coffee, done right.


A cafe and restaurant serving seasonal pastries and full-course dishes, as well as a coffee, beer, and wine menu that captures the bi-coastal variances of leading culinary locales.


A notorious 18th century Parisian coffeehouse known for their vices and excesses, the original Au Tambour Royale hosted such boisterous characters as King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

We wanted to bring a little of that tasty tomfoolery to Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, with Royal Drummer.

We re-envision our menu seasonally, offering new sandwiches, salads, and coffees highlighting a collection of artisans from the Pacific Northwest and further afield. Above all, we look forward to serving you.



(206) 420-7723





6420 24th Ave NW
Seattle, Washington



Every day 6a–5p
Happy hour 3p-5p



For groups of 6 or more, please call ahead. We are very happy to find seats for everyone.


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the Royal Drummer seasonal showcase

True North Nitro Cold Brew

Iggy's Honeybrew Kombucha
Magica Realism - hibiscus, damiana, kava kava, and sage 

Hawthorne Rose - rose petals, cardamom, and myrrh