615 West McGraw Street
Seattle, WA 98119
- Monday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Brunch served weekends: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Seating Capacity: 17
A Little History
Following the success of the Belltown Café, Macrina opened in Queen Anne in 2001. The spot was once occupied by another bakery and was left in disrepair. We remodeled the site into an Old World haunt. It has become a staple in the bustling neighborhood.
Seating at the McGraw Café is limited and a hot commodity, but people often enjoy picking up coffee, pastries, bread and cakes to share with family and friends at home or at the office.
Meet and Greet
General Manager McGraw CafÉ: Lizz Krhounek
About MeHometown: Chicago
First Job: Black Cat Espresso
Alternate Universe Job: Stage Managing Broadway
Pastry You Couldn’t Live Without: Morning Roll
Dessert Specialty: I can’t bake…
Favorite Cookbook: Pioneer Woman
Weekend Getaway: Mt. Rainier
Binge Food: French fries
Dream Vacation: 6 months in Europe
Favorite Seattle Restaurant: Volterra Ballard
Food You Despise: Pepperoni
Guilty Pleasure: Thrift store hunting
Last Book You Enjoyed: Outlander
Music You Loved In High School: Yellowcard, System of a Down
What You Listen to Now: Everything: Classical to Metal
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Philosophy for Living: It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
Not only did Lizz follow her older brother Frankie to Seattle from Chicago, but she also followed him to Macrina. After six months as assistant manager at the Queen Anne café, Lizz was promoted to general manager in 2013.
Travel, music, and movies are Lizz’s passions. She dreams up and takes one big vacation each year: Oktoberfest in Germany, Belize, Prague, Ireland, Scotland, London, Italy, Brussels, Iceland, and Amsterdam. One year it was Carmel and Disneyland; Disney makes her favorite movies. "I don’t believe in growing up, most of my favorite movies are kids’ movies, life is full of enough drama, I just want to laugh. You can never have enough reasons to laugh." When not seeing movies in her free time, Lizz loves going to live concerts.
Believe it or not, one of Lizz’s favorite parts of Macrina is the busiest time of year: Thanksgiving and Christmas. She says, "Being here at 2:30 in the morning in my pajamas with music blasting to get all the orders ready is really fun."