Tallulah's

4.6
512 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Tallulah's is a stylish and comfortable neighborhood cafe in North Capitol Hill. Our menu that is vegetable-driven without being vegetarian, with dishes focused on seasonality and simplicity.

We have a childrens menu available and a variety of gluten-free selections during both brunch and dinner. We also have a diverse selection of beer, wine, housemade sodas, Caffe Vita espresso, and inventive cocktails.

Our heated outdoor patio as weather permits.

Whether you are joining us for dinner and cocktails, brunch with friends, or just stopping in to grab a quick coffee and a pastry, we hope to make Tallulah’s your favorite neighborhood cafe.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.9

Tallulah’s is one of the best - and most attractive - places to eat brunch in Cap Hill. Bring someone who won't mind you taking pictures of your eggs.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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ER
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this spot! The food is good, the service is great, and they are pretty kid friendly (minus no changing table in the men’s restroom). We’ve been a few times now and will definitely be coming back. I highly recommend the brunch. The breakfast bowl and avocado toast are delicious.

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J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been renting a place in north Capitol Hill for three months now and I can't believe it took me this long to make it to this wonder of a restaurant. The food was delicious, the service truly top-notch, and the feel is warm and communal. Highly recommended!

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DR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food (with typical levels of salt for a restaurant—a little much for us), creative without being twee.

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RF
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I like the open bright dining room in this mid century decorated restaurant. They we're donating $1 from a special drink to a cat rescue charity. They have a new "meatless" dish every Monday which I would like to back to try. I had the sweet potatoes and black bean bowl, it was really good. I did forget to order it with no egg cause I'm vegan but it was an easy give away to my table mate. I had the hibiscus ice tea, very refreshing. The Brussels were prepared in a way I had not tasted before, they we're also very tasty. My wife got the beet salad and it was so green and fresh. She had the mushroom risotto as a main but said Capitol Cider made a better version of this entree. We were a group of 6 and everyone overall enjoyed the food. Our waiter left a little to be desired, not much of a personality or attention to details. I would definitely go back here.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal! They were attentive, made great recommendations, and positively impacted our overall experience. In fact, they were one of the best servers I’ve ever had.

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LT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner. Seattle restaurant week menu was a great value and nice assortment. Great spot for dinner with business colleague/friend that we were able to include our 7 year old.

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r
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent meal. The brussel sprouts were absolutely divine. Everything was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. And the meal was topped off with a refreshing zabaglione with fresh berries. A little busy for my taste, but the service was very good.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, from start to finish.

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GM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the food is usually amazing. We were there for brunch on a Saturday and there were only 2 servers so we waited probably 45 minutes for a check with our server talking in the corner with her coworker.... Only issue. All other service was fast. I was disappointed with my omlette but my guests loved theirs, all the other times I’ve eaten here has been wonderful.

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c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Loud place. (Too) Loud waitress. Who, despite repeating the request twice, still got the order wrong. The food for the rest of was starting to get cold by the time the requested version was brought forth. Definitely not a "fun" moment there. But hey, minus the bogus service, the company was good and we had fun.

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w
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There should be a noise level choice beyond energetic—in the case of Tallulah’s, it would be “deafening”.

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner for 5 adults here on a Sunday evening. Very laid back, easy going atmosphere and a little hum / buzz in the place but overall a nice hum and great ambiance.

Got in just before 6pm so enjoyed a few happy hour drinks and small snacks. Order several dishes to eat family style s/as brussel sprouts, eggplant & peppers....all good.

Had an overall great experience and recommend this place along with the nice neighborhood where it is located.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!
5 excellent dishes out of 5!
And the cocktail!

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M
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and nice staff. Really cool vintage space.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good and loved the vibe and openness of the place!

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the interior that had the feel of a modern yet quirky Seattle restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great time at Talullah’s. This was our first time there and the perfect place to take our friends who were visiting from out of town. They had a great drink menu and the food was delicious. We made a reservation, but it wasn’t too busy for a Saturday night.

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B
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I’m sad! I always loved this restaurant and have had good experiences. The last two have been less than mediocre. The last time I thought maybe a one time thing- nope. Food was flavorless, service- was there any? Took 20 minutes to get a drink, never checked back, had to flag down servers and they had forgotten 2nd round of drinks.

Wouldn’t return.

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j
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my friend and our coworkers here for her birthday. Everyone absolutely loved their meals and cocktails. I love bringing guests to Tallulah’s bc the food is always consistently delicious!! Best huevos rancheros I have ever had in my life - they’re a must-try!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance were great, but we felt incredibly rushed. They must have been trying to turn the table one more time so they brought our food (we ordered many plates to share) very fast and almost all at the same time. When we were asked if we wanted desert and said no, the waiter was armed with the check and left it on the table without us asking, circling back 4-5 times to see if we had put a card down yet. We left feeling like we barely had a conversation the experience was so rushed. Not sure if we’d return.

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PS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had to wait about 15 minutes for our reservation and the staff, while informative and friendly, were not particularly attentive. Food was great, the ambiance was great.

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A
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really appreciated that there were several vegetarian options and definitely enjoyed my meal! However, a dish with anchovy was marked vegetarian on the menu, which the server assured me is a typo. The food was mostly good but we were really disappointed with the cheese plate. It was $15 and there was barely enough cheese to split, served with too crispy bread and and some jelly. Please put more cheese on that or drop the price. It’s bogus. Our server was really nice but had to apologize several times for being short staffed and inattentive. I would go back for sure, but had a few issues so I couldn’t quite give the 5 stars!

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MC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I hate stomach cramps for hours after I left the restaurant. I’m sure it was the food.

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w
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is always adequate. The avocado toast is so huge it’s almost inedible. Coffee is bitter but plentiful. Menu seems to be schizophrenic and none of it terribly successful. Portions of egg dishes are small, and everything should come with toast, but doesn’t. Attentive service. Nice bar. Seating is a little tight. I like it, but could be so much better.

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C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for brunch with the gals, it's packed during brunch and loud I recommend getting a seat near the window where there's more space away from other tables and also reserve ahead of time. Service great, food good, all portions were very filling, pancake was thick and a bit boring for me just a plain pancake. But overall great! Theres an ice cream store next door so that's a plus.

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MG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really do love dining here! the service is always attentive and the servers are knowledgeable! will continue to reccomend it and will be dining here more often!

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VB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The restaurant ambiance is good and so are the drinks

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SG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Visited Tallulah's while in Seattle and stopped there for my birthday brunch. The restaurant is so cutely decorated. It's cozy and hip at the same time. Our food came out within 15 minutes of ordering, which was impressive considering it was a busy Sunday. I ordered the huevos rancheros and an almond milk latte. Both were great. However, my friends did get a few burnt potatoes which should not have been served on a plate to anyone. But besides that, things were great and I would go back again.

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AN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've yet to have a terrible experience here, and every time I've been I've tried something new! There's never a special drink or dish I won't try because there is a good mix of variety between their staple menu and their seasonal menu.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

My only knock on Tallulah’s is the service. Sometimes, I think they are berthing the cow and growing the vegetables for the garnishments on the burger while waiting for the potatoes to develop into a size to cut for fries. I will always ask for my check one the meal is delivered to the table, because god knows how long it will take for your waiter/waitress to come back with your check. That said, the food is always decent.

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SD
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. I brought my daughter who was visiting Seattle from New York. My daughter who lives in Seattle brought me to Tallulah's the last time I visited. We really enjoyed it that time as well. We will come back!

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BT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been here many times for brunch and happy hour and always loved it. However, we brought out of town family for a holiday dinner and had a less great experience. Our waiter was also bartending so we were poorly attended, despite having made a reservation. Additionally, two of our party members ordered the daily special and described the dish as "possibly the worst fish dish" they'd ever had. The rest of our food was wonderful, but feeling the disappointment of our guests really ruined the experience for us. Too bad.

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OT
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great brunch. It's VERY loud

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Was able to make a late reservation on a Friday for a party of six. We arrived on time to find our table was ready for us. Service was great, food was very good. A very nice night out for my party.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special place. Our server was first class.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. I ordered a bland risotto and sent it back. They obliged and I ordered a few other options that were delicious.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food quality seemed to have gone down hill over the last few months. I always order the breakfast bowl and it was always my favorite but this time around it was so mushy and I felt like I was eating baby food. The coffee tasted burnt as well. Sad because this used to be my favorite place to brunch.

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O
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were fabulous. Very cute restaurant, great vibe, friendly staff. Love the stylish decor - very warm and inviting. Couldn't have been any better. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Between the four of us, it was hard to choose our meals, as the entire brunch menu looked delicious! I ended up ordering the special they had - crab benedict. The price was more than I’d typically pay, but for amazing crab it was worth it (they didn’t shortchange me on the portion of crab, either)! Two of us had the crab bennie, one friend ordered huevos rancheros and the other ordered the breakfast bowl. We all left with full bellies and enjoyed our experience. The service was quick and we didn’t wait long for our food. Highly recommend making a reservation!

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