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Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union

4.5
4.5
1004 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
  • Great for brunch
  • Lively
  • Hot spot
Located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Downtown Seattle since 2005, this location continues the Portage Bay Cafe mission of local, organic and sustainable fare. From our Crab Cake Benedict to our signature House-Made Challah French Toast, our items are carefully crafted to use the best seasonal and organic ingredients available. Chef Lauren and her team create monthly specials to further highlight our food-producing partners.

Portage Bay Cafe at South Lake Union is a large, airy, boisterous space with lots of energy and we have outdoor dining all year round. We look forward to serving you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 112 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Farm-to-table, Organic
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 462-6400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Lauren Richardson
  • Private party contact
    Tracy Buck: (206) 551-4084
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Union / Eastlake
  • Cross street
    Harrison St.
  • Parking details
    Choose between metered street parking and an underground garage. The garage has a discounted rate of $2 on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Public transit
    The South Lake Union Streetcar runs directly past our front door. Heading north, choose the Terry & Thomas Station. Going south, take the Westlake & Thomas Station.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Great for brunch

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Most Booked

  • Seattle

    Great for brunch

  • Seattle

    Kid-friendly

  • Seattle

    Hot spot

  • Seattle

    Most Booked

1,004 Reviews
  1. cceh

    Jacksonville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there twice during our week in Seattle. It’s always delicious.

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  2. Womenwholunch

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This is my go to place for brunch. Food is always exceptional and accommodates those with gluten intolerance - lots of options. Crazy busy and very loud, but still a great place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We love Portage Bay and had taken our daughter for her Birthday Brunch. We had chose to sit outside even though there was a lot of construction but it was a beautiful day so we were fine with that. The service started out amazing but then it turned when my husband took my last piece of French toast up to the fruit bar and was publically scolded by the waitress. There was no sign around that said he couldn’t do that. The fruit that I previously grabbed was gone and I still had French toast left. But instead if just saying “sir it’s only one trip up (which no where was that written) she publically shamed him and then charged us for half again my $16 breakfast. And let’s keep in mind this was a weekday, we were sitting outside, there were very few people there and the outdoor food has a short shelf life before it has to be tossed in the garbage and replaced with new. He was embarrassed by her actions and had earlier said what great service we were getting, then it took a dive. This could have been handled so much better. It put a damper on my daughter’s birthday breakfast and kinda killed our morning. I was so disappointed.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone enjoyed their food. We had the best service of any brunch experience.

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  5. KayH

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our breakfast and the fruit bar was a real treat!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s a fun spot, highly energetic and the food was enjoyable (got the hash bowl myself). But it is remarkably loud and slow (one hour from seating until food arrival). Setting and service really would deter me from deterring. Did not feel worthy of the crowd tbh as it was packed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going to this restaurant for more than 25 years. It’s run by local family who are probably the best humans you will ever meet. It’s the best breakfast in Seattle hands-down

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  8. KimF

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and good food. The fruit bar was a nice touch.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, still love the fresh fruit bowls. Breakfast entrees were good, not great. Service was excellent, even with a packed Sunday morning breakfast crowd.

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  10. TimG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were amazed at the quality of the food and the prices. In spite of today’s inflation. We were highly impressed. We will definitely be back.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union using the Order Online button. Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 462-6400.

Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union is rated 4.5 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 112 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union

391 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Harrison St.
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Union / Eastlake
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 8:00 am–1:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Farm-to-table, Organic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Choose between metered street parking and an underground garage. The garage has a discounted rate of $2 on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Public transit
    The South Lake Union Streetcar runs directly past our front door. Heading north, choose the Terry & Thomas Station. Going south, take the Westlake & Thomas Station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lauren Richardson
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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