One of the best parts of traveling to a new city or town is experiencing the local food scene. Cle Elum is no different! We have everything from upscale restaurants to cafes serving up feel-good food. Enjoy delicious food and friendly service when you visit any of these great Cle Elum restaurants.
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For a great brunch and even better desserts, visit The Sunset Cafe! Open every day of the week from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., this is the perfect place to visit for those early-morning or late-night cravings. They have a great selection of sandwiches and soups, as well as a great beer menu which features some local brews.
Another popular cafe in the area is Cottage Cafe & Fireside Lounge. Cottage Cafe has a wide selection on the menu, with delicious omelettes and other breakfast items as well as some scrumptious soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, and steaks. Their onsite bakery is not to be missed, either! Enjoy any of their pies to-go or order a slice fro the table. They also feature delicious biscuits, cornbread, cobblers, and cookies.
Located in downtown Cle Elum, The Orchard is one of the few upscale restaurants in town. It is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. for dinner service, though they do host monthly tasting events. Check their calendar for the dates! The menu features dishes made with the best local ingredients. Since the selection of dishes is seasonal, the options frequently change. However, everything is always delicious, refined, and beautiful. Don’t be surprised if you mistake your plate for a work of art!
Another fantastic restaurant with seasonal selections is Swiftwater Cellars. Though wine may be their main product, they put the same amount of care and attention to detail in their restaurant. Their menu changes based on the time of year and ingredients available, though you’ll usually see plenty of choices that feature expertly prepared and locally caught fish.
Named one of the best delis in the state, Stella’s Cle Elum features fresh and healthy options on its menu. If you’d like to eat lighter on vacation, you can enjoy one of their delicious salads or all-natural smoothies, which feature no added sugar. They often feature great sandwich specials that are sure to be delicious.