Seattle >Alki Cafe
Came in a few minutes before 7PM on a Saturday. We did not realize they were about to close. After spending a few minutes getting ready to place our order the woman behind the counter finally mentioned they were about to close. Really need to get their radar up to be more helpful to customers (maybe she was just tired after the end of the shift or something).
Great food by the water. We were hungry after hanging out at the beach. We decided to try lunch at Alki cafe. We have no complaints. I ordered the mushroom burger and it was delicious. Fries were good also. Although restaurant was very busy, I was surprised by the attentiveness and friendliness of our waitress . My wife had a salad which was also very good. Great food.......excellent service.....reasonable prices......while enjoying the view.......what else can you ask for. Next time we're there, we're definitely trying their breakfast foods.
I WON'T patronize this restaurant again. I have never written a review before today. My daughter and I enjoy getting together for brunch on weekends. Today was our first time eating at Alki Cafe. The location was very nice with a view of Alki Beach. We ordered the $11.95 Italian Benedict modified to our vegetarian taste. It was ok, nothing special. We have had better for less money. When the bill arrived, we questioned the waitress about it, as we confirmed the price before ordering. Next thing we knew the owner came out, arms crossed, glaring at my daughter, and suddenly the atmosphere turned hostel. I have never before been treated so rudely when I have eaten out. Up until this point we were enjoying our time together; which at that point left us feeling very uncomfortable. I am normally a generous tipper; not today. Needless to say we will not eat here again, nor will I recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Sorry to hear that your experience at Alki Cafe wasn't a pleasant one. My husband and I are new owners of Alki Cafe. We took ownership of the restaurant in April of 2009. Many customers approached us with great compliments on how pleasant our staff have become since we became owners. Please give us another try. Your breakfast or lunch will on the house. Hope to see you soon.
SKIP IT. This place does not appreciate PAYING customers. Management doe not have a clue about customer serivce. Save yourself the stress and make scrambled eggs and toast at home... it'll taste much better!
My mother (who is from California) and I stopped in at the Alki Cafe on Wednesday for a late brunch and we had a great time. Our server was warm and friendly, she offered wonderful recommendations and answered our questions thoroughly. The food was done within fifteen minutes, my coffee level was never lower than half a cup and we were allowed to sit at our table as long as we wanted.
Which is why I was surprised to read all of these horrible reviews! I highly suggest it- awesome service, great variety and wonderful location.
**Try the crab benedict, you won't be sorry**
HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. The owner actually yelled at us for being there. We had a party of 13. the waitress was very nice. We received our food and as we were eating, the owner actually came over and broke into a tirade about how he couldn't seat 13 people - AFTER WE HAD ALREADY ORDERED AND RECEIVED OUR FOOD. This guy is a world class bafoon. i've never seen anything like it. We will never frequent this establishment again and hope you rethink your meal plans as well. Nobody wants to be harassed by the owner of a restaurant in which you are dining and PAYING.
Yea, it's alright,. Just ok cafe, good benedict. The atmosphere is a little clinical but the cheese sauce is good. Service was attentive and good.
Must try benedicts. This is a great little breakfast spot with outstanding benedicts. If you are a purist, you may shy away from the unorthodox hollandaise, however, there's nothing to fear.
Lovely service, beautiful location and great food to top it off!!!.
For those reviews complaining about the service, I can't help ask the question: was the "horrible" server justified in being rude? Often times it can be the patron who deserves a poor review....Ten minutes is NOT LONG AT ALL to wait for a busy server to take an order, especially in a gem like the Alki Cafe. My husband and I make the journey over the West Seattle Bridge just to enjoy brunch at Alki. It has a lovely charm about it and we get great service even on the packed Sunday mornings. One server is so sweet that we asked her name specifically for this review.
My husband and I highly recommend this spot. For delicious food at a resonable price head to West Seattle and ask for Sarah to serve you. :) She is geniunely friendly and truly adds to the ambiance of the Alki Cafe.
My husband always orders the crabcakes, but I really enjoy the gingerbread pancakes. Try them, you'll love them!!!
Terrible Customer Service!.
My friend and I went to the Alki Cafe this morning and were truly appalled by the awful service we received. After being seated and ordering our drinks we waited nearly 10 minutes without a server asking to take our order. When we politely asked the server if we could order, she ignored us and sent over the hostess who rudely and loudly informed us that the server was very busy. Once we received our food, not one person came by to check on us throughout our entire meal. Needless to say, we left a very small tip. When the waitress saw, she said "Don't bother!" and stormed off.
I used to be a regular patron of the Alki Cafe however I can no longer recomend this restaurant. The sevice was beyond terrible.
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