Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill
Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill

Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vioscafe.com/vioscapitolhill.html
  • Phone: 2063293236x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday- Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:30PM

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Soukakos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We are also available to deliver and serve a meal at your desired place. We select the menu in advance and talk about all the detailed arrangements and we can provide staff to serve and clean after your party is done.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Aloha St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking for 6 cars is available behind our building.
A word from Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill
Vios Café is an authentic Greek restaurant where food is celebrated with the art of cooking in a setting reflecting the comforts of home.

With a generous spirit, Thomas Soukakos shares his passion for gathering around the table, love of good food, and long conversations with family and friends.
At Vios, even the simplest meal is a guaranteed good time.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (15)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (6)special occasion (4)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great food
    ASeaGuy
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Awesome restaurant, service a little cold to the touch but a top ten Seattle resturant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for families
    JenjenVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This bustling restaurant gives families a place to go and enjoy well prepared food. It's full if kids which is great if you have one/them but so loud that it's hard to hear. Delicious Greek cuisine - some traditional and some with really interesting ingredients like the halibut with black eyed peas, braised greens, fennel and heirloom tomato. They're food is good but be prepared to wait a long time for it. It's a great spot if you have kids and/or you like kids because they're everywhere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Friendly and relaxed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is delicious and distinctive. Not the usual brunch items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place to go with family.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Flavorful fresh food. Wonderful staff, who are enthusiastic about their service and what they serve. We have a
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fabulous dinner
    Carlos
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As before, the food was awesome. I had the vegetarian risotto with crispy squash blossoms, my wife had the lamb sirloin. The service, however, was exemplary! Jorge, our server, was fun, knowledgeable and perfectly attentive. The rest of the wait staff were equally exceptional. We even had a great chat with the owner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodated a Large Group Well
    JonoWarren
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    After making my initial reservation at Vios Cafe I changed both the time and the number of people in the party several times. It would not be a stretch of the imagination to say I provided a moderate annoyance and even an inconvenience for the staff. However, when the whole crew and I got there for dinner (sixteen of us total) servers and staff were more than understanding and very helpful. I felt well served to say the least. The food was very good and I heard nothing less from the whole party. The noise level was mostly controlled by our party because there were so many of us so I do not know what it would have been if we had been with a small group. Over all I very much enjoyed my experience with the food and service of Vios Cafe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Vios on 19th
    WineLady3
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent Food, service, welcoming staff The dishes were prepared with creativity and fresh seasonal ingredients. The cuisine is authentic, nice wine selections and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I took our 3 month old here for brunch for the first time since he was born and we had such a great experience. The restaurant had a great atmosphere, the staff was exceptionally friendly and made us feel welcome with our baby, and the food was great! It is hard to find a great restaurant that is family friendly on Capital Hill and we will definitely be returning here often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific and authentic Greek food.
    JudyB
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was my first visit and I will definitely be back. Wonderful service. We did not have young kids in tow but were not bothered by presence of kids in the corner. It is an understated feature of the place and not a deterrent as some reviews have suggested. Great neighborhood spot and good place to take friends who enjoy Greek food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    NewtoSeattle
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had breakfast items, lunch items, coffee, esspresso and mimosas. All of it was great. Eggs Benedict served on latkes instead of bread was awesome. The server was friendly and attentive. The restaurant also has a rather large play area in the corner suitable for toddlers. Kept my friend's kids occupied quietly before and after they ate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Family with Young Kids
    LUV2EAT
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is the place to bring toddlers because of the fantastic kid's corner and family friendly vibe. There are a few tables (and a couple booths) that butt up to half walls that create the play space. It is very well designed and very clean. The front of the house is sectioned off for tables without kids and there are even seats outside so there is something for everyone. The food was very good but not why we went there. We just needed a comfortable place to relax with friends that have a two year old and not have to apologize for every little thing. Even on a Saturday, we didn't feel rushed to turn the table. Thank you Vios for filling a much needed void in the Seattle dining scene. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 108 reviews are from the Vios Cafe - Capitol Hill reviews archive.
  • Beth
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We celebrated my husbands' birthday last week and it could not have been better. Jorge was the best waiter EVER. We'll be back !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome for families
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This place is super kid friendly with a dedicated play area for the kids to escape to so the parents aren't hurried to finish their dinner. Only complaint was the service was extremely slow on the particular night that we ate there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Vios
    Hungrygruber
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Always a treat. Vios is comfortable, dependable and spot on. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A regular spot
    Hungrygruber
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Very dependable, good food, good wine, good service. I'm never disappointed and neither are my guests. Go to Vios and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    VIOBRUNCH
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I understand that Mother's Day is a very busy time for restaurants. That said, I would think that owners, managers, staff are prepared. Our brunch got off to a slightly rocky start. We waited quite some time for our menus, water, and coffee. I know that the wait staff was slammed but waiting is not fun. Not fun when we made reservations and confirmed our reservations. It ended up being fine and the food was great. Yummy coffee. It was also a nice gesture to offer mimosa's to mothers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • plantpassionVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The food is like what you would want at home. Its very well prepared and serviced right away! The flavors are wonderful and food consistant each time we have eaten here. All servers are friendly and engaging.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet spot
    Hungrygruber
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Had a lovely dinner. Very friendly, good food, nice wine, excellent service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great local spot
    CapHillNeighbor
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Friendly staff, prompt service, great food. Love the kids play area. highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best special occasion!
    tastebuddy
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Was impressed by the easy going ambience of this restaurant. The lamb souvlaki was excellent, and although I usually take home leftovers, I ate everything on my plate. I highly recommend this most comfortable place with some of the tastiest food I've had the good fortune to eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful treat; neighborhood gem
    happyeating123
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    If you are looking for a unpretentious, clean, and friendly place that serves good and flavorful food, then Cafe Vios is a top choice. I accidentally came across this gem while driving through Capital Hill one very hungry Saturday morning. When you step in, you are immediately welcomed by a hustling and bustling kitchen. The friendly staff greeted me right away, and I was seated by the window. The menu isn't big but full of tantalizing Mediterranean fares and also traditional American brunch dishes with nice twists. This is definitely a family-friendly place. Both times I visited, someone was celebrating a birthday. The noise level is acceptable and you will leave the place odor-free. I will mostly definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vios Takes Care of Us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I love Vios. They are so delicious and so kid-friendly at the same time. the servers are total pros who are also very sweet to families and the food is excellent, excellent, excellent. Community treasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, family friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    This neighborhood gem has great food and a friendly staff. Children have a place here making it all about the family. The food is outstanding and we enjoy dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent breakfast
    swissmiss
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We celebrated the baptism of our newborn baby at Vios Café. We had a large group and the staff was very accommodating and helpful to all of us. The food was excellent and the servers were all very charming. Can't say enough great things about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for people with little kids
    PeasOnMoss
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This is a family-oriented restaurant with large portions and a readily provided children's menu. It also has a play area for kids, so many families dine here. If you want a date night at a Greek restaurant, I'd suggest something else, but if you want to gather the family for a celebration, this is your spot. We had the Lamb Souvlaki (skewers) and shared the roasted cauliflower. Both were seasoned nicely. The staff is familiar with food allergies and happy to accommodate most menu items, but not all of the ingredients are listed in the menu, so be sure to have the server confirm the items. I highly recommend making a reservation several days in advance if you bring a group, because the restaurant felt full within minutes of opening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our go-to place for
    ShaliniVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is our go-to place for a local brunch. Food and coffee is great and staff are always welcoming! Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We've been coming to Vios for years and food has been consistently good. Lots of healthy choices. Environment is warm and cozy. Very kid friendly with a play area. Nice list of Greek wines too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a fabulous place to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    What a fabulous place to go with three generations of a family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch at Vios Capitol Hill. The mushroom, sage and Manouri cheese omelet with breakfast potatoes and grilled bread was so good. And what could be better than a server who was so welcoming, gracious, and knowledgeable - thank you Ann! Will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great greek dinner
    voxclamantis
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We chose this restaurant because it was close to the venue for a concert we were attending, and it worked out perfectly. Our party of 4 had the gyros, lamb souvlaki, flank steak and prawns special. All were very good, though the lamb was slightly overcooked, and the skewers were a little small. The wine list was not long, but we found a very suitable sangiovese to share. The service was excellent. We told our waiter about our concert starting time, and he made sure the timing worked, and even came by a little before the time we needed to leave to make sure we could get our check settled in time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always YUM!
    ElleVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We are soooo lucky to have this fab restaurant in our neighborhood! And it was truly a great place to dine on New Years Eve en route to a party. Not only is the food gourmet- and as ex-NYers, we're kinda fussy- but the staff and the warmth that they give the restaurant make it our favorite time and again! Thanks Tomas, Jorge ET al!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch & dinner with kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We live in the neighborhood and love Vios, but that appreciation was reinforced this weekend when we met some friends visiting from out of town for brunch there. It was great because our two young sons could play in the kid area while we were able to have a uninterrupted conversation with our friends. Our boys loved the waffles; we loved the shashuka and eggs benedict we got (the latke base is a nice alternative to an English muffin, at least for my gluten-free sweetie). Highly recommend this place if you want good food and you have kids in tow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great kids play area
    Emily
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This is the best place in Seattle to bring kids. The food is delicious, the play area is great, and the waiters are very kid-friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids playing = Can be loud
    MosieSaysVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    There is a play area for kids, which makes this a great choice for young families. But those of us who would rather dine sans the kiddie screeches find it a bit annoying. That said, the food is delicious, the flavor profiles deep and luscious -- generally. There are a few dishes that fall flat, but I really have enjoyed most dishes I have ordered. There is one waiter who upsells quite a bit and we were disappointed with the wine he suggested.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid through the years
    CapitolFeederVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    I recall going there when they opened about 8 or 9 years ago and remembered it was just fantastic healthy greek food. To this day I go there at least once a month and am always delighted by the food and service. Its so great to have an dependable, excellent restaurant in walking distance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    hungrymama
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    As a parent with 2 small kids, Vios is a rare find - a restaurant with truly delectable food, warm and consistant service, and kid-friendly atmosphere. It's hard to find a place that serves healthy, delicious food for both kids and adults. But you don't have to bring kids to enjoy Vios. I would recommend it for groups, dates, business lunches, family gatherings...you can't go wrong. Bottom line - food is fantastic and the place is full of heart and soul. Go now!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great at Vios!
    MTorres
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We come back again and again to the friendly, welcoming team at Vios. There is hands down no better place in Seattle where the adults can eat a delicious meal and the kids are happy, full-bellied, and entertained. And the team at Vios does a good job of seating the families near the play area so people without kids can eat in the quieter front area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere
    rpinlet
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Third time here and never anything but excellent food....Staff and owner make sure that you are happy...We are looking forward to our next visit...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood find
    GoGreen
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Embarrassingly, I live on North Capital Hill and many times has passed VIOS on the way home. It's always busy and looks inviting. This past weekend with friends in town, we stopped in for dinner and where rewarded with a wonderful experience. The food was very good as well as the service. OK, I admit have previously enjoyed lunch and several quiet afternoon coffee's, which are equally nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, reasonable price!
    Josie
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Three of us had dinner on Saturday prior to a concert in the neighborhood. This was the first time there for all of us, but definitely not the last! Greek salad, lamb and chicken souvlaki, a bottle of wine, and two desserts -- all superb. Fast, friendly service too. I'm glad we made reservations because the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.