Volunteer Park Cafe

★★★★★
  • 1501 17th Ave E

    Seattle, WA 98112

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  • 206-328-3155

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Tue-Sat 5:30am-9pm

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I love this place. It is everything a neighborhood joint should be- friendly, local and have exceptional quality. Plus it gives me an excuse to explore the beautiful area. I can take my Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal cookie up to the park and enjoy in the beauty of Capitol Hill.

I have heard dinner is great there too, but I have never been.

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★★★★★

I love this place. It is everything a neighborhood joint should be- friendly, local and have exceptional quality. Plus it gives me an excuse to explore the beautiful area. I can take my Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal cookie up to the park and enjoy in the beauty of Capitol Hill.

I have heard dinner is great there too, but I have never been.

Pros: Amazing baked goods!

Cons: It gets hot in there in the summer

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Some friends and I just had the most amazing impromptu dinner / dessert experience! We all ordered different items off the menu and couldn't have been more pleased. The Pulled Pork Sandwich was to die for! I am not much of a meat eater; this was the best sandwich I have had. It was the perfect amount of food and I didn't feel guilty afterwards. My husband ordered one of their gourmet pizzas??s which was served on a cutting board. The presentation was nice and the taste was even better. One of our friend's order the Mini Mac which came out in a hot dish with cheesy / breaded goodness on top of the pasta. Oh wait, I am not done yet...the fresh berry crisp with vanilla ice cream was truly a treat. You must order it if you go. We polished off everything that was served to us. The service seemed fine and the atmosphere was pleasant. Try it out if you want to try something new. It's a little on the pricy side and the menu isn't huge, but you won't be disappointed by the quality.

2
★★★★★

Some friends and I just had the most amazing impromptu dinner / dessert experience! We all ordered different items off the menu and couldn't have been more pleased. The Pulled Pork Sandwich was to die for! I am not much of a meat eater; this was the best sandwich I have had. It was the perfect amount of food and I didn't feel guilty afterwards. My husband ordered one of their gourmet pizzas??s which was served on a cutting board. The presentation was nice and the taste was even better. One of our friend's order the Mini Mac which came out in a hot dish with cheesy / breaded goodness on top of the pasta. Oh wait, I am not done yet...the fresh berry crisp with vanilla ice cream was truly a treat. You must order it if you go. We polished off everything that was served to us. The service seemed fine and the atmosphere was pleasant. Try it out if you want to try something new. It's a little on the pricy side and the menu isn't huge, but you won't be disappointed by the quality.

Pros: Amazing Pulled Pork Sandwich

Cons: Awkward Outdoor Seating & Prices

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My husband and I had dinner here last night- it was gratifying experience. The atmosphere was pleasant and the meal was excellent. I remember when this charming neighborhood dwelling was a grocery store- they still have a "groceries" sign on the wall. I would not classify this place as "cheap eats", however- dinner with drinks and dessert was $70- which is what I would expect to pay at a restaurant of this caliber.

2
★★★★☆

My husband and I had dinner here last night- it was gratifying experience. The atmosphere was pleasant and the meal was excellent. I remember when this charming neighborhood dwelling was a grocery store- they still have a "groceries" sign on the wall. I would not classify this place as "cheap eats", however- dinner with drinks and dessert was $70- which is what I would expect to pay at a restaurant of this caliber.

Pros: Charming location, delectable food, extensive wine list- lots of beer choices, too

Cons: can't think of any

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I've been to this cafe several times and love the food. The salads are all great and the chicken pot-pie is the best I've had. Also, save room for dessert or a cookie. The counter-help/wait staff is unprofessional - they kind of just stand there, so there is a do-it-yourself element to having a meal here.

2
★★★★☆

I've been to this cafe several times and love the food. The salads are all great and the chicken pot-pie is the best I've had. Also, save room for dessert or a cookie. The counter-help/wait staff is unprofessional - they kind of just stand there, so there is a do-it-yourself element to having a meal here.

Pros: great food

Cons: service

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The food was great. Fresh, edgy, gorgeous. The waitron was enthusiastic but not very well versed in the finer details of slow/fresh/food. Very neighborhood-y in atmosphere but the neighbors are well-heeled. Plan on spending a fair amount (a "canof (4) cosmic carrots costs $6) and main dishes run around $20) as this is not cheap-eats. The prices are fair, I thought, considering the quality and care that went into the selection and preparation. This is good food, folks.

2
★★★★★

The food was great. Fresh, edgy, gorgeous. The waitron was enthusiastic but not very well versed in the finer details of slow/fresh/food. Very neighborhood-y in atmosphere but the neighbors are well-heeled. Plan on spending a fair amount (a "canof (4) cosmic carrots costs $6) and main dishes run around $20) as this is not cheap-eats. The prices are fair, I thought, considering the quality and care that went into the selection and preparation. This is good food, folks.

Pros: High quality ingredients

Cons: Wine selection is thin

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This is a great neighborhood addition. The food is very fresh and delicious. We have several suggestions. It would make dining more pleasurable if you were able to install better ventilation so that diners don't leave smelling like food. Counterhelp could be a little speedier. Overall, the food is worth the trip and we would recommend it for an intimate dining experience and fresh lunch.

2
★★★★☆

This is a great neighborhood addition. The food is very fresh and delicious. We have several suggestions. It would make dining more pleasurable if you were able to install better ventilation so that diners don't leave smelling like food. Counterhelp could be a little speedier. Overall, the food is worth the trip and we would recommend it for an intimate dining experience and fresh lunch.

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Volunteer Park Cafe is the cutest place and perfect for that neighborhood. They have delicious banana bread and a great lunch menu. I'll definitely go there for dinner some time, and I feel good supporting a small local business!

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★★★★★

Volunteer Park Cafe is the cutest place and perfect for that neighborhood. They have delicious banana bread and a great lunch menu. I'll definitely go there for dinner some time, and I feel good supporting a small local business!

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What a great neighborhood cafe! Even though the VPC has only been open a short while, it has the distinct feeling that it has been open for decades. The two lovely ladies who own and operate VPC utilize fresh seasonal and local ingredients for all their dishes. Standout dishes are the carmalized banana brioche french toast for breakfast, seasonal meat pies for a comfy lunch and the best meat loaf in town for dinner. The wine list is outstanding featuring many local and foreign reds. But perhaps the greatest strength of the cafe are the desserts. Items change daily and are made on the premises. This is the kind of place you can wear your pajamas to and feel comfortable. Service is very sincere and caring. Small children and four legged guests are welcome. Also, there is a great bubblegum selection!

2
★★★★★

What a great neighborhood cafe! Even though the VPC has only been open a short while, it has the distinct feeling that it has been open for decades. The two lovely ladies who own and operate VPC utilize fresh seasonal and local ingredients for all their dishes. Standout dishes are the carmalized banana brioche french toast for breakfast, seasonal meat pies for a comfy lunch and the best meat loaf in town for dinner. The wine list is outstanding featuring many local and foreign reds. But perhaps the greatest strength of the cafe are the desserts. Items change daily and are made on the premises. This is the kind of place you can wear your pajamas to and feel comfortable. Service is very sincere and caring. Small children and four legged guests are welcome. Also, there is a great bubblegum selection!

Pros: Seattle's Best Meal Loaf; Made On Premises Yummy Desserts; Authentic Friendliness

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This funky-chic neighborhood bistro is located in a former meat market and grocery store built in 1905.The straightforward cuisine features local and regional ingredients. Stop in for breakfast (all pastries are baked in-house) and enjoy a…

 

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