The Classic Breakfast Joints

17 spots that made our hall of fame.

March 2, 2012 Published in the March 2012 issue of Seattle Met

Cafe Presse Perfect coffee and classic French omelets give Seattle U students a laid-back Euro spot to wake up with Le Monde and a laptop.

Chinook’s Every breakfast at this Fisherman’s Terminal spot, fisherman’s scrambles to breakfast tacos, begins with a basket of fluffy scones with marmalade butter.

Coastal Kitchen Goat-cheese rumbles and gingerbread waffles are the headliners at the classic Cap Hill go-to.

Dish Cafe If anyone’s kids could resist pancakes with fruit faces, the line in front of this Frelard joint wouldn’t be half as long.

Easy Street Records and Café Whopping breakfast burritos are guaranteed to cure your hangover—though the throbbing soundtrack at this record store won’t do it any favors.

Five Spot Cafe Tough call whether to order the rotating regional special or the good ol’ Kathryn’s Grand Slam at this buzzing happiness factory atop the Counterbalance.

Glo’s When you want a classic Bennie, this teensy old-school Capitol Hill diner is your place.

Hi-Spot Cafe Every goat-cheese round-up and tofu scramble at this cozy Madrona house comes with a heaping helping of ’60s chill.

The Lucky Diner Breakfast happens all day (and, on weekends, all night) at this sparkly new Belltown diner, where terrific four-egg scrambles have vaulted to top-tier breakfast status.

Maltby Cafe No Sunday drive is complete without a pilgrimage to the countrified center of the cinnamon roll universe, just 25 miles northeast of town.

Original Pancake House It’s all about the Dutch babies, light as a good souffle and snowy with powdered sugar, at the four local outposts of this national chain.

Pete’s Egg Nest Freakanormous portions of Greek-tweaked omelets and scrambles are the deal at this Greenwood haunt.

Portage Bay Cafe Pancakes and French toasts at these three bright and buzzing favorites come with a complimentary trip through the toppings bar, loaded with fruits, nuts, butters, and organic maple syrup.

Salish Lodge They really do pour the honey for your biscuit from high over the plate, in tribute to both Snoqualmie Falls out the window and the legendary breakfasts served on this site for nearly a century.

Salty’s The Big All-You-Can-Eat Kahuna around here, serving a grandstand view of Seattle’s skyline along with the smoked salmon hash, prime rib, Belgian waffles—and everything else.

Señor Moose Cafe Best chilaquiles in town, caballero, but we like the sopes with beans, eggs, and green salsa even better.

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