Cafe Selam

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Cafe Selam translated to Amharic means "Cafe Peace." In a friendly family environment, we dish up fresh Ethiopian food made with organic ingredients when possible. We've proudly served Seattle for nearly a decade, and look forward to the next decade to come.

5 Best Savory Breakfasts in Seattle


Cafe Selam has the best Foul in Seattle? Of course we do! Seattle's long days and early morning sunshine make it easy(er) to wake up early, giving us extra hours to get in that pre-work run, neaten up the house, or (let's be honest here) eat a really killer breakfast. There is no shortage of savory brunch, no sho

8 Fantastic Ethiopian Restaurants around Seattle

Check out this article that Cafe Selam is featured in! Start with a few of Seattle Eater's favorite Ethiopian restaurants, ask for staff recommendations, and you'll be craving ayeb in no time. By Julia Wayne | [

Cafe Selam fans - our signature breakfast dish, Foul, was reviewed at Seattle's Komo News!

“The Foul is the star of the show, fava beans cooked until they are almost a soup, the warm serrano peppers matched by a cool cheese and slices of hard-boiled egg.”
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Cafe Selam - Lonely Planet

Cafe Selam Featured on Lonely Planet

Woah, cool... we are one of Lonely Planet's recommended Seattle restaurants now! That's quite an honor—and of course they love our food—but why are they making up stories about our windows? See their review here.

Happy New Years!
Cafe Selam The windows could do with a scrub and the table's a bit wobbly, but you don't come to Selam in the CD's proverbial 'Little Ethiopia' for...

[12/12/14]   Hello Customers of Cafe Selam,
We have some very exciting news! We will NOW BE OPEN ON MONDAYS! We will have the same opening and closing times of 10 am to 9 pm! Now you can get your fix of Ethiopian food at Cafe Selam everyday :)
Thank you!

[06/19/14]   Hello Customers of Cafe Selam,
WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY JUNE 30th to THURSDAY JULY 10th due to maintenance. We will reopen on Friday July 11th at our regular opening time of 10 am. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please get your fix of Ethiopian food before we are closed for this period of time!
Thank you,
Cafe Selam

[08/31/13]   Hello Customers of Cafe Selam,
We have recently been a little behind on posts due to our busy work schedule at the restaurant We will try our best to be more active and we appreciate all the support we get from this lovely page.
Cafe Selam

Cafe Selam Closed Christmas, Tuesday December 25th Cafe Selam will be closed on Tuesday December 25th for Christmas! We will re-open on 10 am Wednesday December 26th. Happy Holidays, Cafe Selam

The Seattle Eater loves Foul at Cafe Selam! The Seattle Eater loves Foul at Cafe Selam! See the link.

Cafe Selam Closed Thanksgiving, Thursday November 22nd Cafe Selam wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. If you’ve had enough of turkey and pie, we will be open for breakfast at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 23rd. CS


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2715 E Cherry St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 9pm
Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm
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