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Livbud Café, Seattle, WA

Livbud Café

4.7
4.7
50 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegetarian
We’re here to inspire balance into the lives of anyone who walks through our doors – with coffee, smoothies, cocktails, taps, natural wine, and a plant forward / pescatarian menu that focuses on nutrient dense ingredients.

**NOTE ABOUT PARKING/CONSTRUCTION**
We recognize that the current construction makes it hard to get to our location. We do have a parking garage that is accessible from the east side of 35th. We validate for $3 parking, ask your server for a parking voucher. There is also street parking in the neighborhoods of Stone Way. We also encourage walking, biking, or ride share when possible.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian, Café, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 855-6117
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Sarah Hughes
  • Private party facilities
    Book our space for your next event! Please visit heavyrg.com/group-dining
  • Area
    Wallingford
  • Cross Street
    On the corner of 34th and Stone Way N, in the Brooks building.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Healthy

  • Seattle

    Healthy

50 Reviews
  1. NWNative

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a groovy place! We were a bit early, but warmly welcomed and promptly seated in the mushroom lounge. The music was fun and light, the ambience imaginative and warm, we felt like we were at a friend's house. Water quickly arrived and Miss Anika helped us navigate the exciting menu. Lots of delicious options, prepared by talented Souls, with locally sourced ingredients. The flatbread was the highlight for us, however the lions mane tacos were also very good! We enjoyed the cookie for dessert with a delicious cup of espresso. If you're looking for a thoughtful, delicious dining experience, look no further. We will be back!

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  2. domi

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. Everything is spot on. Still my fave brunch spot in Seattle

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Biscuits and mushroom gravy were amazing! Breakfast scramble was also delicious!

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  4. domi

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite brunch spot in Seattle! Food service ambiance are spot on

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  5. Skyhiker

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a big open space yet surprisingly quiet. A great range of vegetarian dishes with a few fish options (the ceviche was sold out, darn it!). Very tasty and reasonably priced for today's economy. We had a fine Valentine's date.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Parking was very difficult. Mostly communal tables. Portions very small . This is a place for 20-30 year olds .

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  7. HeidieF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Perfect location to celebrate our friends birthday. Will be back for sure!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really wonderful plant-forward meal with excellent excellent cocktail options (N/A - low proof - high proof. Perfect service too! Highly recommend

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  9. most

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great vegetarian options, and the mussels were delicious. The house seeded crackers (GF) with the build-a-board made a great start.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was awesome! Gave us some great tips. We were a little intimidated by the menu- with not knowing some of the ingredients but everything was delicious

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  11. CxxN

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our brunch at this cool spot. The Veggies were fresh and had wonderful flavors. Eggs were cooked quite well. Staff was bustling, but service was good. Food arrived much sooner than we expected, which was nice! Somewhat loud, but we were able to be seated immediately and had great coffee drinks. Will be back next time we are in the area.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, really cool place. Enjoyed the drinks and the food!

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  13. VeggieMom

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really nice meal here. The food is plant-forward and was tasty and satisfying. We enjoyed the build-a-board spreads and crackers. The roasted savoy cabbage was also delicious. The tortelli was OK -- but we didn't care for it as much as the other dishes. We would recommend people share dishes to have more tastes. The ambiance was comfortable -- not too busy, not too loud, good service.

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  14. JohnM

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality food at reasonable prices. Menu heavily towards the vegetarian/vegan. Would be nice to have another fish entree on the menu. Overall, things were fresh and flavorful. I’ll be back.

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  15. Diane

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun new place, not crowded yet even on an (early) Friday evening. Food was interesting, different, tasty - what I want in a restaurant, rather than something I already know how to make for myself. Definitely will return, and maybe fun to bring a few more folks to get to share more entrees. Their build your own appetizer board was great (though filling!)

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food tasted very good but why did I receive a single piece of dried kelp as a dipper for the ceviche and a $24 pasta that only came with 2 pieces. The space was beautiful and there was also very nice table settings/glassware. I’d say it’s more of a place you go to snack. You won’t be leaving full.

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  17. RiverF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend and I went to Livbud to celebrate her birthday and had such a great experience. The staff was all incredibly friendly and the food was amazing. It’s such a cute and inviting space. We will definitely be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Main food was pretty disappointing, suggest only doing cheese, dips and crackers and skipping everything else if you go for dinner. Brunch is better and ambience is cute.

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  19. seattlefan

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, delicious menu. The wines were superb and the service was outstanding. We will be back again! Thank you for the relaxing, perfect evening. Julie

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service wasn't great; had to ask multiple times to get more water and coffee. Someone at the table was told by the server that the restaurant didn't have a specific item for her coffee, only to have that exact same item openly offered to another person at the table by a different staff person. It was a weird experience. The food was good, but not good enough to make up for the service experience. I won't come again.

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  21. Diana

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the savory porridge and it was tasty and a good portion, but my partner’s vegan scarmble was small and wasn’t a big fan of the texture. Our coffee and shots were great, and the atmosphere was great. We might try the pastry next time.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful, one of my favorites in Seattle right now.

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  23. VictoriaS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely interior and very interesting brunch menus. Wonderful for friends.

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  24. DomM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had such a great experience at Livbud. The construction around the restaurant is such a bummer because I know this place would be packed otherwise. The ceviche and green curry mussels were to die for and I can't wait to go back and continue eating my way through the menu. As someone with gluten and dairy allergies, this place gave me so many options and peace of mind.

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  25. domi

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its one of my favorite places in Seattle. Pescatarian and delicious cuisine, wonderful service and beautiful interior design

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  26. domi

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love brunch menu at Livbud. Everything is delicious fresh and beautifully plated.

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  27. ChristineS

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a book club lunch- everyone loved it and the atmosphere was perfect

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Keira was amazing, the food was amazing and the drinks were amazing.
    Livbud CaféResponded on 29 October 2023
    Thanks for your kind words, we hope to amaze you again soon :)

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  29. Carrie

    Boise

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and great experience! Can’t wait to go back!
    Livbud CaféResponded on 13 October 2023
    Thank you so much for your support, Carrie! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  30. ChristineD

    Portland

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, our experience was fine. The food was good but nothing that makes me want to hurry back. The cocktail I had was delicious. The staff was attentive and great. I want to come back for brunch to see if maybe this is more of a brunch and coffee place for me.

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  31. Andy

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative and varied menu, interesting beverages, delightful staff, and stylishly pleasant surroundings. We went twice in one day!
    Livbud CaféResponded on 17 September 2023
    Andy, thank you for your kind review. We're so glad you appreciated all the care that goes into our amazing menu and space. We'll look forward to seeing you again!

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  32. Stephanie

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a welcome addition to Seattle’s food scene and to the neighborhood. What a pleasure to see something NEW on a menu, especially as a vegetarian. (Get the spreads, yum!) Also: Delicious cocktails, friendly service and warm atmosphere.
    Livbud CaféResponded on 17 September 2023
    Thank you, Stephanie! We're honored to serve such unique and thoughtful food - so glad you appreciated it. Hope to see you again soon.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was not impressed with our experience here. The food was very expensive and not good. We had the salmon and the cod. Neither dish had much flavor and the portions were very small. Would not recommend for dinner, maybe their brunch is better. We were also the only ones there at 6pm on a Friday night.
    Livbud CaféResponded on 17 September 2023
    Hello, I'm so sorry to hear we let you down. Please see our private message so that we can make it up to you. We'd love to have you back for any meal.

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  34. MCR1

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dining partner and I found our first trip to this new restaurant to be a resounding success. From the noticeably pure water to the delicious and salubrious food and coffee, each item was delightful. We've found a new regular spot that will serve us well for lunch, brunch, and, one suspects, dinner. Hidden behind temporary street construction barriers yet still charming indoors and out, the restaurant has comfortable patio seating, a dining room with full bar, and a lounge-seating area. An onsite garage adds convenience to its already central location at Stone Way and 34th. Try it; you may just find a favorite!

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  35. domi

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very hip brunch spot with great pescatarian food, beautiful interior design and amazing staff. Probably my favorite brunch place in Seattle

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  36. Alex

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nutritious, real, delicious food. I enjoyed the entire experience - and my gut didn’t have that restaurant food hangover in the morning. I’ll definitely be coming back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

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  38. lzimcosky

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a cute nice space with good food and cocktails. A little on the pricey side. Accommodated a large group. Service was very nice, however unfortunately short staffed.

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  39. CDUB

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent plant forward menu. We need more places like Livbud in Seattle. It can be so hard to find good veggie based food that really begins with the plant. The service was outstanding! The beers were very expensive.. Not often that you see beer that is more expensive than wine or spirits. We shared the melon salad, the corn ribs, and the burger. All were fantastic but the melon salad and the corn ribs were the stand-out menu items for us. These items combined were the perfect amount of food for two hungry adults to share and the food was reasonably priced! We will be back and are so excited to try other menu items!

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  40. Evelyn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and staff! We ate so much and felt great afterwards - the kitchen staff is especially incredible they really care about what they do! Definitely worth a visit.

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FAQs

Livbud Café offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 855-6117.

Livbud Café is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Livbud Café

3400 Stone Way N 4, Seattle, WA 98103-8922

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    On the corner of 34th and Stone Way N, in the Brooks building.
  • Area
    Wallingford
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 8:00 am–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vegetarian, Café, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive Chef
    Sarah Hughes
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 855-6117
  • Private party facilities
    Book our space for your next event! Please visit heavyrg.com/group-dining
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