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Portage Bay Cafe

#73 of 3,077 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
+1 206-547-8230
07:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 14:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not a crazy healthy person but the food was good! Everything is organic so they have some strange combinations to keep it that way. I ordered oatmeal cobbler French toast and it was good! probably 8/10. I also got a salmon omelet that was 7/10. BUT the service was 11/10! Seriously amazing service, I was very impressed. Restaurant is... More 

Thank kadiehlers
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast Business meeting for six of us. Food selection was wide enough to accommodate everyone. Portions were good-sized without being over the top. No one raved about their food but no major complaints either. Wait staff forgot orders, didn't refill water, and two orders were wrong. This was odd as it wasn't exceptionally busy. Very casual environment with concrete floors... More 

Thank R C
San Juan Islands, Washington
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320 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to my wife's hospitalization at nearby UWMC, I ate breakfast here five times in 7 days. The food is absolutely delicious with tons of stuff to put on delicious pancakes and gobs of scrambled egg dishes with great pepper bacon. But when tasted the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon the second time, every day since I have had it... More 

Thank MikeandSarah
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and the food is amazing! The pork belly Benedict is crazy good. Don't go here on the weekend without a reservation though! We waited an hour and a half and didn't get in without a reservation. It would have been nice if the front end staff didn't lead us on to think it was... More 

Thank Chase N
Omaha, Nebraska
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to choose from! Should I get breakfast or lunch. So hard to choose, but ended up with a giant salad. It was very good. The pancake and fruit bar looked good also.

Thank eyee5
San Ramon, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always have breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe when I'm in Seattle visiting my son who attends UW. Everything they serve is delicious! They take reservations now which is a plus since it's always very crowded on the weekends.

Thank LeiLani777999
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fruit bar with toppings is fantastic! The portions served are huge. I ordered pancakes and they were some of the best I have eaten ...It gets super crowded on the weekends, be prepared to wait, but the place is much larger inside then expected.

Thank Anne-Marie W
Anacortes, Washington
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hoping would be way better.... The sausage and bacon were the best, since they were organic and local. This place is pretty much known for the Breakfast Bar. They serve potatoes with pretty much everyone on the breakfast menu and those are pretty gross and the organic, homemade bread was too thick. Bathroom was dirty and there was a lipstick... More 

Thank Amber M
Olympia, Washington
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter loves this cafe so we were eager to try it after staying at a local motel in the University District. Checked their online menu but discovered my choice was not available that morning. My first disappointment. The online and actual menus bore only a passing resemblance. I ordered the egg and bacon breakfast sandwich on hand-crafted potato bread.... More 

Thank bunning
Seattle, Washington
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

No hesitation whatsoever in recommending the Portage Bay Cafe. This place is always jumpin' busy but the wait usually doesn't take too long and there's such an interesting mix of customers that the people-watching helps pass the time. Love the focus on fresh/natural/organic, local producers. Portions are generous. Excellent service. A great place to bring visitors to the area to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-547-8230
Portage Bay Cafe is a Seattle restaurant serving 100% breakfast, brunch and lunch 7 days a week. Eat like you give a damn! is our motto. Locally sourced, organic food items. We offer catering options including private dining, corporate events, private parties, weddings and box lunches.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?