After 11 years in the Pacific Northwest, I can count with my fingers how many times I have had breakfast foods in Seattle, mostly because it is only a request I get from the tourists. For some reason brunch is a very popular thing to do while on vacation. Must be because a lot of travelers rise early to check out the sights while my husband and I decide to sleep late and party until later. Because of the many requests we field for brunch dinning suggestions, I’ve compiled a list of the spots I highly recommend based on service, quality and proximity to the main attractions. Bon Appétit!
Bacco Café on 1rst/Pike Market Place
This little restaurant is open from 7 am to 3 pm and mainly serves breakfast. Because of its proximity to Pike Market Place, it usually has a wait around lunch time so be prepared to spend a long time there. Many people approach the bar and order a freshly squeezed juice while they wait to be seated. The service is really laid back which is not ideal if you are in a hurry. It is definitely a good spot for people on vacation or out for a stroll but not for a traditional business lunch.
Biscuit Bitch (at Pioneer Square and Cafe Litto)
All biscuits all the time! The spot near Pike Market Place is named Cafe Litto but don’t be fooled, the interior has its Bitch on! Sandwiches, egg platters and combinations with biscuits and gravy are served to go, and fast! If you want the sit down experience visit their Pioneer Square location which also has an expanded menu. The attitude is edgy but the staff is not bitchy at all. Avoid if you don’t want to explain to your kids what is going on. Take your coffee and biscuits on the go and sit at a nearby park. Worth the hassle.
For a more upscale brunch experience, visit Café Campagne. It’s are a bit pricier than the other local options but provides a French shop vibe that you won’t get anywhere else in the city. Check with the restaurant before showing up because wait times can be long and reservations fill up fast! Brunch hours can vary too as breakfast is not an all day menu item. Combine the offerings for a broader Seattlelite experience. The best of both worlds!
Open 24/7, this Seattle icon is the best place to have breakfast especially after a night on the town. Their six and 12 egg omelets are to die for and perfect for sharing. You may have to wait a few minutes to be seated but it is totally worth it and lives to the hype. The decor alone can entertain any guest for hours. The restaurant has a dive feeling that is very Emerald City, and the local staff is as unique and pintoresque as the crowds visiting the joint at 2am. Be sure to check it out during your visit. Food network shows approve!
P.S. If you are staying in the outskirts of town try the closest Patty’s Eggsnest. Excellent breakfast and lunch joint. They have Seahawks themed menu items during football season. Bon Appétit!