Seattle institution Beth’s Cafe reopened this week and Seattleites rejoiced.
More than a year after its initial closure, the beloved 24-hour diner located on Aurora near Green Lake has announced its sudden reopening. You can go to Beth’s Cafe any day this week to get your Triple Bypass.
Read on for all you need to know!
If you’re very new to Seattle, you may not know about Beth’s Cafe. Now you’re getting a second chance to experience a classic Seattle tradition yourself. Beth’s Cafe has been a Seattle institution since it opened in 1954 (as a nickel slots gambling parlor) and until it closed in September 2021.
It was celebrated for being one of the few Seattle restaurants that was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its menu also brought it fame: particularly their famous 12-egg omelette. It has been featured on various food and travel shows and was even once dubbed “Best Place to Cure a Hangover” by Seattle Magazine.
Beth’s Cafe is still owned by its pre-closure owner, Hazel Dalton. In a post about the reopening on their Facebook page (that has nearly 500 excited comments), Beth’s Cafe noted that they will be opening with limited hours “to start.” You can check out the new hours below.
They will also be doing contactless orders and payments “for your added health safety.” The menu has been updated as well, but many of the old favorites remain.
Another change that locals may notice is the absence of the customer-created crayon drawings that used to cover every inch of the walls of the cafe. This is just because the walls needed a fresh coat of paint. The walls are sure to once again be covered with Seattleite’s scribbles soon enough.
Hopefully Seattle will give Beth’s a warm welcome back and we’ll see their hours increase soon. After all, there’s nothing like making a 2:00 a.m. pit stop at Beth’s after a night out with friends and filling your tabletop with way too much greasy food and half-completed crayon drawings.
Address: 7311 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday