Cafe Presse

French Onion Soup returns Friday October 2nd!

This Friday at both Le Pichet and Café Presse!

Made with onions, garlic, chicken stock, sherry and thyme, topped with brown bread croutons and melted Comté  cheese, our famous soupe a l’oignon gratinée is an annual fall and winter favorite. 

New this year, we are offering Bake-at-Home onion soup kits!  You provide the oven and the baking dish, we provide the rest, including heating instructions! 

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New tables outside at Café Presse

Here at Café Presse, we have taken the City of Seattle up on its offer to allow restaurants to use curbside parking spaces for Temporary Sidewalk Cafes. Starting today, we have additional outdoor seating to better enjoy the sunshine. This additional outdoor seating will disappear at the end of the summer, so come by and give the new tables a try!

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Happy Birthday Café Presse!

Café Presse first opened its doors on this date in 2007. Since that time it has been our pleasure and honor to welcome our neighbors, our guests and our friends everyday, from morning coffee to the last nightcap way past midnight. Café Presse has reopened for limited days and hours. However, we look forward to being open more and more as the summer progresses and finally getting back to what we have always done: being their for you everyday all day. Cheers!
-Café Presse

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Café Presse to Re-Open this Friday June 12th!

New Temporary Hours: Friday Saturday and Sunday
11:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us starting this Friday for table service in the Dining Room and on the Deck.
Seating strictly limited as required by WA State

Also offering Take-out and Delivery.
Visit our website for full details and menu.

Reservations?    During our business hours, give us a call.
Outside of business hours please email at Email reservations are not confirmed until you receive confirmation reply

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This week’s menu at Café Presse

Sunday Supper at Café Presse
Order Ahead Only for pickup Sunday

Menu changes each week and is posted every Tuesday.

Ordering closes at 2pm Sunday and quantities are limited
so order early!

Falafels Merguez Sausage, Poulet rôti and more!

Click here to see the menu and order

Questions? Special requests? Email us at

Looking for Saturday Dinner? Check out Le Pichet’s Saturday Order-Ahead Dinner!

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St.-Valentine’s Day Take-Home Dinner

Let Café Presse cook dinner at your house this year!

Menu for two – $65

Terrine de fruits de mer et de lieu noir fumé
Terrine of fresh and smoked white fish with a salad of frisée lettuce, charred leeks, fennel, dill and cornichon-caper vinaigrette

Poulet rôti, pommes frites et mayonnaise
Whole NW natural free-range chicken, roasted to your order, with pommes frites and mayonnaise

Torte au chocolat et au bourbon
Dense flourless chocolate-bourbon torte for two served with Bing cherry coulis and whipped cream 

       Add a bottle of sparking wine:                                                          $19.25
Domaine d’Orfeuilles Brut Rosé Touraine NV

      Add a 10-piece bag of our salted-butter caramels:                    $7.00
      Made with local organic honey and sweet butter, individually wrapped

Special dinner available for take-out only. Not available through for delivery
Pre-order required.   Call 206.709.7674  before 6pm on February 13 to pre-order.
Your dinner will be ready for pickup at the time you choose between 5pm and 10pm on February 14th


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New dessert for winter as well!

Sweet pastry crust with dark chocolate ganache, carmel and cashews, served with whipped cream

Winter means new desserts as well. Check out the new creations from Café Presse pastry chef Allyson Lanter

Walnut-date-orange bread pudding served warm with honey-North African spice ice cream
Our famous gateau de riz grandmere, caramelized riced cake served with vanilla poached pineapple and fresh cream
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Winter Menu at Café Presse

Crispy confit duck leg served on res winter wheat berries simmered with parsnips and finished with garlic-parsley-cognac butter

Café Presse Chef de Cuisine James O’Hern has rolled out his Winter 2020 menu full of dishes that will warm you up on a cold winter day. Here as some photos to whet your appetite. You can check out our full menu here.

Salade of Belgian endive, cow’s milk bleu cheese, walnuts and Dijon vinaigrette. Add sliced of house smoked moulard duck breast for $4
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Watch the debate at Café Presse

Join us for the last Democratic Debates before the voting starts!

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Viewing starts at 6:00 pm

The front room at Café Presse

No reservations, no cover, everyone is welcome!
Checkout out our on-line event calendar  for up to date event information 

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New Year’s Eve Take-out Dinner from Café Presse

Thinking of New Year’s Eve at home this year?
Let Café Presse do the cooking!

Ring in 2019 chez vous, away from the crowds
Choose dinner only or add a bottle of sparkling wine
Order one for a romantic dinner or several and make it a party!
Includes party hats, noisemakers and confetti!

Special Take-Home Menu for two:   $60.00
Menu with a bottle Sparking Wine:  $78.00
(Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV sparkling)

Available for Take-out only.  Not available through any home delivery service.
Pre-Order required

Order at  206.709.7674 before 4pm on Monday 12/30
Your dinner will be ready to pick up at the time you choose between 5pm and 10pm on New Year’s Eve.

Menu for Two

Sardines grillées, salade aux endives et aux oranges sanguines
Grilled Spanish sardines, salade of Belgian endive, frilly red mustard greens, blood orange supremes, candied peel and blood orange vinaigrette
Poulet rôti, pommes frites et mayonnaise
Whole Washington State free-range chicken, roasted to your order, with pommes frites and mayonnaise
Truffes au chocolat faites maison
A 6 piece selection of our house-made chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa:
includes Chocolate-Grand Marnier, Chocolate-Chèvre, and Chocolate-Espresso
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