Brunch in Seattle!

Brunch has been my favorite meal of the day. Brunch makes me start my weekend happier and more pumped, so it is pleasure for me to find and try good places to have brunch. Seattle offers great dining experiences and brunch is one of them. Today, I’ve created a list of my favorite brunch spots in Seattle to share with you guys.

What’s your favorite brunch foods and spots? 🙂

(This list is based on my personal experience and I listed the only restaurants that I’ve been to multiple times)

  1. Portage Bay Cafe

  • Location: 4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Phone number(206) 547-8230

Portage Bay Cafe has been my go-to brunch spot for years. Portage Bay Cafe serves traditional brunch dishes such as pancakes, french toasts, oatmeals, scrambled eggs and you name it.

Big portions, fresh fruits breakfast bar, fresh eggs and veggies! What’s not to like? Portage Bay is known for its pancakes and french toasts with the breakfast bar – you get to have a buffet style of fresh fruits like berries, peaches, nuts, syrups and whip cream.

My favorite dish is called ‘Farmers Hash’ (appeared in the photo below) -3 scrambled eggs*, a variety of local, organic, sustainably grown vegetables, roasted onions, fingerling potatoes, fresh herbs. served with house-made toast and your choice of meats – and this is just what brunch should be.

2.  The Fat Hen

  • Location: 1418 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117
  • Phone number(206) 782-5422

I still remember my first visit to The Fat Hen in Ballard… It was a unforgettable, delicious moment! The baked eggs and eggs benedicts with pancetta that were cooked to perfection!

The baked eggs, which had two fresh cracked eggs, basil and cheese in tomato sauce, was bubbling when it arrived and served with baguette for dipping. When I tasted the baguette dipped in the baked eggs, my day just got better!!

Eggs benedicts with pancetta is my sister’s favorite. When she ripped the benedicts into half, yolk was beautifully oozing with the hollandaise sauce. Pancetta gave the perfect amount of saltiness as well. These two dishes are my recommendations!


3. Stateside

  • Location: 300 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Phone number(206) 557-7273

Stateside is a Vietnamese cuisine restaurant in Capitol Hill and serves brunch on the weekends. It might not serve the traditional brunch dishes, but will definitely give you an idea that brunch can be creative.

Stateside is not a traditional Vietnamese restaurant but interprets Vietnamese dishes with a twist of French and American cuisines. If you expect to try traditional Vietnamese foods, it might not be the right option for you. However, if you’re those who would like to experience creative and adventurous cuisine, it will please you.

So far, I’ve tried:

  • Hong Kong style charcoal waffle with coconut pandan ice cream and mango compote
  • Eggs Bao’nedict: Egg benedicts made with bao buns instead of english muffins
  • Bun Bo Hue: a traditional Vietnamese spicy noodle soup dish
  • The classic Banh Mi: the meats (chicken pate and pork) amazing! – a downside for me is the small size…

If you’re a sweet-tooth, go for the waffle with ice cream! If you like savory dish, Eggs Bao’nedict and Bun Bo Hue are the good choices!


4. Morsel

  • Location 1: 4754 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Phone number(206) 268-0154

Biscuit, biscuit, biscuit and biscuit! Morsel makes phenomenal biscuit! The buttermilk biscuits is my favorite, which is buttery, moist and has the crispy outside.

The Spanish Fly, biscuit sandwich, is very savory dish. The slight sweetness of the biscuits, bitterness of arugula and saltiness of prosciutto and fried egg make a perfectly-balanced sandwich.

I usually go to Morsel just to get a buttermilk biscuit and jam, which make a great snack for me. This is a very tiny place but famous, so expect a long line especially on weekend!


5. King Noodles

  • Location: 615 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104 (b/t S Maynard Ave & S 6th Ave)

I sometimes crave something more soupy for brunch, especially when it rains and gets cold. Congee and Chinese donuts at King Noodles at King Noodles located in International District always fulfill my craving.

Congee is a type of rice porridge and Chinese donut is like a cruller with no filling or sugar.

Congee and Chinese donuts are non-seperable best friends. At King Noodle located, you can make your own congee with toppings you like to add in. I usually add minced pork, enoki mushroom and green onions in mine. (A tip – a thousand egg pork congee is one of the most requested combination)

Soak the Chinese donuts in your congee!

Besides congee, King Noodles is also known for make-your-own noodle soups.



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