444 Bethlehem Pike Ft. Washington PA    215.654.7600      zakescafe@verizon.net

We're talkin' Pumpkin!
We're talkin' Pumpkin!

Can we talk Pumpkin for a moment?

We're big fans of the pumpkin - always have been.


We've been making Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Cheesecakes at Zakes since 1979 and they are always popular. In fact, if you order the Friday Tasting Menu, you will enjoy a piece of Pumpkin Cheesecake as part of the Dessert Sampler pictured.


If you come for Brunch on Saturday or Sunday, you can enjoy the Pumpkin Pancakes  or the remarkably moist and tasty Pumpkin Muffin.

House Shrimp & Pork Dumplings
House Shrimp & Pork Dumplings


September is Restaurant Month at Zakes Cafe!


On Wed & Thursday, order from our special Prix Fixe Menu: Choose an appetizer and entrée and enjoy a Special Dessert Sampler



On Friday Evening, Choose the Tasting Menu: Any Appetizer and Entree from the a la Carte Menu and receive a Special Dessert Selection all at a very special Price!


Honey Lemon Pancakes
Honey Lemon Pancakes





 “Special move: Get a side of ham and pour some of the magic pancake sauce on it.” – David H.


Breakfast ~ Every Morning from 7:30 with a new expanded Menu

Awarded "Best of Philly" for our Honey Lemon Pancakes

with House Made Caramel Sauce

  Sunday Brunch from 8 AM



Aa selection of Fine Desserts for a dinner party
Aa selection of Fine Desserts for a dinner party



  "We look to the world's cuisines for our inspiration and to local farms, when possible, for the world's best ingredients." - Marlene Zakes


“I'm a little afraid to write this review because that may mean a long wait at one of my favorite places.  I've been going here for lunch for probably ten years.  I had a friend who used to call this "the secret place" because it only had a few tables at the time.  We were sworn to secrecy not to tell anyone else, but I'm breaking the silence at long last.  Just keep it between us, ok?” – Linda M.











Inside our New Atrium ~ Now Open for Breakfast Lunch & Dinner


“Wonderful, high quality, beautifully diverse food.”- David R





Architect's drawing of our Atrium
Architect's drawing of our Atrium


“I don't know how we lived so close to this cute cafe in an old stone house near the Ft. Washington train station and never managed to stop in but I am glad we finally did. “ – Holly W.





Honey Lemon Panckes &Scottish Wedding Breakdast with  House Cured Salmon and Eggs
Honey Lemon Panckes &Scottish Wedding Breakdast with House Cured Salmon and Eggs




“Best. Brunch.  Ever. Seriously. If you like to get down with the meal that is neither breakfast nor lunch, this is the place to go.”  - Carrie E




Saturday until lunch service; Sunday~ all day from 8 until 2:30 ~ Enjoy our Extensive Menu of Favorites & Specials

Don't forget to try our Best of Philly Award Winning  Pancakes


“Zakes is a breath of fresh air in a chain restaurant world.”   – Leslie S.



444 Bethlehem Pike

  A Historic Victorian Building in the Heart of Fort Washington

"...a Hidden Gem"- Foodieforlife



Owned & Operated by  Brother & Sister Team,

Marlene Zakes & Joseph McFadden

Zakes has been serving great food since 1979



Lunch ~ A Lively Buzz in the Air ~ Best Creative Lunches in the Area ~ Homemade Soups, Quiche, Specialty Salads & Gourmet Sandwiches ~ & our Delicious Desserts


“I will preface this by saying I can't wait to go back!!!” – Rachel B.


Grilled Striped Bass on Baby Spinach and Baby Artichokes
Grilled Striped Bass on Baby Spinach and Baby Artichokes



“Everything we had was great. We started with a fig and gorgonzola flatbread with arugula and toasted walnuts...yummm” – Abhijit G.





Dinner ~ Warm and Inviting, the Pace is more Relaxed and the Menu has an Eclectic American/Asian Flair ~You are Invited to Bring Your own Wine  choice to Enjoy with dinner