the hill for food that's open past Seattle's business bedtime.

    55555 by Francis D.

  • Natala M.Steak frites = yummy. Salad verte is perfect.

    55555 by Natala M.

  • Dana D.order the croque monsieur!

    55555 by Dana D.

  • Catherine C.Don't mess around with the oddly puny tall latte; go for the grande!

    33333 by Catherine C.

  • Eric T.If a track-jacketed fan of Le Football felt lost outside of Paris he or she may find comfort at Cafe Presse near Seattle U. This urban sports bar offers moules, frites, poulet, televised matches. Rah!

    55555 by Eric T.

  • Outhorn K.If you get the yogurt.... Get the homemade seasonal jam and mix it!!!

    55555 by Outhorn K.

  • Outhorn K.Simple, French, and an intimate breakfast date place. Try the Oeuf Plats, Jambon, fromage dish

    55555 by Outhorn K.

  • Cormac D.The yogurt with honey & walnuts is awesome - get it.

    55555 by Cormac D.

  • Stas G.Start with the chicken liver pate. The fish is always a good entree choice but everything else on the menu is delicious as well.

    55555 by Stas G.

  • Monika S.Doesn't get any better than a traditional croque monsieur (or madame) and some chilled piquepoul, at least not in my book. The lavender sorbet is divine too

    55555 by Monika S.

  • Greg H.Good food and coffee, not gluten free options though.

    55555 by Greg H.

  • Johnathan K.Heard about the Croquet Madame and just had to try it. O.M.G. It was so yummy and delicious. There are so many other things I will need to try on this menu!

    55555 by Johnathan K.

  • Brian L.Croque madame, delicious. Nice magazine selection too.

    55555 by Brian L.

  • Rhonda R.2) go there for lunch & try quail & pommes frites

    55555 by Rhonda R.

  • Seattle MetA haven of authentic cafĂ© society flourishes on Capitol Hill.

    55555 by Seattle Met

  • The Seattle TimesThe whole bird is a triumph of moist flesh and brittle skin. Roasted to order and split for two, it's well worth the hour wait.

    55555 by The Seattle Times

  • Christina R.Basically nothing for vegetarians or fish-only eaters here.

    33333 by Christina R.

  • Jerin S.Steak-frites here is absolutely amazing...

    55555 by Jerin S.

  • Kate C.The mushroom lentils are about to go off the menu!

    33333 by Kate C.

  • Shalimar G.Order the yogurt- it's light and refreshing!

    55555 by Shalimar G.

  • kimberly d.the french onion soup is so good, it's stupid. EAT IT!

    55555 by kimberly d.

  • AlexanderBangin'. Sweet atmospere, great food, accomodating staff- it's about time something happened south of union.

    55555 by Alexander

  • Stephanie TWhile I love the cappuccinos they make next door at Stumptown, the whole lure of a French restaurant is too much to resist. Go and eat the Croque Monsieur and get the fries AND kumquat salad.

    55555 by Stephanie T

  • David mHuitres! DĂ©licieuses.

    55555 by David m

  • Nathan M.The night bread doesn't have quite as hard of crust as the day bread.

    33333 by Nathan M.

  • Ronald Bdrink a Campari

    55555 by Ronald B

  • Mollie M.go to Cafe Presse and eat an awesome brunch!

    55555 by Mollie M.

  • Sean T.order the steak tartare, it is absolutely amazing. if you're considering the steak frites, walk over to Elysian instead.

    55555 by Sean T.

  • Greg G.order the Croque a la Justin - an extra egg on the side, then slap that bitch right in the middle and go to town. Delicious.

    55555 by Greg G.

  • Andy P.buy a bottle of Limoux

    33333 by Andy P.

  • kimberley d.Park bicycles in the car-shaped bike rack. Enjoy delicious food and carafes of wine. New favorite = yogurt w/honey & walnuts

    55555 by kimberley d.

  • max l.order pork pate largest in the city and fresh

    55555 by max l.

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