Open Hours: Mo to Th from 11:00am to 10:00pm,Fr from 11:00am to 05:00pm,Fr from 05:30pm to 11:00pm,Sa from 08:00am to 04:00pm,Sa from 05:30pm to 11:00pm,Su from 08:00am to 04:00pm,Su from 05:00pm to 10:00pm
Located above Pike Place Market , this cozy and very popular country-style French bistro called Cafe Campagne, sibling of upscale Campagne , serves ... More
Located above Pike Place Market , this cozy and very popular country-style French bistro called Cafe Campagne, sibling of upscale Campagne , serves traditional French fare. Sit at a small wooden table by the large windows that overlook busy Post Alley or at the counter. For breakfast, try the baked eggs with tomato and chevre. For lunch, the slow-cooked leg of duck is an excellent choice. And for dinner, try the pan-seared monkfish or braised lamb shank.
Can you say cat food? They actually served a bowl of mediocre greens with chunks of tuna straight out of a can and old, icky, hard-boiled eggs that tasted like they had been sitting out all morning. The dressing was unpleasant as well. When I ordered it, I assumed that it would be fresh tuna, because, duh, what restaurant, much less French restaurant, would have the gall to serve tuna out of a can, hardly even broken into small pieces like I would for my cat? The only acceptable place for canned tuna is in a tuna salad sandwich at a cheap sandwich place--or in a cat's bowl. Yuck. I would never go there again even if the rest of the menu were outstanding--just on principle.
I can't believe people love this place. I would not recommend Cafe Campagne to any out of town visitors nor would I return.
My visit was for a Sunday brunch with a moderately busy staff.
Even so, isn't Sunday brunch always busy?
The wait staff was cold at best, but mostly just rude. I waited for several minutes for the hostess to even notice I was around. My party had already been seated, I just wanted to join them.
The food was good, but portions were odd-sized. I felt ripped off. For example, a side dish of potatoes was a small plate with about five halves of small red potatoes. And, apparently, coffee refills, a standard in most restaurants, is unheard of in this cafe. Or our waitress simply forgot we were around.
My bill, for four breakfasts, two coffees, and two glasses of juice came to more than $80.
I won't be going back again. The food is good, but there are other places in Seattle with good food that also seem to understand the value of treating customers well. This cafe does not.