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Fonte Coffee Roaster Cafe

) #18 of 131 Coffee & Tea in Seattle #312 of 3,561 Places to Eat in Seattle €€ - €€€ American, Cafe, European
1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 888-783-6683
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
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1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I stopped in while touring downtown area. Great coffee! Did not try any of the food options but everything smelled and looked great! Would not be disappointed if you stopped in!

Thank Audra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tasty breakfast. The service was very friendly. We really enjoyed the Fantastic coffee. Cool little place.

Thank cherylflea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in here before a visit to the Art museum and glad I did. The coffee is superb and exceeds its many competitors, in my opinion. Great choice of pastries. It appeared they also had more substantial, lunch time kinds of offerings later in...More

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had the good fortune of having breakfast twice at Fonte Cafe on 1st. It's a nice warm but modern space, with great music playing, delicious food and coffee, and a lovely and welcoming staff! A nice selection of gourmet pastries and a well rounded...More

Thank Travelingparents2
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lots of seating, good atmosphere and great food for a café. MUCH better than Starbucks! No pre-packaged, mass-produced snacks here!

Thank jjhrtraveler
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Delish. Coffee, tea and omelets. Get their house favorite. Next to the Four Seasons Hotel and across from SAM (Seattle Art Museum). It's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The cafe is nice and cozy, the staff very friendly. I had a cappuccino and the yummy croque-monsieur which was served in a small cast iron skillet with a small salad on the side. A wonderful place, I will visit again.

Thank AKLish
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and we're not disappointed. The coffee was excellent, device top notch and good was great. I had salmon eggs Benedict and the teens had the croque monsieur. It was all super tasty. One teen said the salad was the best...More

Thank Talljoy
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We saw Fonte Cafe as we exited SAM. The venue was very inviting. We did not eat here but we found the Coffees and the Chai Lattes very disappointing. There was not very much milk in our lattes and the Chai lattes which our teenage...More

1  Thank Ian G
Management response:Responded 1 December 2016

Ian, We're sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. We take pride in providing impeccable service and products to our customers. To reference the products you tasted, we use two shots as the base of all sizes of our espresso drinks, which will create variances...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

After a stop at a well known bar just a block south (I won't mention the name V), we stopped in for a quick cup of coffee and ended up staying an hour. Excellent coffee selections, they even have the ability to mix in some...More

Thank SouthEndMCgang
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
    (Union and 1st)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 888-783-6683
  • E-mail
After 20 years of roasting premium coffee from its headquarters in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, Fonté Coffee Roaster opened its first café in downtown Seattle in August 2009.

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Seattle across from the Seattle Art Museum, Fonté Café is a European-inspired bistro serving specialty coffee, brunch or lunch café fare, and house-baked pastries and grab-and-go items. The coffee bar features varieties from Fonté's Special Selection Series, roasted at its own facility in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.
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