FareStart Café

Visit a FareStart Café

We offer coffee, tea, food and the opportunity to support a lasting solution to poverty, homelessness and hunger.

The FareStart Café offers handcrafted espresso, freshly brewed coffee, tea, breakfast, lunch and grab-and-go snacks. We are conveniently located in South Lake Union and on Beacon Hill. Our cafés are part of FareStart’s job training programs and all proceeds support our mission. We pride ourselves on offering great products, excellent customer service and the opportunity to be part of our mission to transform lives, disrupt poverty and nourish communities through food, life skills and job training.


FareStart Café is the perfect addition to the Pacific Tower Building. Visitors can come here to have a delightful meal and create a little social impact at the same time.

1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144


The FareStart Café at Pacific Tower is currently closed due to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience.



FareStart has been part of the South Lake Union neighborhood since 2007, and we are proud to be part of Amazon’s campus. The FareStart Café is located in the lobby of Amazon’s beautiful Houdini North building and is open to the public. Your patronage helps students in our Barista & Customer Service Program.

399 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109



Monday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Email: fscafeslu@farestart.org

“When I found out that I could go to school, do the program, get paid for it and earn school credits at the same time I knew it was a good program. I get up an hour early because I love it so much.”

Leah, Youth Program graduate

Dining with Impact

Youth unemployment in the greater Seattle area has nearly tripled since 2020 to over 18%.

FareStart's youth training programs connect our region's most vulnerable young people with support services, paid employment and education advancement.

Besides barista, culinary and customer service skills, our programs also teach students self-empowerment, computer literacy, job preparedness and financial literacy.

FareStart has served over 1,800 youth through our job training programs, and 85% of Youth Program graduates find employment within 180 days of graduating.