Volunteer Park Cafe Now Serves Dinner
One of my favorite neighborhood hangouts, Volunteer Park Café, has just started serving dinner. I should clarify by “hangout” I don’t mean to detract from the food, which is delicious. But I just like the warm neighborhood feel of the place.
I sampled a few of the “small plates” before they started their dinner service. The Oven-Fired Fondue with taleggio, pistachio crust and truffle honey was heaven for the creamy-crunchy juxtaposition of textures. I just love rich cheese and this was a delight.
Seattle has a tremendous dearth of quality Indian food. If you go on Tuesday nights you’ll be treated to Anjana’s southern Indian cuisine. Wednesdays feature Housemade Meatloaf. Thursdays, Cafe Chicken. Friday, The Angel’s Pasta. And Saturday, Daily ‘Pot.’ They also serve a variety of pizzas. I sampled the Margherita and it was excellent. They also offer a large assortment of small plate appetizers and salads. The Cafe offers an excellent wine selection.
It is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-8PM. They serve special multi-course wine dinners on the second Friday of each month. This is the menu for the last one they hosted in March.
If you visit, tell Heather and Erica Tikun Olam sent you and give regards from Richard.
Volunteer Park Cafe (two blocks east of Volunteer Park north entrance)
1501 17th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
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I’ll have to check it out my next trip to Seattle (not sure when that is going to happen – I have very limited paid vacation and we are going to Vermont this summer for a wedding – plus my sister who lives in Seattle is getting married in Indiana this summer as well…)
If you ever make it to Chiacgo – we’ll head to Devon Avenue – there are so many good Indian places there you’d definitely get your fill!
Last time I was in Seattle, about a year ago, I finally visited Volunteer Park with a couple friends. I’ve visited Seattle I think 5 times in my life (not a lot for an Oregonian), but I hadn’t made it up there to the Park before. Man, it’s nice up there. I walked up to the top of that tower where you have a great view of the Lake to the East and the downtown to the West and South (I think I have my bearings correct there). I don’t know or can’t remember if I noticed the cafe you’re talking about. I may not have been in that area. Seattle’s a great city. I like the Capitol Hill neighborhood the best.
We like Seattle too. Though with a brother in Salem, we like Oregon as well. Capitol Hill is our most colorful, entertaining & dramatic neighborhood for sure. But there are other wonderful neighborhoods as well.
That water tower is impressive & built during the Olmstead era. You do have yr bearings & directions right.
The Cafe only opened last Nov. so prob. wasn’t there then. It was called Cafe Europa in its past life but much diff. than what’s there now.