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, Dinner, Free Wi-Fi, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Snacks Available, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge
Daily 4-6 pm, 11 pm-1:30 am (specially priced appetizer menu, $12-$17 bottles of wine, $9.50 beer and a shot, $6-$7.50 cocktails).