Holiday Treats at Volunteer Park Cafe

Seattle, WA – The gang at Volunteer Park Cafe is baking up a storm for the upcoming holiday season. Ericka Burke and pastry chef Emily Weeks will be making holiday pies to order as well as granola and beloved VPC cookies—both the regular suspects and some holiday specialties.

Chocolate and pecan have been deliciously united in the Chocolate Pecan Pie, and the classics, Apple and Pumpkin, both organic, are the perfect addition to the holiday table. Pies are $32 each, and orders need to be placed by Thursday, December 20 and can be picked up on Saturday and Sunday, December 22 & 23.

Aside from the sweets: dog cookies, honey harvested by a local teen, VPC sweatshirts, Stumptown holiday coffee beans, and VPC gift cards will also be for sale this month in the restaurant for simple, guaranteed-success gift-giving.

Located among the elegant homes of Seattle’s North Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park Cafe (VPC) is the quintessential neighborhood-meeting place. With mismatched vintage chairs, throw pillows tossed along banquets, and a communal table running the length of the inviting sunlit room – it’s the perfect place to spend time. The food is delicious home-style goodness, house made pastries, savory and sweet, and a selection of fresh salads, soups, and sandwiches provide daytime provisions ordered from friendly faces behind the counter. As the light dims and the candles are lit, table service begins and guests cozy in for rustic pizzas and ever-changing seasonal offerings like Braised Beef Brisket with Creamy Polenta and Greens, Pan Seared Halibut, or the heavenly Pot Pie. VPC offers a generous selection of boutique wines by the glass and bottles of wine can be enjoyed at the cafe or taken to go. VPC is open Tuesday – Friday from 7am – 4:30pm, weekends from 8am – 4:30pm, and dinner is served Tuesday – Saturday from 5:30pm – 9pm. For more information, call 206.328.3155 or visit

Volunteer Park Cafe is located at 1501 17th Avenue East (at Galer) in Seattle, Washington.

Photo credit to VPC

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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