Holmestead is a non-profit restaurant committed to using our proceeds to help end food insecurity, and help reconnect kids with the Earth and their food.

Holmestead is a non-profit restaurant, the first of it's kind. In partnership with Grow Together farms, our mission is to
support our community through after school and summer programs for underserved youth. Our restaurant is an extension of this mission, with a focus on locally sourced, cruelty-free foods that celebrate the flavors and natural bounty of the pacific northwest. Holmestead is a place to bring your family, and help support others at the same time.

simple comfort


holmesteadcafe.com Who doesn't love a juicy, crispy skinned, roasted chicken? It's one of those simple, down-home comfort foods that we all love but can be very intimidating for some to actually cook at home....

[08/15/14]   In honor of dear Julia Child, send us an email today and we will send you a gift certificate for one of Julia's favorite things, a FREE glass of wine at Holmestead! Email us at holmesteadcafe@gmail.com

Julia Child The French Chef- Croissants


Holmestead wishes the happiest of birthdays to one of our most dear inspirations, Julia Child. She would have been 102 years old today. To celebrate her we would like to share with you one of our favorite episodes of The French Chef, where Julia shows us how to make true French croissants. Absolutely scrumptious. Enjoy!

The French Chef is a television cooking show created and hosted by Julia Child and produced and broadcast by WGBH, the public television station in Boston, M...

Sneak peek!


Our first blog post over here at holmesteadcafe.com, about menu development. Check it out!

holmesteadcafe.com Menu development is a tricky thing. At Holmestead we have an extensive process when it comes to deciding exactly how to prepare a new dish, including seasonally available ingredients, cost, and first...

Orangette: On Independence Day, and the tyranny of bad tortillas


Although we missed Taco Tuesday, we thought we'd share this wonderfully simple recipe for fresh, homemade flour tortillas from one of our favorite blogs, Orangette. Our mouths were watering just reading this!

orangette.blogspot.com Dear Molly,what a great idea! I never thought it would be this easy (at least your description sounds easy!) to bake homemade tortillas - they look adorable :) We haven't had any Mexican food at home for ages, because I really don't like the tortillas from the supermarket and I haven't found good re…



This goat cheese and caramelized garlic tart from chef Yotam Ottolenghi is absolutely to die for, a vegetarian delight that is filling and scrumptious. Try it this weekend!


Seasonality is very important here at Holmestead. Buying produce and meats locally and seasonally is an integral part of our menu planning. Check out this handy dandy seasonal produce chart, you could even print it and hang it on your fridge!

We tried for chouquettes, and got briquettes... if at first you don't succeed, try, try again!



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2901 E Madison St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm
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