Information & Reservations:
Lunch - 11am-3pm Daily
Dinner - 5pm-10pm Daily
Brunch - 8am-3pm Weekends
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
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."
"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"
"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
"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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