Seattle's favorite family-owned vegan restaurant

About us

Wayward Vegan Cafe proudly serves veganized American diner style food. Large portions, bottomless coffee, and friendly service have made us a beloved part of the Seattle community.

Our History

Wayward Vegan Cafe was established in 2004, in a residential space that had been serving the vegetarian community for 30 years. In 2008, Wayward was about to shutter, when friends Tami Blanchette, Colin Blanchette, Doh Driver, and Dennis Buffaloe came together to save the last vegan breakfast cafe in Seattle.

Within a year, we'd outgrown the little house, and moved to a larger spot on The Ave. We expanded to dinner service, and added beer and wine. Five years passed and we were bursting at the seams again, which prompted one more move, to our sun-lit space in the Roosevelt neighborhood. We could only have flourished with the love and support of vegans far and wide, and we are so grateful.

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