We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Valley Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Healthy, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
105 W 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3353
+1 509 925 3050
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 120: English reviews
Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Wonderful service and the best gaspacho I have ever had. Fresh, chunky and clearly not made from a can. So good. Thank you for a wonderful - lite meal

Thank BowEdison
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
213 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Had a good lunch here. I had a Reuben and partner had the beet salad. Food was tasty. Tried some local beer. Good as well. I liked that the Reuben meat was pan fried rather than poached from a pouch like many places but it was dry. Came with thousand island and horse radish on the side. This helped. Was... More 

Thank John G
Healdsburg, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Had a great meal and an awesome experience thanks to our waiter, Mickie! He was amazing!! There were 10 of us with various orders that he did not write down and everyone got what they ordered and properly cooked! We were very impressed! He was attentive, funny, accommodating and we look forward to returning. Did I mention the food was... More 

2 Thank Rand D
Ellensburg, Washington
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We have been here many times and always have had excellent food and good servie. Just a nice bistro style establishment.

Thank Randall T
Yakima, Washington
Level Contributor
26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I had the daily special, which was a seafood louie with pasta and a light oregano vinegarette. It was delicious. The salmon that topped the salad was great, the crab and shrimp in the salad was generous. My husband had a reuben sandwich on rye, which I tasted, and it too was delish. Grandson had fettucini alfredo with chicken, and... More 

Thank Donna F
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

All the food and beverages start to finish were perfect. From the meatball appetizer, to the crab salad, through the key lime desert, everything was freshly made from scratch, nicely presented, arrived just made via the excellent service. 2nd time we have dined here on rare Ellensburg visits and will absolutely return next time we are there.

Thank Tetburyman
healdsburg, CA
Level Contributor
105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I apologize if this sounds unkind, but I have just eaten there, with high expectations, and hence am in a bad mood. I have not been to E'burg in many years, and this visit reminds me why that is. I used to drive over 110 miles to Seattle from here just to dine at a good restaurant. On returning I... More 

Thank winewimp
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Been here a few times over the years and it has always been consistently good food. Service is pretty quick, efficient and nice. I had a braised beef of some kind last time, I was there, it was flavorful, tender and filling. A nice wine list to choose from.

Thank Chris T
Moses Lake, Washington
Level Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Funky little cafe with great food. From scratch food prepared by a chef with friendly, funky waitstaff. One of Ellensburg's little gems.

Thank Laura C
Ellensburg, Washington
Level Contributor
167 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

We were here again last night for Valentines Day. This isn't a casual dining establishment, though nobody cares what you wear in Ellensburg. One of the few times of the year when reservations are necessary. We arrived to friendly greetings and were seated at what I think of as the best booth in the house. Art Deco decor pervades the... More 

Thank Antoinette D

Travellers who viewed Valley Cafe also viewed


Been to Valley Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Healthy, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 W 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3353
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509 925 3050
The Valley Cafe is known as one of the best restaurants in Ellensburg! This business has been continuously operated since 1930 and still retains the original Art Deco decor from its 1938 remodel. This is a farm to fork restaurant using local ingredients for a more flavorful experience. The business also features a separate juice/coffee bar that serves sandwiches, soups and salads which is adjacent to the restaurant and located within the same building.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Valley Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?