The Other Coast Cafe
5315 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Other Coast Cafe, The
Other Coast Cafe - Ballard
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Caterers, American, Sandwiches, Cafeterias
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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01/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
have been to this place a few times in the last 7 years it was ok but now just disappointing. .I am from the philly area so I have been exposed to many good delis over the years. Portland finally has something to offer Kenny and Zukes, Bunk , meat cheese bread all excellent.
My Italian sub was tasteless and just sad . Generic boars head meat is nothing to be proud of from a deli.
Salami and roast beef ? mayo and mustard ? Try olive oil and pickled peppers, ham, salami , prosciutto, pancetta would be right. A super thin slice of generic provolone. Come on people get it right for $9. My freind got a Reuben - soggy bread and tasteless meat. No credit card and an atm that charges - $2. The staff are pretty much kids. I don't see any pride in the ingredients or preparation.
10/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Everything is better in Ballard. That is my new motto, and if you don't like it you can GTFO, haters. Nothing better than wandering around the gnarly misty streets and coming upon a cute little cafe. What I like about this place, is the few times I've visited, I've managed to miss the lunch rush. Luck! Seriously, Ballard rocks my socks so hard that I literally make up excuses to drive or bus myself out here. Yes, there is another Other Coast location much much closer to me, but I just like the employees at this one better.
This place is yet another reason why I love this 'hood. Small and unassuming, it packs a punch! Last time I was here they were mopping the floors and everything was in total disarray, yet they still managed to make my sammie in a timely manner.
Last time I dined here, I tried the Please No Meat sandwich sans mayo. It was so good. One of the best veggie sandwiches I've had in a while. It fell apart all over the damn place, making it a bit more like a salad that I had to eat with my hands....Otherwise, yum! Another good one is The Dybwad....Maybe I only like it because if it's name, I dunno....But the roast beef is so tender and tasty that I half expected the sandwich to look me in the eye and say MOO.
The music they play here sometimes makes me want to attack someone, though.
03/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I am sad to write this review, because Other Coast has been one of my favorites for sandwiches in Seattle for years. I love sandwiches. At Other Coast I got hooked on the vegan rueban. (I'm not vegan, it's just a really good sandwich). It had been a few months since I'd been there, so yesterday I called in an order, made a trip to the ATM, drove to Ballard, and picked up my sandwich. I was a little surprised to find that it was $9.00 for a HALF sandwich (on regular-sized sandwich bread), I can't recall if that's how much it's always been. Even for a really good sandwich, that's pretty steep. But sadly it was not the really good sandwich I used to love, it was terrible! I took a bite of my measly little sandwich, and the bread was so dry that it was like biting into a crouton. And all of the seitan and sauerkraut were so dried out and crunchy that it sounded like I was eating potato chips. I thought maybe it would get better once I got past the dried-out edge of the sandwich. Nope. The whole sandwich had the consistency jerky between old stale bread with a smear of spicy mustard. Horrible. If I wasn't in a hurry and starving I would have gone back in to see if they could try again. I will not be back. I'm incredibly irritated that I wasted $9 and the calories on something so inedible it didn't qualify as lunch.
03/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
East coast sandwiches, west coast attitude? Does this require the attitude to be bad? I have to level with you: I live a block away from The Other Coast, so I used to frequent it with friends or when I wanted to stay outta the kitchen for dinner. Some of the combinations are great with the toasted Ragin' Cajun capturing my heart (although these sandwiches can be excessively browned-even when the place is not busy). My motivation to write this review though, is to comment on the customer service; I refuse to go to this cafe anymore. I'm not sure whether it's the icy and inhospitable counter help or the general feel that a customer is keeping some of the employees from better things that sets me off more. I once waited here an extra twenty minutes with a friend because we didn't hear our name called ( it was loud and busy) and only a shrug of the shoulders was offered as a resolution when we left with our overpriced and cold sandwich. Is this really north west attitude? Do people really feel like they need to reward poor service just because a place is locally owned? I really have no problem thinking about this as I now walk to Fremont to get a sandwich from Paseo.
05/09/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Transplant from the east coast? Missing a really great sub? Come on down. It's your turn to try the best sub in town. My boyfriend told me about this place and now I have to have to have it. Call ahead and they will have them waiting for you. This place is hopping on the weekends. Space is limited to eat in so be prepared to get them to go. Enjoy and bring cash. Say hi to Dave the owner. Tell him he should consider moving to a larger space so more people can eat in.
03/26/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Their yummy sandwiches piled high with meat just makes my mouth water. Don't go there for the atmosphere.. it's usually crowded and there's nowhere to sit. Also, if you plan on going there around lunchtime, make sure you call your order in ahead of time and just take it out! Highly recommended!
01/18/2003Provided by Citysearch -
This is a great, and much needed, sandwich shop. Somebody finally realized that good bread makes a sandwich! All of the sandwiches seem to be large and are a good value for the money. I've tried four different sandwiches here and have found them all to be good. However, this place is all about the Rajin Cajun -- that's the only sandwich I order now!
07/23/2002Provided by Citysearch -
This is THE BEST deli I have found here in the NW, a NY style deli naturally. The chef was trained in NY, and has brought a wonderful style & reminder of the greatest city in the world for those of us who miss it, and for those of us who wish Seattle had more to offer. The best sandwich is The OTher Coaster, second to this is the Rajun Cajun.
What more can I say, except to try it.