About Fountain Cafe
Fountain Cafe in downtown Port Townsend is a casual and intimate cafe known for its excellent lunches and dinners enjoyed in a cozy setting one block from the hustle and bustle of Water Street. This popular eatery is located in the entertainment zone around Haller Fountain, a historic landmark famous for its statuesque, nude maiden and her attending sprites.
The cafe located in the Mary Webster Building invites you to drop on a whim for a quirky lunch and call ahead for reservations to gather with friends for delightful dinners. Fountain Cafe is a friendly place, where you will feel at home, as if you were dining with family and friends around your own basement bar.
You may be served by Nick, the owner of Fountain Cafe, for by one of his friendly waiters and waitresses who want your dining experience to be one you will cherish and share with friends.
How To Find Fountain Cafe
Fountain Cafe is located on Washington Street in an entertaining neighborhood surrounding the Haller Statue and Fountain at the base of the Taylor Street stairs one block from Water Street. The Rose Theatre is just around the corner on Tyler Street. Nearby are an antique mall, the Wandering Wardrobe clothing store, bookstore, Bergstrom's vintage autos and an eclectic selection of other restaurants.
Mary Webster Historical Building
Haller Statue and Fountain
The historic Haller Statue, just down the street from the Fountain Cafe, is a treasured landmark in Port Townsend. The historical work of art has an interesting history. Originally it was designed and sculpted for the Mexican exhibit at the 1893 Chicago Exhibition. After its showing at the Chicago Exhibition it was ordered from a catalog in 1905 and shipped to Port Townsend by Theodore N. Haller. Later the philanthropist donated the "goddess statue" to the city of Port Townsend "in memory of early pioneers." The feminine figure appears au natural and stirred up occasional controversy, particularly among the proper women in the uptown homes above the Haller fountain. Likewise the two cherubs riding dolphins at the goddess's feet seem to have lost their swimming suits. The parklike setting surrounding the fountain is conducive to quiet contemplation, a casual picnic or a bench from which to watch the passersby.
Fountain Cafe 360-385-1364
920 Washington St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
Sun-Thurs Lunch 11:00am – 3pm and Dinner 5pm to 9pm
Fri - Sat Lunch 11:00am – 3pm and Dinner 5pm – 9:30pm