Cafe Campagne

The first time I went to Campagne was during senior prom while the rest of my friends were either at Palisades or Ponti.  I wanted to be in more intimate and chef-inspired restaurant and it was definitely what I had in mind.  Then, not even realizing it they had a bistro-like restaurant right below called Cafe Campagne.  Located in the Pike Place neighborhood, it serves Southern French comfort food with seasonal Northwest ingredients.  I went there for brunch and all their Oeufs and speciality dishes looked great.  I had their Oeufs en Meurette($15) which in French means eggs in red wine sauce.  This spectacular dish had two poached eggs served on garlic croutons with bacon, pearl onions, and champignons(mushrooms) in a red wine and foie gras sauce served with pommes frites.  The big garlic croutons dipped in red wine sauce was juicy and with a perfect crunch on the ends.  This is my favorite dish and it’s indescribably that good.  When I was in Paris years ago every dish I tried whether it be at a restaurant or shopping at a gourmet grocery store, words can’t describe how good it is… you just have to try it.  If you like dipping your frites or french fries in a sauce, I definitely recommend the garlic aioli.  It’s rich and creamy and the garlic is not too overpowering.  They serve this dish during brunch on weekends, but they also serve during lunch on weekdays as well.

Oeufs en Meurette - Cafe Campagne

Oeufs en Meurette with pommes frites - Cafe Campagne

Definitely I would love to veer away from my favorite brunch dish and sooner or later try the house-salmon gravlax, salmon rillettes, and demie baguette with a fennel, red onion, and citrus salad($14)…I am a major fan of good salmon and tangy salads!  The Butter Lettuce and Beet salad($12) sounds tasty too… it has butter lettuce with hazelnut vinaigrette, Roquefort cheese, marinated beets, and toasted hazelnuts..Yum!  Cafe Campagne has a great selections of salads with interesting vinagrettes and baguette sandwiches.   They have a good selection of white wines…Gewurztraminer and Reisling’s from the Alsace region of France.  I highly recommend this place for its unique and great tasting Southern French comfort food at its best!

Cafe Campagne website: http://www.campagnerestaurant.com/cafe_home.html

Address: 1600 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101

Hours: Brunch Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm, Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Dinner Sunday-Thursday5pm-10pm

Contact: 206 728-2233

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2 Responses to “Cafe Campagne”

  1. surfseatown Says:

    Sounds like a great place! I truly enjoyed the cuisine served at the restaurants in Avignon. Oeufs en Meurette sounds like a breakfast I’d love to wake up to…especially on a holiday! This article just goes to show you that even back in the day belltowngirl was still a trendsetter:)

  2. looks spectacular! Is that the dish that has sauce with the foie gras reduction? rich rich rich – nice review.

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