Fremont’s beloved vegetarian breakfast restaurant, Silence Heart Nest, isn’t going anywhere for good. The 33-year-old restaurant’s owner, Nyak Polissar, announced plans to shut down in August. But after a public outpouring, his son, Bishwas Polissar, will take over and reopen the restaurant at the end of September.
“We didn’t actually realize how much the restaurant meant to the community until we announced our closing a few weeks ago, and there was such an outpouring of love,” Nayak told The Seattle Times. “That was a big part of the inspiration to keep it going.”
Silence Heart Nest opened in the U District in 1986, then moved to Fremont (3508 Fremont Pl N) in 2005. Since its inception, it’s served a popular menu of meat-free breakfast and brunch foods, from sesame pancakes to tofu migas to soy bacon BLTs. It’s also part of a chain of restaurants around the worldowned by Sri Chinmoy students.