Bar Type(s)
Happy Hour, Outdoor Patio, Romantic, Wine Bar

There’s nothing else like it downtown: no other place casual enough for dropping in, festive enough for an occasion, visible enough to remain on the radar, and proffering a vast menu of populist comfort foods rigorously embellished by mayo and melted cheese. We’re talking pastas, sandwiches (a very nice breaded shrimp and pickled fennel number), salads, and pizza; evenings, there’s a grandma’s kitchen full of comforting mains. And wine, rivers of it, is offered in flights or 80–plus by–the–glass selections, with cheeses or with nosh trios you assemble yourself. Nothing rises above the culinarily predictable, but sitting in the soaring glass–skinned chamber centrally anchored by a massive tower of wine, amid the clattering urban jumble of shoppers and theatergoers and business folk at Fourth and University—you feel you’ve located the beating heart of downtown. The more rustic Woodinville original and the more suburban Kirkland and Bellevue branches cater to families and gambolers at a more relaxed pace.

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar: Bellevue

430 106th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004
Bellevue  • 
Mon–Thu 11am–10pm<br />Fri 11–11<br />Sat noon–11pm<br />Sun noon–9pm

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar: Kirkland

323 Park Place Center, Kirkland, WA, 98033
Kirkland  • 
Mon–Thu 11am–10pm<br />Fri & Sat 11–11

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar: Woodinville

14459 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Woodinville  • 
Sun–Thu 11am–9pm <br> Fri & Sat 11am&ndash;10pm