Best Brunch Spots in Seattle

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If you’re somehow able to tucker out your little balls of energy on Saturday and get them to sleep in past 8:00 am on Sunday, then taking them out for brunch is a worthwhile treat. Or, say there’s a certain holiday on the horizon that pays tribute to the awesome mamas in our lives (hint hint) and you want to show your love for the special lady in your life, grab a seat at one of Seattle’s best brunch spots. Our friends over at Seattle Magazine have rounded up their favorite brunch picks by neighborhood, from Ballard to South Lake Union. So whether its to celebrate your fave mom or just an excuse to eat a late breakfast, check out these delicious brunch spots.



Bastille Café & Bar [FRENCH] The hyperlocal mission that guides this restaurant’s menu extends through the weekend, naturally. The house-made granola is sweetened with honey from the rooftop apiary and is accompanied by a pitcher of milk from Vashon Island’s Sea Breeze Farm. House-smoked wild king salmon is embellished with tender greens grown in Bastille’s garden, also up top on the roof. The vast dining room is often packed, especially on Sundays when the farmers’ market draws fans to the streets of old Ballard. We’ll raise a glass to toast the brunch cocktail lineup, along with the fun fizzy drinks without booze. Sun. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Fat Hen [NORTHWEST] Such a charming, snug space, this bright white dining room practically shines, as does the eggscellent menu. Get ’em baked or poached and perched on a muffin, finished in silken hollandaise. But these Benedicts take a delightful detour, subbing pancetta or speck (prosciutto’s cousin) for the standard Canadian bacon. On the sweet side, the house-made granola is a hit, and don’t forget to ask for some handcrafted jam to smear on the thick toast. Sat.–Sun. 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 


Monsoon East [VIETNAMESE] It’s dim sum and then some at this upscale Vietnamese venue, the younger sib of the Capitol Hill fixture. Yes, the flavorful pho and bun—rice noodle bowls—are available, but the breakfast-leaning options are extensive, too. Faves include duck confit hash, savory crêpes, the Dungeness crab Bennie and banana bread French toast. Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m. –3 p.m.

Trellis [NORTHWEST] While many food fans have jumped on board the chicken and waffles bandwagon, we’re clucking about another crazy mash-up: the tomato-orange marmalade served alongside the sweet-savory brioche French toast. At this sophisticated venue at The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, chef Brian Scheehser’s farm-to-table menu includes produce from his 10-acre spread in Woodinville. We’re fans of the Tails-to-Trotter sausage, the assemble-your-own scramble and the malted waffle with apple purée. Oh, and how about a side of corned beef hash, too? Sat.–Sun. 6 a.m.–2 p.m. (lunch 10 a.m.–2 p.m.) 

Find your neighborhood’s best brunch spot over at Seattle Magazine.

This is our weekly guest post from our friends at Seattle Magazine, which keeps readers on the pulse of restaurants, personalities, arts, entertainment and culture that reflect the tapestry of our dynamic landscape. We’ve teamed up for an exciting partnership to bring you a weekly dose of fantastic Date Night ideas throughout greater Seattle.

photo credit: Hayley Young