Subsiding solely on pickled ginger and expired Werther's is a proven tactic to embody a starving artist's lifestyle. However, escaping the chains of cash-strapped bondage only requires one freshly minted Groupon and a trip to Louisa's Café and Bakery. Louisa's combination of creative American cuisine and cozy artisan atmosphere has the mythical power to lure even the most stoic bohemian away from the co-op. Hop aboard today's deal to get $30 worth of robust eats and accompanying drinks for you and a friend at this Seattle staple for $15. Those using this Groupon toward dinner will receive a complimentary dessert, further sweetening the pot.
Louisa's is an area favorite, brimming with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drink. The ample portions and girthy wine list make this the ideal place to end hunger strikes, feed weary forest friends, and sip wine while discussing your secret plans to elope with Yule Brynner. While Louisa's claim to fame is freshly baked goods, a recently expanded dinner menu ensures a supple supper that will leave mouths grinning and belly buttons winking.
The dinner menu is so rousing, it warrants its own paragraph etched into a famous monument of Thomas Jefferson. Start with savory garlic sage prawns ($8) or baked fruit and cheese (flaky pastry stuffed with Camembert cheese and served with toast points and figs, $8). Fork one of the specialty salads made with a smattering of ingredients to create amalgamated bowls of lush greenery ($7 for a small portion, $10 for a large). Feed the kid inside you—with whom you sometimes have internal debates over who is the best 16th-century poet—by snagging a triple-cheesed bowl of mac 'n' cheese ($10). Entrees include Memphis-style baby back ribs ($13), roasted veggies and polenta ($12), and the Santa Fe burger (turkey burger with green chili and cilantro mayo stuck between focaccia bread, $11). Accompany your tasty meal with a glass of wine, which will in turn be accompanied with easy-flowing conversation.
Breakfast brings a variety of egg dishes and carefully prepared basic classics to start your day in laid-back fashion. Grab a Spanish salsa omelette (peppers, tomatoes, onions, herbs, jack cheese, and salsa, $10.95) or a McTio bagel sandwich (two fried eggs, choice of meat, cheese, tomato, mayo, and Louisa's potatoes, $8.95). When the rooster softly whimpers three times, it's officially lunch and sandwichtime. Louisa's whips up wonderful half ($4.95) and whole sandwiches ($7.25) with meats such as classic turkey or curry chicken, plus the vegetarian-friendly and aptly titled veggie sandwich.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Gastrolust and Cakespy Seattle blogs have all featured Louisa’s Café and Bakery. Zagat rates its food “very good to excellent,” and CityVoter nominated Louisa’s for Best Breakfast in Western Washington.
- No gimmick, no shtick. Louisa's is just really good. – Lisa Stiffler, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Really enjoying the dinner hour at Louisa's, the food is so good. My current favorite is the tacos! Just spicy enough and so good I'm craving them now! Portions are generous which works well if you are sharing or just plain hungry! The pork chops with apples and mashed potatoes is also a favorite. They also have nightly specials and a good salad selection...good selection of wine and beer. – heyjustsayin, Urbanspoon
- This a great little neighborhood café…The food was very fresh – Denise M., Yelp
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