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.

Every month we re-envision our menu, 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–8p
Happy hour 4p-7p



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

Rosemary Cascara Matcha
Green tea latte made with house-made rosemary and cascara syrup

Pistachio Rose Cappuccino
A traditional 6oz single cappuccino made with 49th Parallel's Ethiopian espresso and house-made pistachio rose syrup

Sparkling Ginger Mead
Honey wine flavored with fresh ginger and coriander. 5.5% ABV

Mulled Wine
Res wine blended with apple cider, orange zest, and spices. Served warm.