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Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant & Catering

#125 of 3,095 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-462-6400
07:30 - 14:30
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New York
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here before for breakfast, twice, and both times it was five stars (before I started reviewing), in fact one of them was the best breakfast I think I've ever had. Lunch wasn't quite that good but that's a high standard. I had the Buddha bowl, which was a salad with gold lentils, lemon tahini dressing, seared tofu and... More 

Thank eburke1
Toronto, Canada
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181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

...everything else was average. My omelette was served with breakfast potatoes that were oily and lacking flavour and the honey wheat toast as just average. There was Irish soda bread, which is normally delicious - what i received was a tasteless / stale tea biscuit. The french toast was basically bread covered in artificial syrup...don't even bother with the toppings... More 

Thank Fernando7676
Vancouver, Washington
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I have been here a few times. We have never left disappointed. This place is great. I fully recommend the crab omelette, and the buckwheat pancakes. Even better is that they have a ton of gluten free options. My wife who has celiac's disease and is extremely allergic, loves this place, and has never had an issue.... More 

Thank Rob O
Seattle, Washington
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200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The food just seemed to be OK. Ordered a Cuban, it was just OK. Tasted just OK and at $14.50 it ought to be really good. However, the staff is friendly and efficient. They should also offer more than just proseco on the wine list.

Thank KAOSeattle
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Met friends for brunch. Place was PACKED and consequently a bit loud. Service was still excellent. All had great meals. And they take reservations! We will definitely return.

Thank cdnicholson
County Dublin, Ireland
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109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very lovely breakfast. All the dishes were very delicious. The service wasn't very fast but they're very busy.

Thank yusufaytas
Redmond, Washington
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We have heard about this place ever since moving a couple of years ago to the Seattle area. Finally got the opportunity to try it out. We were not disappointed. My wife, children, and i all had something from their menu that came with the much discussed berry / whipped cream "bar". it was wonderful, but i wonder if the... More 

Thank Shaun K
Pacific Grove, CA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The service is typically pretty good at any of the locations, and it's a default breakfast favorite with one of my friends because of the gluten-free and vegan options available every day. I'll order anything that includes a trip to the berry bar, an island of yumminess that typically includes fresh berries and seasonal fruit, and a gigantic bowl of... More 

Thank MikaLeigh77
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We arrived before 9am, and it was already crowded. By the time we left, there was a bunch of people waiting to be seated. The dishes are so big, that none of us finished our meals. There are towers of take out boxes, and we sure made use of them. The Farmer's Hash with corned beef had a very nice... More 

Thank gb2308
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I go here for breakfast as often as I can. They have great variety even gluten free and vegan. My favorite is the migas.

Thank Tina P

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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: 391 Terry Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-462-6400
Portage Bay Cafe Restaurant and Catering is a Seattle restaurant with a primary focus on clean, organic, fresh and 100% locally sourced food items from around the Pacific Northwest. We serve breakfast and brunch 7 days a week, as well as lunch 7 days a week. We offer a wide range of catering options as well - private dining, private parties, wedding, box lunches and various other catering options. We have three locations in Seattle - Roosevelt, Terry Avenue in South Lake Union and Ballard.

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