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Fonté Café & Wine Bar

4.0
4
31 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Seattle across from the Seattle Art Museum, Fonté Café & Wine Bar is a European bistro serving local, seasonal fare in a chic environment. The comprehensive menu boasts a variety of quality offerings for any time of day—whether it be a breakfast on the go, a quick business lunch, or a lingering dinner for two. Enjoy freshly sliced charcuterie, hearty pastas, a traditional Nicoise salad, or a cappuccino with a house-baked strawberry scone. The coffee bar features varieties from Fonté's Special Selection Series, roasted at its own facility in Seattle's Georegtown neighborhood by master roaster Steve Smith.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Breakfast, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 3:00pm Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 777-6193
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Charles Frank
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the General Manager for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Travis Ulrich: (206) 777-6195
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Union and 1st
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available a few blocks away on University and Spring Streets between First and Second Avenues. Garage parking is one block away in the Russell Investment Center Garage. Entrance is below the SAM building on Union Street between First and Second Avenues.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 1.2Value

NoiseModerate

31 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped in for brunch before going to SAM across the street. The food is AMAZING! Unique menu, super friendly service, relaxed but classy atmosphere. We'll definitely be returning!

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  2. Olywa

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great restaurant for pre-symphony lunch/brunch when you want to park your car and eat and walk to Beneroya. Croque Madam was delicieuse! I'll be back.

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  3. BarbaraL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a bunch of old chatty ladies who had not seen in other in a long time. The place was perfect as we were going across the street to SAM afterwards. The woman who served us was fantastic. She was kind, accommodating and happy to go with the flow....Thank you!

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  4. ginger

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a treasure! We enjoyed a late breakfast of a super good scramble and eggs Benedict. Coffee was excellent. Service was quick. Lacation across from the SAM is great.

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  5. ehaetzel

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very friendly service! In walking distance to Pike Market and the waterfront as well as shopping.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for breakfast with out of town guests. It was wonderful.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love their menu! Always fresh and delicious.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an early dinner after SAM. The servce was excellent and the wine was fine. The limited menu was delicious. We especially liked the antipasto plate, but the entrees were good, too. The staff were kind as we stayed past closing, but not toooo late.

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  9. Dina

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Fonte was packed prior to a concert at Benaroya Hall. The menu is varied and priced reasonably. I don't know if our server was new or if they were short handed for the crowd, but the server was distracted and we had to keep asking her to come to the table to bring what she promised us. I'd like to try it again when it wasn't so crowded.

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  10. Andel

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had tickets for a Sunday matinee concert at Benaroya Hall and wanted a nice brunch on the way. We found it. Good service, great food, and timely. We even had time to see a new show at SAM, right across the street. Bloody Mary, Croque Madame, chicken sausage hash, and great coffee set up a great day in Seattle.

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Fonté Café & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 777-6193.

Fonté Café & Wine Bar is rated 4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Fonté Café & Wine Bar

1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Union and 1st
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 3:00pm Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Breakfast, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available a few blocks away on University and Spring Streets between First and Second Avenues. Garage parking is one block away in the Russell Investment Center Garage. Entrance is below the SAM building on Union Street between First and Second Avenues.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Charles Frank
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 777-6193
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the General Manager for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Travis Ulrich: (206) 777-6195
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