We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1400 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2314
+1 877-502-2837
06:00 - 19:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 171: English reviews
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
723 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across Specialties when we were looking for a quick bite to eat at lunch time after we arrived in Seattle. We had a sandwich and soup, both were tasty and enjoyable. The venue also had a pleasant atmosphere. It did however seem a little pricey.

Thank UkSil
Level Contributor
47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met a friend here for lunch at her suggestion, and thoroughly enjoyed it! They have a large salad & sandwich menu, you can modify them to your preference, and it had a surprisingly large seating area. the food we ordered was fresh and tasted great. They have an awesome selection of treats as well, including some wonderful chocolate chip... More 

Thank Karlynda B
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come to Seattle every couple of weeks on business and the office I work out of is next door to here. Great selection and great tasting food. Only complaint is that I sometimes find the portion sizes a bit large. Too much for one meal, not enough for two - unless you get a large salad. Since I'm often... More 

Thank hectop
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered a hot ham n cheddar sandwich. It was really good. A little pricy for a single sandwich. Can't eat here every day.

Thank Elizabeth E
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
513 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Dropped in for a morning caffeine re-load. Yum to the coffee. Great, tasty, and hot like I like it! Had a blueberry cream cheese pastry. Yeah I know I shouldn't but it looked so good, and it was. Oh Boy.

Thank ebcnaz
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
712 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We thought about ordering lunch but both times we stopped in while passing by we simply ended up buying a dozen cookies. They have a good variety baked on site and everyone we tried was pretty good. Only issue was service time. Both times there were 6-8 people waiting and it took a bit too long to be served.

Thank Levon M
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I've loved Specialty's since they appeared in Seattle 20 years ago - was a favorite work lunch destination. Loved being able to order a custom sandwich on amazingly flavorful fresh bread. Yesterday I stopped in for a quick sandwich about 3:45pm (had missed lunch) and was surprised to find a long line and just one person at the counter. I... More 

Thank Jill C
Level Contributor
698 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place was near my hotel, so I decided to stop in and try it out for an early morning breakfast. The bacon, egg, and cheddar croissant was delicious, and the coffee was vey good too. It's got a very warm and inviting atmosphere, with plenty of seating. The service was fast and friendly. A great place for a quick... More 

Thank ERFSU82
Greeley, Colorado
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We decided to come here for a decent priced lunch on our trip. This is very similar to a Panera type of restaurant with some very tasty selections. I highly recommend the BBQ Beef & Bacon sandwich (also comes in chicken), so delicious! I can be a fairly picky eater and wasn't sure about the coleslaw that comes on this... More 

Thank kruesq
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We dropped in on spec and were not disappointed. A huge range of baked goods. We chose an egg sandwich for breakfast. It was hot and delicious and lasted us for lunch as well. Blown away by the décor, the helpfulness of the staff and the funky vibe of the place. Will be back

Thank Fosie

Travellers who viewed Specialty's Cafe & Bakery also viewed


Been to Specialty's Cafe & Bakery? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2314
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 877-502-2837

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Specialty's Cafe & Bakery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?