Seattle >Food & Dining > Beth's Cafe Restaurant
7311 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.682094 -122.344627
Neighborhoods: Phinney Ridge, Northwest, Northwest Seattle
Seattle is not known for its late night spots but at Beth's cafe the party never ends. Even if it's your first time you'll end up leaving Beth's feeling like a regular.
Perfect portions- I don’t eat a lot and so a breakfast place that has small portions is a plus for me! One egg, one pancake and one slice of bacon perfect!
WOW...We were shocked!!! – While visiting Seattle I recalled a man vs. food episode and suggested Beths Cafe to my wife and children. Upon enetering we were rudely seated!! The host commented "great, kids" and walked away. We sat there 15 or so minutes before we got someone to wait on us...there were only 3 other tables there and 2 already had food. When we ordered my son,14, ordered a 6 egg omlett and the waitress said no,"its a waist of food,it's too big for you, get something else". My wife said pardon me and the waitress said Iam not talking to you. The guy in the next booth said" stupid tourist". We got up and started to leave when this guy says good riddence...wtf did we do? Oh yeah..to .the guy who couldnt keep his mouth shut, I believe it was "Bob" or "Rob", I have your ear ring, it must got stuck in my hand
A rude, racist, homophopic establishment. – A group of my friends and I went to Beth's Cafe, solely for the purpose of seeing what the fuss was about. We saw a portion of the travel Network advocating Beth's cafe. As I was entering the restaurant, the host rudely mumbled something I was unable to understand so I politely ask him to repeat himself. He proceeded to treat me like I did not speak English and yelled "HOW-MANY?" in my face. As an Asian woman in Seattle who speaks perfect English I have never been treated in such blatantly aggressive xenophobic way. He took us to our table before we had a chance to sit down he said " what the hell? Don't eye f**k me. your in my house now, you don't like it, leave". Needless to say we walked out immediately, as we left he sneered "that's right". I have worked in food service, I understand the frustration with people who are rude and demanding. There was no provocation on our part I am deeply confused as to how a business can employ such a staff and remain solvent.
Great Food.. – It was worth the wait, and their menu was perfect for what we were looking for,
It's a Dive for sure! – I watches man vs. food episode and seen him order the Southwestern Exposure omelette. He competed with a friend to finish the omelette,but neither could. Now I now why. The chilli and egg combo don't work and the sour cream just made it worse.
After plowing through half of it just trying to see if my pallet would adjust was a mistake. I new if I took one more bite everything I ate would be back on the table.
Luckally I had a cigar in the car to rid me of the after taste.
If you go let your first instinct about the place guide you and find somewhere else to eat. I now believe Man vs. Food is all hype.
Avoid this place if you're gay or hungry!! – I went in this past Saturday evening around 10 PM to meet two people who had travelled here from Georgia and specifically wanted to go to Beth's, as they had been there years ago on another visit. They did not know I was coming so were seated and had just gotten their food when I arrived. They were seated at a booth for four (as that is basically all Beth's has). I asked the "waitress" for a menu and she refused, saying there was a "no joiner" policy on the weekend. I thought she was kidding as I have (nor has anyone I've spoken to since) ever heard of something so nonsensical! She went about her duties completely ignoring me, except for the occasional sneer and nasty look in my direction. The guy in the booth next to me said he had been refused service because he was in the restroom when she came and took the other members of his table's order - so three of them were served and he was not (although they did give him a milkshake, somehow.) I asked another waitress what the deal was and she reiterated this "no joiner policy." I asked to speak to the manager because I said I wasn't joining their ticket, just ordering something on my own and sitting at their table. This "manager" came to the table, snarled nastily, "that's the policy, deal with it" and walked off. The first "waitress" came back (clearly trying to smooth the situation so she wouldn't lose her tip) and tried to explain this "no joiner" thing was there so that the tables could be turned over sooner - I asked her about the two people that were sitting behind us playing cards holding up a table for four. She said they came in as two people...again, this made no sense! I asked, "so you're just refusing to serve me, right?" and she snarkily said, "with an attitude like that, yes." So I, a paying customer, was not allowed to order...still not sure how the guy next to me was "allowed" to have a milkshake when I couldn't even get a cup of coffee!! Upon leaving I asked this "manager," who was running the register, to explain how a paying customer could not even get a cup of coffee when there were empty booths in the restaurant and no one waiting to be sat in them. He nastily said, "That's the policy. If you don't like it, don't come back!" I said he was behaving like a d**k, so he called me a "f*g" and told me to leave. Not only did this homophobic manager belittle me in front of family, he was an absolute unprofessional! Beth's has never been known to be more upscale than it is and has always been happily accepted as such, but when a paying customer innocently comes in, is refused service because of some arbitrary policy and is then called a f*g by the manager, there is something very VERY wrong!!
excellent greasy brekkers – Killer diner food with added entertainment of the rambling conversations of the cook and staff. Funny drawings, too.
Went on a Tuesday morning on a day off and was so stoked to not have to wait in line. Just got seated right away and within moments a big ol plate of food plonked down. Perfect greasy/crispy hashbrowns. yes.
Elephant in the room – The food was pretty good and our service was great. I don't care if the staff has piercings, tats or whatever. But out of all the reviews I've read - good and bad - not one of them mentions how filthy the place is. It's like the elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge. I'd like to go there again because my food was good, but I can't because it's so freaking' dirty. Not everyone who goes there is drunk, so there are some of us who do notice when a place needs a good scouring at the very least. I don't mind run down and old, but this is far beyond that. Sorry, Beth's.
Not all it was cracked up to be! But if you like to swim in butter then this is the place to be – The feel is cozy enough with fun patron created pictures all over, but the famous "12 egg omelette" was as big as expected, being served on a pizza plate. However, it does not matter how big anything is served when it is not good food. The hash browns tasted only like butter and begged to be rescued out of the pool of butter. The omelette was an event just to see, but very untasty unless you again like butter. There was literally a pool of butter sitting on the massive pile of egg. I did like the well used look of the cafe and the staff were friendly enough. I would recommend this place only because it is worth getting some coffee and taking in the cafe itself. Try at own risk
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