615 West McGraw Street
Seattle, WA 98119
- Monday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Seating Capacity: 17
Outdoor Seating: No
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: Broadway Stage Manager
Pastry You Couldn’t Live Without: Morning Roll
Dessert Specialty: I can’t bake…
Favorite Cookbook: Pioneer Woman
Weekend Getaway: Somewhere quiet in the woods
Binge Food: Sushi
Dream Vacation: 6 months in Europe
Favorite Seattle Restaurant: Ballard Cut
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: Everything from Classical to Metal
Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo
Philosophy for Living: It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
If you’ve been to our McGraw café on Queen Anne, chances are you know Lizz. Promoted to general manager in 2013, she is efficient and gregarious behind the counter as she helps customers.
"We’ve got tons of regulars," Lizz says. "I’ve watched kids grow up and go to college. A neighbor made a ‘We love Macrina’ sign and had a bunch of others in the neighborhood sign it and hung it up outside the café. We have the best regulars ever!"
Traveling is Lizz’s passion. Every year (pandemic aside), she takes an epic trip. In 2020, just before the world shut down, she spent two weeks in New Zealand—and sneaked in a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl in Hawaii on the trip back to Seattle. When travel is safe again, Lizz is planning a big trip to Ireland.
Lizz’s favorite part of working for Macrina, aside from her regulars, is the holiday season, our busiest time of year. She says, "Being here at 2:30 a.m. in my pajamas and listening to music while we get all the Thanksgiving and Christmas orders ready is really fun."