609 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 624-4516 Website
Categories: Bar, Restaurant
Cafe Venus' Sputnik sandwich hovers in Reuben territory, but substitutes pastrami for corned beef and sweet, sweet caramelized onions for sauerkraut. The mac and cheese is also otherworldly, full of golden-toned saffron and a stiff spine of garlic. Also: salads, soups, pizzas, etc., plus a freakishly awesome little back bar AND bands at the Mars Bar next door.
Serving Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am-10 pm (bar until 2 am),
Sat–Sun 10 am-3 pm and 6-11 pm (bar until 2 am).
Price Range: $
Make a beeline through the glossy red cafe and head toward the dark and smoky bar. Beer on tap includes Guinness, New Belgium, and Hales. For cocktailers seeking a caffeine kick, try a Black Hole Smartmaker (Guinness, Jameson and a full shot of Vivace espresso) or a Zotini (Vivace espresso, kahlua, vodka).