A canapé is a decorative finger food, basically a small piece of bread with an elegantly prepared topping and garnish. They are the centerpiece of the menu at Café Kanapé, which is having its grand opening this weekend at Broadway and Roy.
“I missed home,” said Kanapé founder Sabine Ruthensteiner at a press preview Thursday. She is from Latvia and wanted to bring “A taste of Riga” to Seattle. After ten years as owner of downtown club Contour, she decided to open the restaurant in a location with a “neighborhood feel.” Kanapé is in the FedEx building in the space formerly occupied by Bella Pizza and Pasta.
Aside from the canapés ($2.50-3 each), Kanapé also has salads ($4-6), savory crepes ($5-9) and sweet crepes ($5-8). And, of course, they have wine, beer and cocktails. If you are going for a meal (as opposed to snacks and drinks), three or four canapés and a salad would be a good amount of food (and lets be honest, you’ll probably get a sweet crepe, too).
They have a happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-6. $4 wine, $3 draft pilsner, $3.50 wells.
Monday-Thursday: Noon-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Noon-2 a.m.
Sunday: Noon-9 p.m.