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Regular hours: 9:30 am – 6 pm
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A white wave shape.


Look for signs throughout the Aquarium to direct you to the café.

For a truly delicious stop on your visit, come to the Seattle Aquarium Café, where our chefs curate sustainable dishes daily along with artisan coffee and beverages. Enjoy your selection in the cafe’s ample seating with stunning views of Elliott Bay. Our outdoor deck is also open to diners when the weather permits. Our diverse menu features local flavors sourced from regional and Seattle-based vendors. For those with dietary preferences, our inclusive menu features clearly labeled options and allergens.

Please note: Payments are accepted via credit/debit cards and other no-contact methods only—no cash transactions. Outside food is not allowed in the café.

Barista finishing pouring a cup of coffee by adding a foam design on top.

Responsible sourcing: At the café, you can learn more about the farms, ranches and fishmongers from which our chefs source their ingredients.

Different individual salads, each inside in sustainable bowls, on top of a table.

Sustainable packaging: We strive to minimize the use of single-use packaging and flatware whenever possible. When necessary, we utilize the most eco-friendly and sustainable packaging and products available. In our café, you’ll also find alternative materials like boxed water and refillable cups.

By supporting the Seattle Aquarium—including when dining at our top-quality café—you’re helping to further the our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

The second level exterior deck of the Seattle Aquarium cafe seen from across the street, against the backdrop of Elliot Bay and a boat moving by in the distance.
The cafe's outdoor deck offers stunning views of Elliott Bay.
Open seasonally and weather permitting.
Opening August 29

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Two sea otters at the Seattle Aquarium floating on the water in their habitat, holding onto each other demonstrating a rafting behavior.

With your help, the Seattle Aquarium builds connections with our community to inspire conservation and curiosity for marine life. When you make an end-of-year gift by December 31, you'll be joining us in protecting our shared marine environment—now and for generations to come. Thank you!

An adult sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium looking upwards with its front paws resting on its front.

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Sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium laying on its back, raising its head and front paws.

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