Café Campagne is a classic Parisian brasserie in the heart of downtown Seattle’s world renowned Pike Place Market.
Located just along the historic Post Alley of Pike Place, the restaurant fosters an authentically French culinary experience in the Pacific Northwest. Since opening its warm and inviting doors in the mid nineteen-nineties, Café Campagne has built a local and national reputation as Seattle’s foremost classic French restaurant.
Café Campagne’s brunch, lunch and dinner menus are inspired by the cuisines of Provence and Southern France. And in keeping with French standards, they are committed to using only the finest locally and internationally sourced ingredients. The talented chefs hand craft just about everything in house, including fresh sausages, other charcuterie, duck confit, smoked salmon and preserved items.
While deciding on what meals to order for brunch, we all opted to start with some fresh orange juice ($3.25), Americanos ($3.25) and cafe American filter coffee ($3.25), locally roasted by Caffe Vita.
French Toast Brioche ($12.00) – Three slices of sweet brioche bread fried in bourbon egg batter, served with genuine maple syrup, Normandy style butter, and topped with fresh fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew melon and pineapple). This particular French toast was certainly flavorful with its hint of cinnamon, but it was sadly raw in the middle. We did mention our disappointment to the server and she was quick to remove this dish from our bill.
Croque-Monsieur ($15.00) – Baked to a beautiful golden color, this sandwich has French ham and gruyère cheese on pain de mie with a side green salad.
Croque-Madame ($16.50) – Just like her male partner, Croque-Monsieur, this dish consists of French ham and creamy gruyère on sliced pullman loaf and a green salad on the side, but also comes with a sunny-side-up egg on top.
Oeufs Brouillés ($10.00) – Scrambled eggs with fresh, fragrant herbs, served with house-made chicken and pork sausage, roasted potatoes and a crusty baguette.
Oeufs en Meurette ($16.00) – Poached eggs with pearl onions, bacon, champignons (mushrooms) in red wine-foie gras sauce on garlic croutons, and served with a side dish of pommes frites. The perfectly delicious fries were accompanied by a fantastically potent aioli.
Overall, we all really enjoyed our meals and the charming ambiance at Café Campagne, despite a slight hiccup with the French Toast. If you’re looking for a generally spot-on French bistro style brunch, then Café Campagne is a great choice in Seattle.