Our Hours


Daily - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm


Weekends - Friday thru Sunday

 7:30 am to 9:30 pm


We are closed on Wednesday's.

About Us



Salmon Bay Café's hip and fun staff serve traditional American breakfast and lunch (and soon dinner), great coffee, and beer, wine, or cocktails from our full bar. No small plates, no gastro-novelties-Ballard already has plenty of joints like that. Our goal is to offer something different: comfort food with home-cooked deliciousness. Great meals at great value!


C'mon down to the waterfront and check out working-man's Ballard: fisherman-sized omelets, habit-forming seafood benedicts, two-fisted sandwiches and full plates for hearty appetites. We have great veggie options, too. Not hungry for hash browns today? Substitute a small mountain of beautiful fresh fruit. We bake to-die-for muffins on the weekends and we've got plenty of free parking-how many restaurants in Ballard can say that?


The café has been serving the fishing and shipbuilding community since 1970, generating a loyal following. So when it's time for an update, we knew we had a tradition to uphold. We've renovated, but with an eye to preserving the Jersey Shore diner feel that our long-time regulars and new Ballard buddies love. We must be doing something right-just look at these recent reviews:






Customer Favorites

Our specialities and some of our customer favorites.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict - popular with our regular customers.

Chicken and Waffles

Our customers love the chicken and waffles.

Fish and Chips

Lunchtime favorite - Fish and Chips.

Breakfast Scramble

Joe's Scramble - another customer favorite.

Triple Decker Sandwich

Popular for our lunchtime guests - Triple Decker Sandwich.

Cowboy Burger

A very popular lunchtime burger.

Standard Breakfast

Bacon, Eggs and Hashbrowns.

Fish Sandwich

Our specialty.

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