Portage Bay Cafe

Portage Bay Cafe

Local. Organic. Sustainable.

Eat like you give a damn!

We serve local, organic, sustainable breakfast, lunch & brunch in four Seattle neighborhoods. We also host private dinner events in our bright, open cafes.

The Portage Bay Buddha Bowl is among our most popular salads. If you are looking for a fresh, healthy lunch option with PNW-sourced ingredients, this may be the one for you.

This salad includes an organic mix of spring greens & pea vines in lemon tahini vinaigrette, topped with organic quinoa & farro, turmeric roasted cauliflower, organic cherry tomato, rainbow carrots, local radishes & red chief lentils. We finish it off with pan-seared organic island springs tofu on top!

#EatLikeYouGiveaDamn #supportthepnw #saladsrock

Portage Bay Cafe co-owner John Gunnar touring Boldly Grown Farm at Viva Farms in Skagit County. Special thanks to Osprey Hill Farm for organizing our farm tours this summer!

[09/06/18]   Ugh. Due to an ongoing power outage in South Lake Union (12 hours now!) our cafe in that neighborhood will be closed today.


What Kind Of French Toast Are You?

Asking the real questions..

"What Kind of French Toast are You?"


buzzfeed.com Ever curious which Portage Bay French Toast best represents you? Take this quiz to find out!


Portage Bay Cafe & Catering | Seattle Brunch And Breakfast

It's a #GlutenFree weekend at Portage Bay Cafe SOUTH LAKE UNION!

In honor of our sous chef Collin’s birthday, we've created this delicious gluten free menu!

• Corned Beef Benedict
• Breakfast Tacos with options for tofu or beef
• Potato Pancakes
• Biscuits & Gravy
• House Made Nutella and Banana Crepes
• The Kitchen Sink Scramble (pork & chicken sausage, bacon, garlic, herbs, & onions)

Reservations HERE:



The Story Behind the Spice: Meet the Bonache Hot Sauce Company

We love our hot sauce selection from #Seattle's Bonache Sauce Company! Check out this piece to learn the history of the company and how they came up with that name!

#supportlocal #seattlelocalbiz #eatlikeyougiveadamn


portagebaycafe.com Meet the company behind some of Portage Bay’s favorite hot sauces.


RainierAvenueRadio.World | Shows

Portage Bay Cafe co-owner John Gunnar talking today at 3:30pm with the “Change Your Food - Change Your Life” radio show on Rainieravenueradio.world.

Air times this week:
Aug. 28th: 3:30pm
Aug. 30th: 8:30pm
Aug. 31st: 11am

Tune in here:

#eatlikeyougiveadamn #eatlocal #listenlocal

rainieravenueradio.world Community-produced talk, sports, music, news and special events serving Central and Southeast Seattle.

Have you tried our Veggie Schwarma?!?

This dish features house-made naan with a baba ghanoush spread, plus farmers cheese, roasted organic seasonal vegetables, crisp falafel patties, garnish of tzatziki, and topped with organic cucumber and tomato!


Off-the-Chain Eats

Portage Bay Cafe will be featured on Season 10 of the Travel Channel's 'Food Paradise' this September!

Check out upcoming airings of the episode here: https://www.travelchannel.com/shows/food-paradise/episodes/off-the-chain-eats

#eatlikeyougiveadamn #FoodParadise #seattlelocal

travelchannel.com From a 14-pound mountain of nachos and a barbecue a sandwich as mighty as the Mississippi to a two-pork punch of a breakfast burrito, these citywide franchises have gone off the chain.

Portage Bay Lake Union 10k 2018

Great video of the Portage Bay Cafe Lake Union 10K from the August 13th race in #Seattle!

Special thanks to our friends at 5focus Physical Therapy and DG Photography!


Highlight video of Lake Union 10k on August 12th, 2018.

Love salads but don't want to leave lunch hungry? Our Flank Steak Salad might be for you!

This salad includes #organic local romaine & kale, lemon-herb vinaigrette, topped with fresh, organic red onion & cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta, toasted pine nuts & Double R Ranch grass-fed flank steak.

#eatlikeyougiveadamn #eatfresh #seattlelocal


A Look Inside the Portage Bay Bakery

Did you know that all the bread and pastries served at Portage Bay Cafe are made fresh by our very own bakery team!?

#eatfresh #eatlikeyougiveadamn #bakeitlocal


portagebaycafe.com All our bread and pastries are made in a bakery at the South Lake Union location.

[08/11/18]   The Portage Bay Cafe Lake Union 10K is THIS Sunday, 8/12!

Proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of Puget Sound, so come out and cheer for a good cause!

Love Eggs Benedict, but can’t decide which one to get? Try the Benedict Sampler!

This tasty dish includes one each of our dungeness crab cake, smoked salmon & west coast benedicts.

#eatlikeyougiveadamn #whichbenny?”

Lake Union 10K

Looking to volunteer this Sunday and help support Girls on the Run of Puget Sound AND get a free breakfast from us?!?

The Portage Bay Cafe Lake Union 10K is this weekend and we still need a few volunteers! See details below & thank you!

We are still looking for a few volunteers for Sunday! If you are not running or walking, please consider supporting those that are. Comes with free Portage Bay Cafe breakfast, a tech running shirt and eternal gratitude of lots of runners and walkers. Sign up below and thank you!!!


Portage Bay Cafe visits Osprey Hill Farm

Thank you to our friends at Osprey Hill Farm in Acme, Washington for the amazing tour and for working with Portage Bay Cafe!

#supportlocalfarms #eatlikeyougiveadamn


portagebaycafe.com Get to know one of Portage Bay’s partners, Osprey Hill Farm.

The Portage Bay Cafe Lake Union 10K is this Sunday, August 12th! Registration includes a post-race breakfast on us - just a few spots left!

Register here: http://lakeunion10k.com/register.html

5focus Physical Therapy

The 10th annual Lake Union 10K is just 10 days away! Come support Girls on the Run of Puget Sound and celebrate 10 years of 10K with us!

For more information about how the Lake Union 10K was founded and how the partnership with Portage Bay Cafe came to be, check out this blog post!

Portage Bay Cafe is proud to support the Seattle Reign's youth soccer program! The Reign season is under way and they take on the Washington Spirit this Sunday at Memorial Stadium!

Tickets are still available here: https://www.reignfc.com/tickets/

#makeitreign #eatlikeyougiveadamn

Our classic french toast is made with organic, house-made challah bread, rich egg batter, and a powdered sugar garnish, plus 100% pure, organic maple syrup to top it off!

#tuesdaybrunchwhynot #eatlikeyougiveadamn

This man came in prepared for pancakes!
What do you put on YOUR Portage Bay breakfast?



What do Mike Hopkins and the UW Huskies have in store for an encore?

“...We found Portage Bay Cafe right on Roosevelt. It’s my vice. It’s where I go. It’s like my Cheers. I go there and they’re like, ‘Hey Coach, how are you?’ I go, ‘I’ll take the eggs benedict.’ My son everyday is like ‘Dad can we go to Portage Bay?’"

- Washington Husky Men's Basketball Coach Mike Hopkins

Thanks for the love, Mike! Come see us anytime & go #Huskies!!


seattletimes.com Fifteen months on the job, Hopkins reflects on resurrecting a downtrodden UW basketball program. Husky fans head into Year 2 with the former Syracuse assistant buoyed by his infectious optimism that made him a surprise darling of Montlake last season.

“The more Hives we can support in our communities, the better chance these beautifully delicate creatures that we depend on for so much will have.” - Shipwreck Apiaries #Seattle

We are proud to carry Shipwreck in our cafes and couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

#savethebees #pnwhoney #supportlocal


What Portage Bay Dish Are You?

What Portage Bay Cafe dish are YOU?
Take this awesome quiz made by one of our employees and find out!


buzzfeed.com Find out if you're more omelette or French toast.

Ahh, migas…where would we be without you?

This dish is a favorite among customers for both breakfast and lunch, and includes 3 #organic Stiebrs Farms, Inc. eggs scrambled with chipotle & cumin, Tillamook Creamery medium & sharp cheddar, fresh basil, cilantro-lime crema & house-made salsa; all folded into a large, organic flour tortilla.

We are open until 2pm on weekdays and 2:30p on weekends. Come see us and #EatLikeYouGiveADamn!


Have you tried our smoked brisket sandwich?!

House-smoked & shredded Snake River Ranch beef brisket, tomatillo aioli, Beechers flagship cheddar, pasilla pepper & corn slaw, on a soft house-made potato bun! Available for lunch at all four #Seattle locations!

Beecher's Handmade Cheese #eatlocalseattle #eatlikeyougiveadamn

Portage Bay Cafe Roosevelt's specials for this week look mighty tasty!

Which Portage Bay Cafe location do YOU visit most often?

Get a $10 discount on your registration for the Portage Bay Cafe Lake Union 10k 2018 for teams of 6 or more!

The race is August 12th, and space is limited, so sign up now!

Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Puget Sound and you get a post-race breakfast from us!

#lakeunion10k #getpumped #summer2018 #portagebaycafe

Lake Union 10K

We are over 75% sold out and will most likely sell out before race day. If you are on the fence, jump on over!! You will not be disappointed supporting Girls on the Run of Puget Sound and running a flat, fast fully supported 10K course with views and finishing with a medal and a Portage Bay Cafe breakfast! www.lakeunion10k.com

Happy Foodie Friday!

#PortageBayCafe is excited to feature our new 21 Acres omelette! This tasty dish is filled with #organic summer #vegetables from our friends at 21 Acres in Woodinville!

We are proud to support 21 Acres and #PNW farms and want to share our farm to table meals with you at any of our 4 locations!

Make reservations at https://www.portagebaycafe.com/
More about 21 ACRES: http://21acres.org

Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 As you can see, we’re happy to celebrate our independence here at Portage Bay Cafe! Come join us as all four locations will be open during our regular hours of 7am-2pm.

Have a great holiday and hope to see you there! 🥞🍓🎆

Make your reservations now: https://www.portagebaycafe.com/

#PortageBayCafe #IndependentPBaes #alldaybrunch #Seattle

[07/03/18]   All four locations are open our regular hours tomorrow, July 4th! Come by and see us before your day in the sun!

Good morning! ☀️ Just a friendly reminder to come say hello and have some delicious food at your #FavoriteBrunch spot this weekend! Four #Seattle locations and we are open until 2:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. See you soon! 🥞🍴💕

Make your reservations here: https://www.portagebaycafe.com/

#PortageBayCafe #MunchOnBrunch

Hey! You should sign up for the Portage Bay Cafe Lake Union 10K! Get free post-race breakfast from us and help benefit Girls on the Run of Puget Sound.🍓🥞🥓🍳🏃‍♀️ 🏃 #DoGoodthenEatGood #lakeunion10k2018 #girlsontherun

Lake Union 10K

Sign up for the Portage Bay Cafe Lake Union 10k 2018 before June 30th to beat the race price increase! Free post-race breakfast from us, plus the race benefits Girls on the Run of Puget Sound!

#TBT to 2013, where our race shirts looked just like the ☀️☀️☀️ Don't miss the fun and Portage Bay Cafe french toast this year! Register now before prices increase on June 30th! Benefits Girls on the Run of Puget Sound.

It’s bacon week in Australia! 🥓 While we’re not “down under,” we still love tasty bacon from the PNW! Come try out our pepper bacon from our friends at Hill Meat Company!

Make your reservations here: https://www.portagebaycafe.com/

#baconweek2018 #hillspepperbacon #sizzlininseattle #portagebaycafe #farmtotable #seattle #brunch

Happy Pride Day from Portage Bay Cafe! #Pride2018 #PortageGayCafe #OrganicallyGay #LoveisLove

Portage Bay Cafe is proud to celebrate #Pride! Happy Pride Day! #Pride2018 #PortageGayCafe #OrganicallyGay #MadeThisWay #LoveisLove

Our first Pride Float is almost ready! See you tomorrow!

We are putting the finishing touches on our #SeattlePRIDE float! Are you coming to the Seattle Pride Parade this Sunday!?

Parade Details HERE:

#seattlepride #portagegaycafe #proudbecausewegiveadamn Seattle Pride Seattle PrideFest

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4130 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 14:00
Thursday 07:00 - 14:00
Friday 07:00 - 14:00
Saturday 07:30 - 14:30
Sunday 07:30 - 14:30
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