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Fonte Cafe Seattle

#157 of 3,080 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002 (Union and 1st)
+1 888-783-6683
07:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Fort Worth, Texas
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 he'd ever had. Wow!!

Thank Talljoy
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 kids had were made with too much water and too spicy. My wife an I... More 

1 Thank Ian G
Management response:

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 in the milk to espresso ratio (more milk in bigger sizes, less in smaller). Our... More 

Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 select sprits...great snack plates, sandwiches and other goodies to choose. I, for one am done... More 

Thank SouthEndMCgang
Orem, Utah, United States
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! This place is killer! We came here for breakfast and left very impressed. Located off 1st this coffe shop/restaurant is quaint and comfortable. One half of the shop is for to-go coffee drinkers with bar tables and the other half is for people who want to sit and eat. Their menu is very big for breakfast or lunch but... More 

Thank disneyland1955
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I went on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. The coffee was excellent, the ambiance was relaxed but sharp in appearance - welcoming to professionals working in the urban downtown. I had a mocha with chili and black pepper - superb! Would definitely recommend.

Thank Duchifat91
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Waitress (Ocea) was super friendly and made great food recommendations. Food was excellent and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Brian K
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We found this place by accident but the service and food were great and the coffee was excellant. Its a pity we found it on our last day or we would have gone back there again. I can highly recommend Fonte Cafe for breky n coffee.

Thank David S
North Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I was in seattle for only one night in a business trip and a friend of mine recommended Fonte Cafe and decided to pay it a visit. Everything was perfect, the breakfast was rich ad delicious and the coffee was one of the best I have ever drunk. The location was very good not far away from the Hotel I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
American, Cafe, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 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
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Seattle across from the Seattle Art Museum, Fonté Café is a European bistro serving local, seasonal fare in a chic environment. The comprehensive menu boasts a variety of quality offerings for any time of day-whether it be a lingering brunch indulgence, a quick business lunch, or intimate happy hour for two. Enjoy freshly sliced charcuterie, breakfast hash, a traditional Nicoise salad, or a cappuccino with a house-baked scone. The coffee bar features varieties from Fonté's Special Selection Series, roasted at its own facility in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood by master roaster Steve Smith.

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