FareStart Café

Visit a FareStart Café

We offer coffee, tea, food and the opportunity to support a lasting solution to poverty, homelessness and hunger. Your patronage helps students in our Barista & Customer Service Program.

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.


The FareStart Café is the perfect addition to the Pacific Tower building on Beacon Hill. 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




Monday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday


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.

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

“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

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

Our programs teach students self-empowerment, computer literacy, job preparedness and financial literacy skills.

Students receive barista and customer service job training which they can put to use in future careers.

Your support and patronage have a direct impact on our ability to fund these job training programs.