Cafe Presse—brought to you by the people of Le Pichet
—is goodness incarnate: pretty but not fancy, and serving simple, good French food from the crack of dawn until two in the morning (in Seattle, a miracle). Among the (many) great menu items: the epitome of an omelet, the world’s best green salad, a grilled-sardine sandwich, a cheesy-hammy-creamy croque monsieur, a giant slab of chicken-liver terrine, steak frites, a daily fish special, and more. Cafe Presse is pretty much a civic treasure.
1117 12th Ave,
Hours: Daily 7 am-2 am
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap Eats, Free Wi-Fi, Late-Night Dining, Romantic, To Go
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Snacks Available, Free Wi-Fi
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge
Daily 4-6 pm (all bottles of wine available to drink in house for take out prices [$10-$16 per bottle], plus a specially priced wine-friendly snack menu), 11 pm-1:30 am (specially priced beer, drinks and wine; specially priced snack menu including croque monsieur or madame and $4.00 pommes frites).