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Cafe Presse
French Restaurant$$
Today 7:00 am – 2:00 am
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1117 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
1117 12th AvenueUSWashingtonSeattle98122
$$French Restaurant, Cafe
French Restaurant
Today 7:00 am – 2:00 am
Monday 7:00 am – 2:00 amTuesday 7:00 am – 2:00 amWednesday 7:00 am – 2:00 amThursday 7:00 am – 2:00 amFriday 7:00 am – 2:00 amSaturday 7:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 7:00 am – 2:00 am
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Popular, casual cafe supplying traditional French fare & soccer screenings until the wee hours.- Google
"A Croque Madam is the best hangover cure."
"French style cafe, but priced for students, as it is on the Seattle U campus."
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Joshua Lutz
3 months ago
Serious french fare with an authentic focus. Best breakfast? Croque Madame Best lunch? Croque Madame Best late night option? Croque Madame Order the croque madame.
brian valanzuolo
a year ago
Though I usually only eat at organic restaurants, I trusted this place only used the best of the best ingredients accessible to them. I had the sandwich en baguette with liver terrine- Absolutely rich with simplicity yet abundant in flavor. My boyfriend and I shared that along with the tourin blanchi (garlic soup)...It was the perfect combination. You really get the french cafe vibe in there, and the people working there were extremely kind. We ordered the plate of cookies to go, then stopped at Stumptown roasters next door for a coffee, which complimented the cookies very well. I haven't had cookies like those in a long time. If you want some culture in your day, or night (Open till 2am!!!)...I'd recommend this cafe. Easy to get to, parking available along the streets, and lovely atmosphere. :)
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Mike Brosché
a year ago
I really wanted this to be more then okay - but it was just tellement. The service really was lacking and I think perhaps this is what led to my mixed emotions on this. The meal wasn't memorable it was just okay. Maybe next time... C'est la vie
Trisa C
2 years ago
By the time all is said and done, $35 is the cost of the food/drink per person. I rated it "Good" for the overall rating. My husband got the axoa d' Espelette-ground veal and beef, and while it was fine, it was pretty salty and tasted totally like sloppy joes. I got the palourdes sautees aux e chalotes-the hama hama clams with chorizo-again pretty salty and by the time I took out the clam shells there was maybe a cup of the entree-it was kind of like a salty soup, and couldn't taste the clams much for the salty taste. We got a glass of white wine to share, which was fine, nothing special. For dessert we got the gateau au fromage blanc-the goats milk fromage blanc cake-it was dense and not super flavorful, but fine. Probably on the above items, I would rate as fair. The things I would definitely get again and would rate as very good to excellent were the gateau aux foies de volaille-the chicken liver terrine for an appetizer and the chocolate chaud was excellent for dessert. Those were definite winners. Each dish was pretty much a taste for two and with these things listed above that we ordered, as well as the complimentary bread, we didn't have any leftovers and were just satisfied, not stuffed. So if you go, plan on ordering not just the entree, but appetizers and desserts and maybe a glass of wine (and the wine glasses are fairly small) and then you will be just satisfied. The service was very good and the waitress was very sweet.
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Blair Edwards
4 months ago
One of my favorite go to spots for a yummy cocktail or the chicken liver terrine!
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Tyler Lund
a year ago
Good food, but a terrible service experience would make me second guess coming back here. The coffee and brunch food are great, and the outside patio, while a bit cramped, is great on a nice day. However, our food order was clearly lost and rather than appologizing, excuses were made even while people just sitting down were getting their food. I don't mind waiting, but lying about it is not ok. Still though, the food was good.
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Craig Scanlan
3 years ago
I love it. I could sit here and eat plates of meat and cheese with french bread while sipping cocktails and wine all day. With the hours they keep, it's not at all impossible to do that either. Great Euro Cup destination too.
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Cleopatra Cutler
3 years ago
Breakfast, dessert, and drinks are well-crafted gifts from France, at Presse. I confess I haven't been to France, but the flavors in the food are fresh and bright in an unfamiliar way that gives me the impression of authenticity. Plus, si vous parlez français, there is a French conversation table on Wednesday nights!