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Fonte Coffee Roaster Cafe

1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 888-783-6683
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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06:00 - 18:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to this coffee house and viewing a CNN TV, opened our eyes to the latest buffoonery spewed from the lips of the village idiot in the White House, we enjoyed the best Latte' we've ever had. Very creamy froth adorned the surface of...More

Thank bill s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for quick drinks after visiting the Seattle Art Museum nearby. My iced americano with white chocolate was smooth, no burnt flavor. My hubby enjoyed the nitro cold brew, and my son relaxed with a nice chamomile tea. Very tasty! Drop your Starbucks addiction,...More

Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We were looking for a bit of breakfast and the concierge at the Fairmont suggested we stroll down University to Fonte's Cafe. It's a great neighborhood, with lots to see and the Museum of Art right across the street, but as far as coffee shops...More

Thank PilotMike2009
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Needed a quick breakfast before heading to the train station. The cafe side opens up at 6 am for pastries and drinks. At about 8 am the breakfast side opens and you can order your breakfast and someone will take it to your table. I...More

Thank Travelsites
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Looking for a quick caffeine jolt, we stopped into Fonte for a latte wakeup and more. The coffee was great as was their great selection of pastries. Can't beat bagel, lox, and cream cheese for $8.50!

Thank markofm
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Starbucks may own Seattle, but you will do much better at this place for both coffee (really great) and food. We had a terrific breakfast here including steel cut oatmeal and cheese/egg sandwich on croissant. Highly recommended.

Thank NJChisoxFan
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying near Pikes Public Market and all of the places serving light breakfasts were PACKED everyday, so we ventured a short walk down 1st ave towards the museum and found Fonte. They make EXCELLENT espresso drinks and have a nice selection of pastries...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I stopped in while touring downtown area. Great coffee! Did not try any of the food options but everything smelled and looked great! Would not be disappointed if you stopped in!

Thank Audra M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Very tasty breakfast. The service was very friendly. We really enjoyed the Fantastic coffee. Cool little place.

Thank cherylflea
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I stopped in here before a visit to the Art museum and glad I did. The coffee is superb and exceeds its many competitors, in my opinion. Great choice of pastries. It appeared they also had more substantial, lunch time kinds of offerings later in...More

Thank Decoamie
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 15
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
    (Union and 1st)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 888-783-6683
  • E-mail
After 20 years of roasting premium coffee from its headquarters in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, Fonté Coffee Roaster opened its first café in downtown Seattle in August 2009.

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Seattle across from the Seattle Art Museum, Fonté Café is a European-inspired bistro serving specialty coffee, brunch or lunch café fare, and house-baked pastries and grab-and-go items. The coffee bar features varieties from Fonté's Special Selection Series, roasted at its own facility in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.
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