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Historic Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House

#481 of 3,550 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
International District
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605 1/2 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104-2717
+1 206-223-9242
09:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I am a local and this my favorite places to visit, I am there about three times a week. It is a 1910 Historical Landmark, the Coffee/Tea House has tremendous character, original hardwood floors, only surviving Japanese Bathhouse in the country out of hundreds! The novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet was the about this Hotel. The... More 

Thank Earl07
Bellevue, Washington
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I always take my out of town guests here. It's an one of a kind place. You can get a feel how Chinatown was likes years ago. Time stops here.

Thank nlance2016
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289 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Very unique coffee house. I had Latte Soya (16oz) for 4.6, it is consider cheap compare to other coffee joints. The coffee house was quiet as not many customers were there. I appreciate the service I received from the barista and the quiet atmosphere I got. I got the entire place for myself for a while; before a group of... More 

Thank Enhan
Chicago, Illinois
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177 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We received a warm welcome from the woman working, who suggested types of teas and the best treats for us. She made us flavored iced teas and offered to sweeten them for us. I had a delicious, moist and flavorful pineapple-coconut muffin and my husband enjoyed his apple pastry. We especially appreciated the display of items left behind when the... More 

Thank Mary P
Red Deer, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Check out my Panama hotel review. The Tea and Coffee house was fabulous. My daughter and I stayed upstairs.

Thank Wikster1
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I expected to be impressed by the stories kept alive by the careful and respectful hotel owner. Truly awesome to have a glimpse into this era. But I also found the Tea Room a very chill place with great tea. The service was impeccable and the barista even offered to take pics of our group for us. He also had... More 

Thank jazzerusjones
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Ask them how the knife marks got in the floor. This place has wifi and is an incredible place to relax and enjoy a great meal You will love this place and want to return again and again.

Thank Mark N
Santa Cruz, California
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211 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We found this AWESOME tea/coffee house when we visited Seattle for the Chinese New Years Festival. What an amazing place. Relaxed, Great food and Coffee Historic Japanese Seattle Art AND!! Amazing LIVE music on a Saturday afternoon. Be sure to login to their website for their monthly schedule of events. You'll be glad you did!! And YES!! Stop in ANYTIME!!... More 

Thank Libi K
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299 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I don't know how well publicized this place is, but if you are interested in the history this is a place to see. And the tea was very good. This hotel had been owned by a Japanese family before WWII. At the time of the internment, neighbors left their belongings in the basement. Some of these along with historic photos... More 

Thank annettefromm
Miami Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

A great little spot in the International District for a tea, coffee, or maybe even a spiked coffee! My wife and I like to stop by and have a latte with a little rum and Bailey's Irish Creme. It's a historic building and the atmosphere is very calm and relaxing.

Thank zipzilla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 1/2 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104-2717
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > International District
  • Neighbourhood: International District
  • Phone Number: +1 206-223-9242
  • This restaurant is at Panama Hotel

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