Good news for late-night dining in Seattle: Beth’s Cafe is making a return to night hours as of this Friday, February 2.
After a lengthy closure during the pandemic, the popular Beth’s Cafe reopened last February. The greasy spoon located in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood has been around since it opened as a nickel slots gambling parlor in 1954. Before the pandemic Beth’s Cafe was a reliable late-night spot in Seattle for breakfast that was served 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They’re particularly well-known for their famous 12-egg omelet.
When Beth’s reopened in February 2023 it was with limited hours “to start.” Now, almost a year later, our wait for late-night omelets is over.
The news comes from the new owner of Beth’s Cafe. Mason Reed took ownership of Beth’s Cafe on January 1. Reed told Axios earlier this month that the cafe will soon have extended hours as well as more menu options.
This week Beth’s Cafe announced on social media that the new evening hours will begin this weekend on Friday, February 2. The new hours for Beth’s Cafe are 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays in addition to their usual hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
When speaking to The Stranger, Reed said the slightly-updated menu will remain mostly the same but feature more vegan and vegetarian options. He also said they plan to install a jukebox and host a party this summer for the cafe’s 70th anniversary with 1950s prices on the menu.
As for the old 24-hour Beth’s Cafe, that may never return—but Reed did express a desire to eventually have the cafe open 22 hours a day. You can follow Beth’s Cafe on Facebook and Instagram for updates.