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Café Presse

French Restaurant, Coffee Shop, and Bar$$$$
First Hill, Seattle
131 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • chocolat chaud
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • café
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  • Stefan
    StefanDecember 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite places in Seattle. Authentic, French, can't beat the atmosphere. Try any of their dishes, ask for a glass of wine and you won't be disappointed.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KohAugust 2, 2015
    Croque Madame and the charcuterie are two of my favorites at this location. The dishes are authentic French. Many other great dishes here. The cocktail program is pretty solid as well.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BSeptember 15, 2016
    The pain et beurre always has the best confiture! Great coffee, and quiet enough to have a conversation. Some plates (e.g., pomme frites) tend to be a little salty for my taste.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin T2 weeks ago
    Croque Madame is perfect. Soft brioche, lots of ham, and a perfect fried egg on top. Also loved my Mystic kombucha with pear, lavender, and elderflower.
  • Trophy Cupcakes and Party
    Lovely and hip French bistro with great atmosphere & even better food. Try the Croque Madame, the brioche (if they aren't sold out) and the Cold Chicken with Mayo. Always easy, good and fun.
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuJuly 29, 2015
    Love this cute little French spot! Croque Madame was fantastic but heavy. Also HIGHLY recommend the pork rillete! Amazing flavors with a nice layer of lard and only $6!
  • My Tam N.
    My Tam NguyenOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Open 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. with breakfast, lunch and dinner served the majority of those open hours. Drool worthy are the croque madame, salade verte, French onion soup, sardine sandwich, steak frites.
  • Jane A.
    Jane AgueroFebruary 16, 2015
    Had the Croque-madame and pain au chocolat... Affordable and absolutely scrumptious. Cafe Presse is always a good go-to.
  • Maria N.
    Maria NicholApril 4, 2016
    The drinks and espresso are excellent. The whole roasted chicken is definitely worth the wait. I dare you to not consume the bread they provide (yummy)!
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChenNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Croque Monsieur and baked eggs are two of my favorite breakfast dishes in the city.
    Upvoted Aug 7
  • alexander s.
    Food is excellent and portion sizes are perfect. The bread is fresh and amazing. soccer on tv is an added bonus and a very warm atmosphere.
  • Terry-Jo L.
    Terry-Jo LewisMay 12, 2014
    So fearful food. Amazingly attentive waitstaff. Dessert was impressive as well. We had a great time
  • Sean T.
    Sean ThayerApril 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The steak tartare is the best in the city. Period. When it's not on the menu in winter months, the onion soup is fabulous.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuNovember 15, 2015
    The best Croque Madame and Monsieur I've ever had, plus great service and relaxing ambiance.
  • U
    UJanuary 21
    Love the place, love the food. Coffee is great. Olives are delicious. Try croc madame.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TigreDecember 17, 2010
    If a track-jacketed fan of Le Football felt lost outside of Paris he or she may find comfort at Cafe Presse near Seattle U. This urban sports bar offers moules, frites, poulet, televised matches. Rah! Read more
  • Keri D.
    Keri DingOctober 10, 2014
    authentic French brunch, cant go wrong with anything, especially love the crocque madame. will definitely go back for dinner.
  • Jacquie R.
    Jacquie RooneyAugust 23, 2016
    They play live European soccer matches! Schedule is on the board inside. Croque Madame and classic omelet are both solid choices.
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonNovember 25, 2015
    My favorite place to eat in Seattle. Fantastic and authentic French cafe food, reasonably priced and no pretension whatsoever
  • Vincent M.
    Vincent MApril 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The raclette is really good but it would be better to have more cheese and a real raclette machine. The charcuterie is delicious
  • Bénédicte C.
    Bénédicte C.April 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best French restaurant in Seattle and they organize French conversation table every other Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 6pm.
  • Maria N.
    Maria NicholOctober 19, 2015
    Great late night joint. Super relaxed yet fun and the food is delicious. Two happy hours! Staff seem very knowledgeable.
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AllenSeptember 5, 2012
    Very pet friendly for outdoor seating. We love to take our puppy with us while we enjoy a latte and watch people go by.
  • Mingfei Y.
    Mingfei YanJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice brunch spot. They have big space in the back so the waiting wont be long. Very French restaurant. Good food.
  • Trophy Cupcakes a.
    The Croque Madame is one of the best in the city and the cold chicken with mayo and potato salad is simple and incredible.
  • Lillian Y.
    Lillian YoungAugust 6, 2014
    Spacious with attentive staff. From coffee to pastry (chocolate croissant) to Croque Madame, food is good.
  • Johnathan K.
    Johnathan KnightAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Heard about the Croquet Madame and just had to try it. O.M.G. It was so yummy and delicious. There are so many other things I will need to try on this menu!
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GeyerFebruary 18, 2010
    While I love the cappuccinos they make next door at Stumptown, the whole lure of a French restaurant is too much to resist. Go and eat the Croque Monsieur and get the fries AND kumquat salad.
  • Celeste T.
    Celeste ThayerAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Hard to go wrong here. I like the St. Germaine Royale, the salads, oeufs mayonnaise, baguette...
  • Sabina P.
    Sabina PittsNovember 18, 2015
    Very good food, the soup is divine and the staff are all attractive so it's a lovely sight.
  • S. Z.
    S. ZornJanuary 28, 2015
    Quite popular, try to avoid the crowds. Great frittes, wine, and pate. Great for a date night.
  • Courtnee
    CourtneeDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is sometimes worth the snooty attitude, but if you're wanting to be treated nicely too, your best bet is to sit in the back.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SAugust 27, 2015
    Fantastic croque madame!!!!! And one of the most modestly priced croques in the city! ❤️
  • Lindsay B.
    Get the gateau aux peches. Absolutely amazing. Chocolat chaud is pretty awesome as well.
  • feistyfeaster
    feistyfeasterAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great for weekend brunch. Get there early and grab a spot at the bar.
  • David R.
    David ReevesJune 14, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The perfect, all day, unpretentious cafe for just about every occasion.
  • Monika S.
    Monika SalitaAugust 17, 2010
    Doesn't get any better than a traditional croque monsieur (or madame) and some chilled piquepoul, at least not in my book. The lavender sorbet is divine too
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrOctober 22, 2015
    Best late night place for weekdays. Order a croque Madame and a latte.
  • Laurentia H.
    Laurentia HMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sardine in baguette... My favourite sandwich. Get their Croque Madame, too!
  • Alyena
    AlyenaJune 25, 2016
    Chocolate cake with pistachio cream is unbelievable!!!
  • Jee Eun P.
    Jee Eun ParkAugust 5, 2011
    Great french bakery in downtown. Nice place for the weekend brunch. Their butter is awesome.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McQueenFebruary 22, 2012
    The charcuterie plate was wonderful...that yellowtail cocktail just burnt a hole in my soul...great place
  • Stas G.
    Stas GraySeptember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Start with the chicken liver pate. The fish is always a good entree choice but everything else on the menu is delicious as well.
  • Suzanne P.
    Suzanne PhanMarch 9, 2016
    Great lentil soup. Really enjoyed the boiled eggs and ham too.
  • Marilyn W.
    Marilyn WelniakJanuary 27, 2013
    Absolutely amazing food here. The bread is delicious and the breakfast is supreme.
  • Ingo P.
    Ingo PixelFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The back room is so relaxing. It's the perfect place to have dinner with a group of friends and share many bottles of wine.
  • Tim C.
    Tim CrookMarch 31, 2014
    Great French cafe. Good selection of alcohol and food, too.
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen MulcahyJuly 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Go during the day, sit outside, and have a glass of rose with a croque madame.
  • Francesca N.
    Francesca NicotraAugust 10, 2013
    Great Croque Madame and Messieurs, very good cheeses and ice creams
  • kimberley🌟💫
    kimberley🌟💫December 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious food until 2AM. Vegetarian and vegan options are more limited but do exist.
  • Drew M.
    Drew MilamFebruary 24
    Cute little restaurant with classic French cuisine. Drinks are sub-par though and beer selection is disappointing.
  • Christine V.
    Christine VegaOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come in early & enjoy the Croque Madame. Also free bi-weekly French conversation table. Learn French the fun way
  • The Seattle Times
    The Seattle TimesMay 26, 2010
    The whole bird is a triumph of moist flesh and brittle skin. Roasted to order and split for two, it's well worth the hour wait. Read more
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy LeAugust 6, 2014
    Best french restaurant on cap hill. Highly suggest the cold chicken
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetNovember 9, 2011
    It's the most come-as-you-are French cafe in town, suffused with a casual dailiness that makes it dangerously easy to become a regular. Read more
  • chris e.
    chris eatonMarch 18, 2012
    The croque Madame is incredible. I get it with out ham.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.January 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Croque Madame will do you well.
  • Outhorn K.
    Outhorn K.October 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Simple, French, and an intimate breakfast date place. Try the Oeuf Plats, Jambon, fromage dish
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AJuly 13, 2014
    Mind blowing chicken liver pate - do not miss!
  • Marion D.
    Marion DOctober 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the tartare....but honestly, everything's good there.
  • Nann B.
    Nann BMarch 1, 2013
    Atmosphere is unique. Food is always excellent
  • Russell A.
    Russell AsherNovember 30, 2012
    Anything with "Croque" in the name secures a mouth-gasim.
  • Adam D.
    Adam DentonMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order everything, but order anything with a rhubarb compote twice.
  • Mickey Marat B.
    Comfortable, good music and atmosphere
  • Felix P.
    Felix PuetschJuly 11, 2013
    In case you think a Croque Madame is only for girls you'd be wrong.
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KeslinSeptember 3, 2011
    The coffee is awesome...all you can drink too!
  • Fiona C.
    Fiona ChenApril 21, 2015
    Croque Madame and hot cholocate!!!
  • Lolee J.
    Lolee JanneckAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place!! Love the food and the drinks!!!
  • Jen A.
    Jen AuAugust 27
    The roast chicken is worth the hour wait
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetNovember 30, 2011
    Spend a cozy, wine-filled hour eating the whole roast chicken Read more
  • Outhorn K.
    Outhorn K.October 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you get the yogurt.... Get the homemade seasonal jam and mix it!!!
  • Alan H.
    Alan HudsonMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I cannot recommend the pirate slave even with such a cool name.
  • Seattle's G.
    Seattle's GoofNovember 3, 2011
    Croque Madame is awesome. The service sucks. I promised to not say anything on here except for food although service really is that bad.
  • Ari S.
    Ari SomersMay 7, 2011
    The Beet Salad is amazing, you have to try it!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenOctober 4, 2014
    Croque Madame was eggcelent!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GiereAugust 9, 2009
    order the Croque a la Justin - an extra egg on the side, then slap that bitch right in the middle and go to town. Delicious.
  • Alexander
    AlexanderMarch 6, 2010
    Bangin'. Sweet atmospere, great food, accomodating staff- it's about time something happened south of union.
  • Micaela P.
    The food is good but the staff has been borderline rude both times I've been here.
    Upvoted Aug 23
  • Francis D.
    Francis DavidApril 25, 2011
    Probably one of the best places on the hill for food that's open past Seattle's business bedtime.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SavageMarch 28
    Tea and fries 🍟
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Jennifer Shea, chef of Trophy Cupcakes, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Demi-poulet froid mayonnaise. Read more
  • Ben G.
    Ben GraeffFebruary 21, 2016
    Saw a partially balding man in his early 30s sitting outside and furiously playing...
  • Brian L.
    Brian LaCourseAugust 2, 2010
    Croque madame, delicious. Nice magazine selection too.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DidisFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food, alright service.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DAugust 9, 2014
    The French onion soup is excellent!!
  • Sean T.
    Sean ThayerAugust 19, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    order the steak tartare, it is absolutely amazing. if you're considering the steak frites, walk over to Elysian instead.
  • Judy Z.
    Judy ZhengApril 26, 2016
    Capitol Hill. Bistro, wine, french food.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler ButlerAugust 8, 2014
    Croque Madame... Astoundingly good.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FleischmannJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Oeufs plats, pomme-frites for the win.
  • Natala M.
    Natala MenezesApril 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak frites = yummy. Salad verte is perfect.
  • Krystn F.
    Krystn FuerstSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sardine sandwich is the best!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MillerFebruary 15, 2016
    The croque Madame and coffee
  • Bebe B.
    Bebe BeschJune 2, 2012
    Cheap apps and they serve caipirinhas!
  • Cormac D.
    Cormac DriverOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The yogurt with honey & walnuts is awesome - get it.
  • Ken H.
    Ken HalleniusAugust 14, 2011
    Have a glass of Ricard Pastis - extremely civilised!
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetJune 30, 2010
    A haven of authentic café society flourishes on Capitol Hill. Read more
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine CarrJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't mess around with the oddly puny tall latte; go for the grande!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PourasgharSeptember 30, 2014
    I want to marry the Croque Madame
  • Mikah S.
    Mikah SykesAugust 5, 2013
    Try the omelette.
  • Matt S.
    Matt StrumAugust 2, 2013
    Croque madame was delish
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