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Portage Bay Cafe

4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
+1 206-547-8230
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (69 reviews)
“french toast” (75 reviews)
“pancakes” (58 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
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Reviewed yesterday

Brunch here was amazing! Definitely recommend the Bananas Foster French Toast and a mimosa! It does get noisy inside with lots of overlapping conversations and dishes clanking, but not unbearable. Gets very crowded on weekends, so make reservations for sure!

Thank westley_evan256
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good farm fresh food in a busy UW district. Most of the tome there is s waiting line. The food is a n excellent quality and taste good. A bit on the pricy side for breakfast. The space it’s self is echoing- noisy for conversation....More

Thank SeattleLora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday morning for my birthday breakfast/ brunch . Shown to a table quickly , no problem that we were waiting for a member of our party. Had coffee whilst waiting . I ordered the banana foster french toast which included a trip...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday morning breakfast, fortunately we made an online reservation and avoided the line. If you do have to wait in line they provide coffee for those waiting. There is also an option for outdoor seating. Helpful and pleasant staff make this a go experience. Lot’s...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance : 9/10 Food: 10/10 Coffee: 9/10 Portage Bay is absolutely perfect for pretty Instagram pictures and the concept is wonderful a buffet of toppings breakfast style I enjoyed everything including the attentive but not overbearing service It is slightly loud when it's busy but...More

Thank CandiceM1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered a lot! Service was great, we made a reservation! Def need to! We got the eggs beni with smoked salmon (not your typical smoked salmon), french toast, breakfast burrito and breakfast sandwich. The fruit station is great! OJ is fresh! Our server was...More

Thank Kacey B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We must have come at the end of shift (trying to give benefit of doubt). Downright surly waitress that took us 4 attempts to get all of our beverages ordered. Food was blah. Expected the eggs over easy to be runny into the hash-instead I...More

Thank oclynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are hungry they will cure you. The portions are immense. And the food is really very good - the crab cake benedict is totally lush. It opens nice and early, a plus if you're awake from 3am (as I was) Also you've got...More

Thank notmickey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this place with my family the first time. I am a Pancakes lover so of course I got those. The waiter brought me two huge pancakes with maple syrup and if you get pancakes you can serve yourself with fruits you can...More

Thank Giorgyiyi
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Wow. This place was really busy on a Sunday morning for brunch. We had a reservation for a friends get together after church. We had to wait a while for our table, but not too long. It was pretty noisy. Not surprising in a space...More

Thank J.Robert C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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
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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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