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  • Salmon Bay Café near Water
    Salmon Bay Café near Water
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  • Jack's Scramble for $9 including toast + fruit
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    Costas Opa: This Location is Now Closed

    by glabah Updated Sep 18, 2013
    Costas Oba in the popular Fremont District
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    Costas Opa has recently closed and been replaced by a Chase Bank. As the reputation for this restaurant and its location dictate that people still talk of it, I have decided to keep this tip here in the event that people try to find it. However, the fact is, it can not be found as it no longer exists.

    There is no way I will claim to be a food expert, especially when it comes to Greek food. However, I will tell you that Costas Opa serves some pretty good food, and that the interior of the place is decorated in typically eccentric Fremont fashion, with a leaning towards items that are intended to remind people of Greece.

    The lighting inside is a bit on the dark side. It is enough to be able to read the menu, but only slightly brighter than this. It is sufficient to see to eat and to have a conversation. At night it is a little difficult to see the decorations on the walls, which is unfortunate as they give the impression of being attractive and whimsical.

    Favorite Dish: Alas, I don't remember at all what it was that I ordered off the menu here, but I do remember it being quite good.

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    Salmon Bay Cafe: Decent Breakfast and Lunch

    by glabah Written Jul 19, 2013
    Salmon Bay Caf�� near Water
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    Fremont and Ballard are known as upcoming neighborhoods that are slowly loosing their industrial character and are turning into modern residential and commercial locations. However, traces of the old Fremont and Ballard remain.

    While it is somewhat modern in some respects, the Salmon Bay Café is one of those places where the old working class atmosphere of Fremont and Ballard remain in evidence. It is one of those places that seems to have remained in business long enough to go through the full cycle from being "outdated" to "stylish retro" without really changing much of anything. It seems quite popular with a variety of people.

    One of the more unique features of the restaurant design is the open wait staff area, which allows the wait staff to easily access anything they need, but also means you get to watch how much these people really work.

    Favorite Dish: It is always a good idea to check the specials boards at these types of establishments as sometimes there are things listed on the board that aren't on the menu. I decided to have such a special: the Jack's Scramble, with tomato, green pepper, ham, and jack cheese. This is served with a choice of side (I chose the Fresh Fruit option) and a choice of toast from several different types of bread. $9

    Many of their scrambles are named after certain neighborhoods in the area.

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    Yak's Teriyaki: Good, Fast and Fairly Cheap in Core of Fremont

    by glabah Written Oct 7, 2012
    Yak's Teriyaki on 35th & Fremont
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    The Fremont area has gone through a terrific amount of gentrification in recent years. Where once heavy waterfront industry dominated the scene there are now offices of Google, Adobe and others rubbing shoulders with decades old boat related industries.

    Places like Yak's seem to come from a much different era, where the food in Fremont had to be fast and cheap to serve the blue collar workers along the water, and it helped if it was good.

    There aren't too many such places here now. They are mostly gentrified and aim to a higher income level. However, Yak's is one place that has affordable food that comes quickly and is still reasonably good for the price.

    The place does accept cards, but prefers cash due to the cost of the credit card transactions. Therefore, there is a minimum charge on credit and debit card transactions. I paid cash.

    One great feature of this restaurant is the entire wall filled with posters that give area happenings. To find out both publicized and little known events, just come in here and order something cheap, and spend some time exploring the wall of posters.

    The location, which is essentially in the heart of Fremont, is extremely convenient to this part of town. However, it is nothing extremely special and worth coming out of your way to visit. If you happen to be in the Fremont area and need a cheap place to eat, however, this is one of the better options.

    Favorite Dish: I had the vegetarian sir fry, which was pretty good and a great value for this area of town. I think it was the stir fried vegetable and tofu, which goes for $7.79.

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    Still Life Cafe (CLOSED): hearty, home made soup/salad/sandwich

    by Jonathan_C Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Still Life has been a Fremont institution since it opened in 1986. Here you simply cannot go wrong -- everything is fabulous. The fare is Northwest hearty. If you know of the Moosewood cookbooks then you know what you'll get here.

    The Still Life is also a great spot for people listening. People watching is fine, but here you can eaves drop on eclectic, intelligent conversation that gives you hope for our species.

    Favorite Dish: The soups are particularly inspired. How do they get simple ingredients to taste like no soup I've ever had?

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    Lighthouse Roasters: the nieghborhood living room

    by Jonathan_C Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are still places where people cross the street in their bath robes to go get their morning coffee. At the Lighthouse you'll meet the whole neighborhood including their dogs, kids, inlaws, guests, etc. Ed and Mileaux have created the ultimate gathering place for hilltop Fremonsters where the art on the walls is as intriguing as the patrons in the chairs.

    Follow your bliss.

    Favorite Dish: Even in a coffee crazed town like Seattle there are some coffee houses that shine. Ed's small batch roasts help to make what I consider to be the perfect latte.

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    Touchstone (CLOSED): organic, whole grain, collective bakery/cafe

    by Jonathan_C Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    Washington is on the left coast. Seattle is a liberal bastion. Fremont makes Seattle look conservative. And Touchstone Bakery is where Fremont lefties converge. Come here for a hearty, inexpensive breakfast or lunch.

    Favorite Dish: Bisquits and gravy -- best breakfast deal in Fremont.

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    Caffe Ladro: serious neighborhood hangout

    by Jonathan_C Updated Sep 18, 2003

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    Caffe Ladro

    Caffe Ladro is a local chain of coffee shops that specializes in organic, fair trade coffee and fabulous baked goodies. On sunny days you can join the crowd outside just sitting and watching. On rainy days join the studiers and writers inside.

    Despite the international success of Starbucks, real Fremonsters gravitate toward locally owned shops that serve as community living rooms

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    Mad Pizza: great pizza

    by Jonathan_C Written Sep 8, 2003

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    Booths and pizza by the slice with an industrial-art ambiance make this popular with Fremont families and just about everyone else. You can create your own pizza with their excellent crust and exotic array of bases and toppings and have an excellent ceasar salad as an appetizer while you wait.

    Favorite Dish: The Chev
    A mouth-watering malady. Garlic olive oil base, mozzarella and chevre cheeses, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and roasted garlic cloves.

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    Essential Bakery & Cafe: Seattle's best bakery

    by Jonathan_C Updated Sep 8, 2003

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    Until you've had Essential Baking Company's Mille Graine bread, you haven't lived. These guys use all organic ingredients to make the best bread I have ever eaten. But they don't stop there. Their pastries and chocolate are also in a class of their own. Once again we see Northwest Craftsmanship at work -- a commitment to finding meaningful work and putting your whole self into it, leading by example to change the world for the better.

    Favorite Dish: Soup and sandwich with a chocolate for dessert.

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    PCC: upscale organic CO-OP

    by Jonathan_C Written Sep 7, 2003

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    Yum!

    One of the best cafe/restaurants in town is the PCC deli. Here you will find an assortment of healthy, delicious, mostly organic dishes at grocery store prices. And there's tables to eat at.

    Puget Consumers' COOP is not a store -- it's a way of life. If I had no other reasons for not leaving Seattle, PCC alone might keep me here. From saving local organic farmland to lobbying Congress on organic standards, PCC is working hard to make sure it's shoppers have the freshest, best tasting, healthiest food around.

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    Hales Brewery/Pub: great pub grub

    by Jonathan_C Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    Mike Hale has been doing what he loves and doing it well for twenty years now: another fine example of Northwest Craftsmanship. His brewery and pub are a great spot for a tour and tasting or a meal, seated in the most comfortable sofa in Fremont.

    Favorite Dish: You don't often get a chance to enjoy 'nitro' style ales in the US so take advantage of that. And the stout cheesecake is something to write home about.

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    Tacos Guaymas: great Mexican

    by Jonathan_C Written Aug 16, 2003

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    Locally owned, great flavor, inexpensive, huge portions, bright and airy with outdoor seating, kid friendly. All the locals in our neighborhood come here.

    Favorite Dish: Two people can share the chili colorado plate and a single tamale a la carte. Add flan for dessert and you'll be stuffed.

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    ETG: early morning bakery

    by Jonathan_C Updated Aug 25, 2003

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    ETG

    Fresh baked muffins, scones and goodies along with good coffee served any time after about 3:30 or 4:00 in the morning. If you are up early (or very late) for any reason this is the place to go.

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