Information & Reservations:
(206) 282-4830

Hours:
Lunch - 11am-3pm Daily
Dinner - 5pm-10pm Daily
Brunch - 8am-3pm Weekends

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407 Cedar Street
Seattle, WA 98121
Near the Chief Sealth statue

"If it weren't for the statue of Chief Seattle out the window-and a certain oversize Needle-you'd swear that was the leafy West Village out the window. But you're in the cozy brick-walled boite known as Tilikum Place Café whose lived-in ease not only makes Belltown feel like a neighborhood, it leaves you quite unprepared for the exacting food. Chef Ba Culbert's savory appetizer tarts are rich with bacon and fine Gruyere, and meltingly crusted; her celeriac soup a fathomless marvel topped with smoky paprika and caramelized pear. Dinners are comforting affairs-perhaps a moist, charry pork chop with polenta cake and greens and grilled figs; or, the headliner, an ethereal, smoky pan-seared chicken paprikash. Everything, including the long, luscious list of housemade desserts, tastes more careful and authentic than it ought to at prices this low. A treasure."
- Seattle Met

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Picture a welcoming European café with American comfort and you have the Tilikum Place Café. Named after the Chinook word for "welome," Tilikum lives up to its name. Chef/Owner Ba Culbert serves up savory and sweet delicacies that are sure to warm your soul and put a smile on your face."
- Seattleite

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"If you plan to visit the Space Needle (and even if you don t), it s worth seeking out this nearby, yet easy-to-miss café. Big windows open onto Cedar Street, letting in whatever sun the forecast allows. No matter the weather, the interior has a welcoming vibe, from the bookshelves displaying an eclectic mix of wine bottles, glassware, and vases to thoughtful touches like the bite-size cookies that accompany French-press coffee. Dig into other comforts like Dutch babies (baked pancakes with roasted apples, for example) and baked eggs in cast-iron pans."
- Travel and Leisure   "America's Best Brunches"

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"Tilikum Place Café near Seattle Center is an inviting spot where a European vibe meets a vibrant contemporary American menu that segues smoothly from baked beans and Dutch babies to house-made pastas, savory tarts and chicken with dumplings."
- The Seattle Times

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"Nestled on a tree-lined street under Seattle's Space Needle, Chef Ba Culbert has cooked up something unique a place that makes you feel warm and cozy inside and out. From the well-trained staff and carefully designed menu, to the welcoming bar and attention to the smallest of details, Tilikum Place Café has quickly become Belltown's most beloved eatery."
- Seattle Beer Week

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