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Cafe Solstice

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4116 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6214
+1 206-675-0850
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06:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
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Seattle, Washington
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667 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the land of great coffee shops, this one stands out. Not super fancy inside - its right near the college - it carries a fun ambience with great baked goods and really good coffee. Great service and a large area allowing a lot of tables and some patio tables with a strong wifi signal. Tip: Go off peak hours... More 

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Thank TXMARTINS
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee is OK. The pastries are good. The sandwiches are so-so. There are not good choices for breakfast food on the Ave.

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Thank Didi33133
Seattle, WA
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467 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious coffee as well as a full menu of cafe foods. The breakfast burrito was great. Reasonable prices. The staff is friendly and the food was delivered quickly. Inside seating for 30 or so. Nice coffee cafe vibe. I'm stopping here again!

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Thank Marco W
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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310 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I would study here a lot due to the cool atmosphere and good coffee, and people were good about leaving others alone. The staff were friendly and competent. Their food was alright, but if you're looking for a good meal, go to one of the many good restaurants in the area.

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Thank dustythoughts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

If you've only got time to check out one cafe or coffee shop in the university district, make it Solstice. The coffee, from lighthouse roasters, holds its own. The workers have good training. The steamed milk always has a great texture and the latte art appreciated. The food is excellent, tuna on rye is perfect after a long night of... More 

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Thank Kyle M
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Went here a few times while visiting my cousins and everything I tried was great. For breakfast tried the yogurt n granola which was fresh n delicious. Another day tried the American crossandwich and the bacon was fried to perfection n crossaint was flaky, just tasty! Lunch tried the bacon n turkey w side of quinoa salad. Oh can't forget... More 

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Thank MarissaC79
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Cafe Solstice is a cute coffee shop which welcomes guest to plop down and plug in their laptops while sipping coffee. They also serve alcohol so you can opt for a mimosa instead of java to start your day. The food options, while appealing on paper, are flavorless and uninspired upon delivery. We ordered the biscuits and (mushroom) gravy which... More 

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Thank Trevor M
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Had no problems at Cafe Solstice for lunch, food was good and liked the free wifi. Lots of people hanging out and there was a little patio outside.

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Thank siantzi
Prosser, Washington
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91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Went in here to buy coffee and change a dirty diaper on my child. Neither bathroom had a changing table and when I commented that it would be a great addition the manager behind the counter rolled his eyes at me and said "Whatever, I hear you, now go somewhere else." I'll never come into this pseudo artist hippie hangout... More 

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New York City, New York
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455 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

I enjoyed the ambiance of this establishment! the coffee is great! It's great for people watching, as people from all walks of life come there. It can be a bit loud, especially in the evening.

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Thank Mark42139

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 11:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4116 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6214
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Bellevue
  • Neighbourhood: Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 206-675-0850

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