Early Fall dishes on the menu at Le Pichet

Although it still seems like Summer in Seattle, Fall has come to the farm tables in the Pike Place Market.  Here are some new dishes recently added to the menu at Le Pichet that reflect the arrival of Fall produce.  And you can check out the entire menu on our website.

Local troll caught salmon served on sweet corn, chanterelles, turnips, turnip greens and finished with persillade butter.

Grilled pork-black pepper sausage served with a sauté of fresh shell beans, Savoy cabbage, onions, grapes and yellow mustard seeds.

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We’re open Labor Day Weekend

Cafe Presse and Le Pichet will both be open regular hours Labor Day Weekend, including Monday September 1, 2014.

Le Pichet open 8am to midnght everyday

Cafe Presse open 7am to 2am everdaty

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Join Le Pichet at the 1900 1st Ave Block Party

Come by and see us at the  “1900 1st Ave Block Party”, Sunday August 10 from 1 to 5pm.  We will be selling taste-sized samples of a special Market inspired dish at our curbside stand, with 100% of the price going directly to support the Pike Place Market Clinic.

Sneak Peak at our dish: “Chilled gazpacho of roasted yellow tomatoes and peppers, cucumber, fennel, sweet corn and smoked paprika, garnished with a fennel creme fraiche and radish”

Hope we will see you there!

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Crispy chickpea falafel on romaine, watermelon, cucumber, honey yogurt and harissa sauce.


New poultry inspection rules at Dept of Agriculture

Photo NY Times 2011

According to a July 31, 2014 article in the New York Times, the US Department of Agriculture has just released new rules for inspections during processing of poultry.  Couple o’ highlights:

1)  Poultry processing plants will now be responsible for inspecting themselves.

2)  New rules would set the maximum speed of processing lines at inspection points at 140 birds per minute.

What part of this was supposed to make me feel better about industrial chicken?

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Let us do the cooking.


Whole natural Washington chicken for 2, roasted to your order at Cafe Presse or to take home.

Too hot to turn on the oven at home?  Let us cook a chicken for you, to enjoy either here at Café Presse or to take to “chez vous”.  You can choose a cold half-chicken served with mayonnaise and a summer salad  or a whole chicken roasted to order for you, with or without pommes frites.

Check out our menus for full details.

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We have Air Conditioning


Summer heat got you down?  Its cool in here!

Both Cafe Presse and Le Pichet have air conditioning.  Join us for something cool to drink and some cool breezes.

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CP New Menu Summer 2014 clafouti

Clafoutis with summer berries

Fete “la Révolution” tomorrow at Le Pichet

Bastille Day 2014 Poster

Please join us for a cafe-style celebration of the birth of the Republique.  We will be toasting the Quatorze Juillet with live music and a special menu of Paris street food.

No Cover, No Reservations, Everyone Welcome!



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Summer Menu has begun at Café Presse

CP New Menu Summer 2014 clafouti

Summer berry clafouti, served warm with whipped cream and confectioners sugar.

The Summer menu 2014 started last Friday at Cafe Presse.  The full menu is available on our website now so check it out on line or in person.  And here are photos of just a few of the new dishes from the Friday morning staff tasting. Continue reading

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