Café on the Ave.

Café
4201 University Way NE (at NE 42nd St.), Seattle, WA 98105, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.1/10

Based on 62 votes

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    Pirq
    "food destination as well as a coffee shop"(9 Tips)
    Clarissa S.
    "early bird breakfast"(7 Tips)
    Bill C.
    "Try the bacon egg and cheese sandwich on a bagel."(2 Tips)
    Maurice J.
    "The Mexican Hot Mama burger is amazing!"(3 Tips)
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  • espresso
  • breakfast food
  • burgers
  • tuna melts
  • strawberry lemonade
  • cookies
  • discounts
  • cake
  • pastries
  • hot tea
  • hash browns
  • brunch food
  • bagels
  • eggs
  • good for a quick meal
  • good for a late night
  • peppermint
  • avocado
  • lunch
  • Miraj S.

    Good espresso, great cakes and pastries, reliable food menu for quick meals. Nice place to sit, but quite noisy.

    Miraj Shah · 1 week ago
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  • Richard Y.

    French Toast.

    Richard Young · November 28, 2014
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  • Kanin S.

    The breakfast is nice but a little pricey.

    Kanin Sngchrnvnkl · October 15, 2014
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  • Clarissa S.

    get the early bird breakfast - cheap (all under $5), yummy, and pretty filling. enjoy your morning solitude here.

    Clarissa Suharli · September 17, 2014
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  • Michael T.

    Bottomless coffee!

    Michael Tieso · August 12, 2014
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  • Brett M.

    Their tomato basil soup is great on a cold day.

    Brett Morris · December 11, 2013
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  • Steve C.

    Opened until 1am on Sundays. Very useful when you need to get an assignment sent to one of your professors and you don't have Internet service at the house.

    Steve Childress · October 28, 2013
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  • Portley C.

    Don't be tricked by the Happy Hour--students only.

    Portley Colwell · September 14, 2013
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  • Derek M.

    Great place to get work done. Free refills on some menu items. Open late.

    Derek Miller · July 5, 2013
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  • Megan P.

    Delicious hot tuna melt!

    Megan Paulsen · May 31, 2013
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  • Mohammad A.

    Bad serves, and so expensive for a breakfast!!

    Mohammad Al-absai · May 11, 2013
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  • R L.

    A bit overpriced for microwaved bacon. The layout makes no sense (get your own coffee fixings, syrup, bathroom key, fight your way through the line to sit down because of the dining area barricade etc

    R Love · April 12, 2013
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  • Norbert H.

    Student quality breakfast; professional quality coffee. Amazing mocha!

    Norbert Hu · October 26, 2012
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  • Bill C.

    Try the bacon egg and cheese sandwich on a bagel. You won't regret it.

    Bill Cauchois · October 25, 2012
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  • Noe B.

    Great place for visitors! Fight on USC!

    Noe Brito · October 12, 2012
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  • Pirq

    Definitely a food destination as well as a coffee shop, and when you're holed up working for hours, there's really nothing better than that. They're also on Pirq so you can snatch up a great deal!

    Pirq · May 24, 2012
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  • Alison B.

    Espresso cookie to die for

    Alison Branstetter · April 15, 2012
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  • Ahmed S.

    Alfredo chicken pasta <333333

    Ahmed Shehri · February 18, 2012
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  • Ben D.

    So well managed!

    Ben Dehghan · January 30, 2012
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  • Todd M.

    With the Pirq app on your smartphone you can get like 40% off

    Todd M. · January 21, 2012
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  • Jonathon C.

    Best americano near the University.

    Jonathon Colman · December 7, 2011
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  • Joshua J.

    be extra nice and you'll get extra stamps on your punch card =]

    Joshua Johnson · October 18, 2011
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  • Josh W.

    No substitutions on food and bitchy servers make this a no win. Go to elsewhere.

    Josh Weaver · October 9, 2011
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  • Iván F.

    The owner of this place is a phenomenal guy! Hooray for Song!

    Iván Farías · September 26, 2011
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  • Iván F.

    Open daily 6:30-23:00h. PS: Try one of the awesome burgers!

    Iván Farías · September 21, 2011
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  • Iván F.

    Catherine C. for employee of the year! :D

    Iván Farías · September 12, 2011
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  • Tim M.

    No student discount over the summer... grrrr

    Tim Maland · July 12, 2011
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  • Karen C.

    Try the Grasshopper (Peppermint mocha)! I like mine with soy :)

    Karen Choe · March 27, 2011
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  • Mario S.

    happy hour after 6pm, buy a burger, get one free...fine print +2 drinks...still an ok deal-but not one of my fav spots on the ave...

    Mario Santos · January 31, 2011
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  • Maurice J.

    The Mexican Hot Mama burger is amazing!

    Maurice Johnson · January 4, 2011
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  • Leo B.

    Egg Benedict with avocado is really good. The hash browns...not so much

    Leo Baños · September 11, 2010
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  • Colleen M.

    Tofu scramble has eggs and cheese. Not vegan!

    Colleen McGuire · September 4, 2010
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  • Sophia

    Summer Happy hour discounts from open-9:30 and 4:30-close! Spend more than $10 and get 50% your bill :) coffee is def better than Sbux.

    Sophia · August 5, 2010
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  • Kate C.

    There /is/ breakfast on The Ave!

    Kate Chapman · July 29, 2010
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  • Dustin H.

    Get the strawberry lemonade :-)

    Dustin Hodge · March 5, 2010
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