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Capitol Hill

Café Presse

1117 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA, 98122, United States
TEL: (206) 709-7674

The owners of the much-loved Le Pichet café in the Pike Place Market opened this ultracool Capitol Hill offshoot in 2007. The dining room, with its soaring, beamed ceiling and antiquey blue-and-white wallpaper, draws an indie crowd—which clearly appreciates Presse’s delicious and affordable French comfort food. At lunch, you can grab a gooey croque monsieur, a plate of pommes frites, and a pint of Stella, and while away the afternoon reading a foreign newspaper or art mag from the huge media rack near the door. Or book a dinner table at the back of the house for a slightly more sophisticated meal: Penn Cove clams sautéed with chorizo, white wine, parsley, and roasted pepper broth, along with a glass of white from the well-edited wine list.


Tip: If the scene at Presse feels a little too self-consciously hip, Le Pichet (corner of 1st Avenue and Stewart Street, Belltown) has a similar menu and a more traditional bistro setting.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hot Spot
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Large Groups
  • No Reservations
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: French


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