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Cafe Presse

1117 12th Ave. (E. Madison St.) Send to Phone
206-709-7674 | Order Now! | Menu
From espresso at sun up to vino at dusk, this is a bistro for all hours.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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Cafe Presse, Seattle, WA

Cafe Presse Restaurant Review

: Cafe Presse’s espresso machine and its bar full of French apéritifs hint at its versatility. Whether you want to enjoy an international newspaper or celebrate with a friend, this spot offers genuine Parisian style and a lively atmosphere. Owners Joanne Herron and Jim Drohman are also the visionaries behind Seattle's Le Pichet. This Capitol Hill spot complements that venue, offering a menu of well-prepared café classics. Breakfast includes robust Caffé Vita coffee and an ever-changing array of house-made pastries. Soccer fans come early and stake out seats in the bar to watch games on a wide-screen TV. However, the back room beckons those seeking quiet conversation over a toasty croque madame or a terrine of chicken liver mousse. Moist roast chicken is well worth the 30-minute wait; a baguette with bittersweet chocolate will tide you over. Accompany your meal with a cocktail or a glass of well-chosen, affordable French wine.


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