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