Farestart

Food & Drink
2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144 2100 24th Avenue South, Seattle Directions
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Coffee, Tea, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    Closed
    Mon-Fri
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Sat
    Closed
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Coffee, Tea, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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From Our Editors

The Three Faces of FareStart Cafe

Cuisine with a Cause

FareStart began in 1992, when founder David Lee realized that homeless people needed more than just food. His innovative job-training program has changed the lives of nearly 7,000 disadvantaged individuals so far. After men, women, and teens complete free food-service training—which includes life-skills training and individual case management—they can take advantage of job-placement services. Graduates of the program boast a 90% employment rate, with some even ending up at the FareStart restaurant on Virginia Street. During their training, students get on-the-job experience at FareStart Cafe.

Café Favorites for Breakfast and Lunch

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday–Friday, the FareStart cooks start churning out quiches, breakfast sandwiches, and fresh bagels. Lunch, which stretches into early evening hours Monday–Thursday, features hot and cold sandwiches, such as a grilled-zucchini sandwich with hummus or a chicken-curry-salad sandwich topped with dried cranberries and a spring mix.

Support Baristas-in-Training

Designed specifically for homeless and disadvantaged youths, the FareStart Barista Training & Education Program opens up a vital career path for teens. The espresso machines at the café are manned by trainees in this program, who brew lattes, americanos, and cappuccinos for caffeine-hungry customers. Pro tip: if you bring your own cup, you’ll get a steep discount on a double-shot of espresso or a drip coffee.

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