Brunch is a staple in the Seattle food scene, and in my opinion, the best way to treat yourself on the weekend. The restaurants listed below are ones that I would honestly go back to again and again. So whether you’re looking for the perfect eggs benedict, mimosas, or french toast, here’s a list of my favorite brunch spots in the city!
Rated one of the best new restaurants in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler, Communion has nothing short of amazing soul food! While it can be difficult to get a reservation for dinner, their brunch is walk-in only. Their dishes are a great mix of southern cuisine and global inspiration. Try one of their brunch cocktails, the cornbread french toast, or the Laotian sausage eggs benedict.
This seafood restaurant located in Fremont is one of my favorite places to eat in Seattle, and their brunch is really incredible too. They specialize in globally sourced seafood, and PNW inspired dishes. You have to order their bacon + fried oyster eggs benedict, and the apple ricotta beignets!
When I first ate brunch at Le Coin, I honestly loved it so much that I came back the next day. They are a French-American inspired restaurant, located in the Fremont neighborhood. Their brunch menu includes unique takes on classics, but the chicken and waffles in particular are to die for!
If you’re looking for more of a classic breakfast spot, Hi-Spot Cafe is the perfect place to go with friends or family. They’re located in an old house turned cafe, and serve fun dishes like Mickey Mouse pancakes. The best breakfast tacos are also the best I’ve ever had!
Whether you’re looking for a girl’s brunch spot, or somewhere fun for breakfast, the space inside Olmstead is perfect! The colorful interior is spacious and filled with natural light, and they have plenty of brunch cocktails to choose from. Some of my favorite dishes there are the Shakshuka and Brioche French Toast.
For an aesthetic vegetarian brunch spot, Cafe Flora wins with their delicious food and sun-lit atrium. The cinnamon roll here is a MUST, it’s probably my favorite cinnamon roll in Seattle (and it’s vegan!). Additionally you can’t go wrong with their savory options, like the rosemary biscuits and mushroom gravy.
Portage Bay Cafe
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The amount of times I’ve gone to Portage Bay Cafe for brunch is too many to count. They are a classic in the Seattle area, most known for using local ingredients and their unlimited breakfast bar – yes, if you order pancakes or french toast, you can pile on as many toppings, berries and whipped cream that you want! My favorite dishes to order here are the Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict, and their Banana Fosters French Toast.
Endless mimosas and delicious Mexican food – what more could you need? Mission Cantina in West Seattle is one of my favorite spots to go for a fun birthday brunch. They used to offer bottomless mimosas for just $14, but now you just pay $1 for every refill, which is still a good deal! Plus there are so many different flavors to choose from (strawberry, prickly pear, mango, and more).
Located in Kirkland, DERUmarket is my go-to neighborhood restaurant featuring the best local and organic food. They have everything from fried chicken, to the best parmesan + herb fries. However you can’t leave here without ordering a GIANT slice of peanut butter chocolate cake!
Sabine Cafe & Market
When you’re strolling through the Ballard Farmers Market on Sunday morning, make sure to stop by Sabine Cafe for your brunch fix afterwards! They’re a French style cafe with a beautiful outdoor patio and interior. I personally loved their cafe items, including a vegan cinnamon roll with pistachios, and their gluten-free apple butter pancakes.
Oddfellows Cafe + Bar
Located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Oddfellows Cafe is a staple for an aesthetic breakfast spot. My favorites here are the baked eggs, brioche french toast, and any of their lattes! They also have a beautiful secret garden patio, perfect for outdoor seating in the summer.
Tilikum Place Cafe
Dutch baby pancakes are the specialty for brunch at Tilikum Place Cafe. These pancakes are light, fluffy, and have about 4 eggs in each one so you’ll leave satisfied! I’d recommend ordering the classic with lemon + powdered sugar, or opt for a savory option filled with bacon + cheese.
If you’re already in Pike Place Market and looking for a breakfast spot with a water view, Lowell’s is a great option! They have been open since 1957 and offer three floors of waterfront seating. I’d recommend their slow braised corn beef hash, complete with side of toast and hashbrowns!