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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (54 reviews)
“french toast” (71 reviews)
“hash” (23 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed Portage Bay Cafe that we visited twice during our stay in Seattle. It's a great breakfast from beginning to end. You can now make reservations for tables at all locations. I've heard that there's usually a wait on weekends so we were...More

Thank QJ_Lew
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very large portions and really excellent food. I had the french toast, which was really to die for. And they offer a breakfast bar where you can put fruit, nuts, and whipped cream on your food. I kind of want to go back there right...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome and busy place for breakfast. It is on the pricey side but quality of the freshly prepared dishes was outstanding.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Portage Bay Cafe near the University of Washington is wildly popular for brunch and we've always considered it to be very good for ambiance, food quality and ample helpings. As it had been a while since we'd been here, my husband and I decided...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us ate, it caters for gluten free worth no fuss the food was so good and what your would expect in the genre bracket. The fresh fruit was good as were the eggs on all the dishes. Was disappointed that there was no...More

Thank Atardvark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate Sunday brunch here prior to departing on our cruise. We did not have reservations, but they were still able to accommodate our party of six. Wow! The menu is great, and the food delicious. Highly recommend eating here.

Thank 424trishah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Portage Bay numerous times, at all of their locations and never been disappointed in the food or service! Food is fresh and well prepared, and if you opt for the fruit bar, you can be in paradise! I usually have the...More

Thank mukilteomike44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the best part about the meal were the two fruit items...parfait and fruit bar. Unfortunately, the two savory dishes were bland with an off putting undertaste. perhaps we ordered the wrong items (gf buckwheat pancakes with side of eggs and Joe's scramble). Service was quick,...More

Thank Jay U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best French Toast I have ever had. Great brunch. Berry bar is a nice plus. Good service.

Thank GulliverAustin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the fruit bar with fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mangoes, peaches, pears, nuts and real whipped cream. Delicious. Would have preferred to have had a choice of smaller size portion of French toast. The challah bread French toast was way too large.

Thank Bob G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6436
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-547-8230
  • E-mail
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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