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Glo’s is one of Capitol Hill’s everyday destinations for a filling breakfast.
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Where to Get Hearty Weekday Breakfast Dishes in Seattle

Ditch the overnight oats and head to one of these top purveyors of waffles, scrambles, biscuit sandwiches, and more

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Glo’s is one of Capitol Hill’s everyday destinations for a filling breakfast.
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Seattle has plenty of standout brunch destinations perfect for leisurely weekends, but why wait till then for a hearty breakfast? The most important meal of the day deserves its propers on weekdays as well. Eggs, hashes, waffles, pancake stacks, and of course bottomless coffee are all worth waking up a little earlier for. Whether that’s a signature Bitchwitch from Biscuit Bitch, Portage Bay Cafe’s sustainably-sourced omelets and breakfast bar, or chicken fried steak at retro-diner themed Luna Park, the following restaurants have you covered. These 12 cafes and diners offer crave-able breakfast fare on weekdays before 10 a.m.

Added this month: Portage Bay Cafe, Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge, and Luna Park Cafe.

King County requires proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours, for everyone ages 12+ at indoor establishments, restaurants, and bars. Studies indicate there is a lower exposure risk when eating outdoors, and the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. Please visit King County’s COVID website for resources and current information.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Fat Hen

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1418 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 782-5422
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This small neighborhood cafe in Ballard has drawn long lines in the past for its simple food, lovingly crafted. Some items on the current menu include salmon toast, buttermilk-fried chicken sandwich, eggs benedict, and shakshuka skillet.

2. Morsel

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4754 University Way NE, Seattle
WA, 98105
(206) 268-0154
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Morsel has rightly earned its popularity in the U District thanks to its from-scratch biscuits. The concise menu keeps to the greatest hits: biscuit and gravy, a handful of sweet and savory biscuit sandwiches, and coffee from Everett’s Velton’s Coffee roaster.

3. Seattle Biscuit Company

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4001 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 739-5800
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Magnificent fluffy biscuits cradle outlandish ingredient combinations at this offshoot of the popular food truck in Frelard. Must-try options include the Che, with eggs, bacon, cheese, ham, pickles, apple butter, and sweet onion mustard. There are also grits dishes, served — naturally — with a fluffly biscuit on the side, plus mimosas.

4. B-Side

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421 E Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98102

A short but sweet menu of breakfast and lunch items greets diners at this cozy Capitol Hill spot — a sibling to Analog Cafe — including one of the more satisfying egg sandwiches in town. It’s served with a generous helping of egg, country ham (with a mushroom option), Beecher’s cheese, and pickled daikon.

5. Glo's

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1621 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-2577
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Established in 1987, Glo’s is one of Capitol Hill’s most iconic breakfast destinations. You can’t go wrong with any of its eggs benedict variations, biscuits and vegetarian mushroom gravy, or stacks of buttermilk pancakes.

6. Rubinstein Bagels

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2121 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 550-1666
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Andrew Rubinstein has been baking his popular bagels around town for years. He opened a South Lake Union location in 2019, and added a spot on Capitol Hill this year. Head to any location for a choice of 13 bagel flavors and various combinations of smears, bagel sandwiches, and duckfat matzo ball soup.

7. Biscuit Bitch

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1909 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 441-7999
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Biscuit Bitch’s two downtown locations has made a name for its “trailer park to table breakfast” biscuit offerings. The vibe is down to earth and sassy at the two locations (takeout only for now), which often draw long lines. Standout items include the Hot Mess Bitch with sausage gravy, two eggs, cheesy grits, and a Louisiana hot link; and the Easy Bitch with sausage gravy and eggs.

8. Easy Street Records & Cafe

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4559 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 938-3279
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There’s a not-so-secret diner inside the city’s iconic record shop that serves up music-inspired breakfast and lunch items. Check out the Notorious B&G, biscuits, eggs, and sausage gravy with hash browns; or the Dolly Parton Stack, a combo with pancakes, bacon, and eggs.

9. Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

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4872 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 723-2080
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This Columbia City classic is famous for its French toast. It also offers plenty more comfort fare like pancakes, omelettes, and biscuits and gravy. Geraldine’s has a covered outdoor patio and is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.

10. Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union

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391 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 462-6400
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Portage Bay Cafe has four locations: South Lake Union, Rosevelt, Ballard, and 65th. Here the emphasis is on ingredients that are seasonal, sustainably-sourced, and organic where possible, with plenty of options for vegetarians. Don’t pass up its breakfast bar — a bar loaded with fruit, whipped cream, organic maple syrup and other options — to dress up your french toast or pancake stacks.

11. Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge

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1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5678
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In the Before Times, Lost Lake was Capitol Hill’s 24/7 diner, the perfect place to land after last call, or fuel up before a show. These days the restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to midnight (and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday), with impeccable breakfast and comfort favorites like corned beef hash, eggs benedict options, scrambles and pancakes. Current specials include salmon cake benedict and tres leches pancakes.

12. Luna Park Cafe

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2918 SW Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 935-7250
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This retro-themed diner just on the other side of the West Seattle Bridge has breakfast all day. Its piles, scrambles, and omelettes are hearty. French toast, waffles, and pancakes are also winners, and it’s never too early for a Luna Park milkshake, one of the best in the city. There’s also plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.

1. The Fat Hen

1418 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

This small neighborhood cafe in Ballard has drawn long lines in the past for its simple food, lovingly crafted. Some items on the current menu include salmon toast, buttermilk-fried chicken sandwich, eggs benedict, and shakshuka skillet.

1418 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

2. Morsel

4754 University Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105

Morsel has rightly earned its popularity in the U District thanks to its from-scratch biscuits. The concise menu keeps to the greatest hits: biscuit and gravy, a handful of sweet and savory biscuit sandwiches, and coffee from Everett’s Velton’s Coffee roaster.

4754 University Way NE, Seattle
WA, 98105

3. Seattle Biscuit Company

4001 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Magnificent fluffy biscuits cradle outlandish ingredient combinations at this offshoot of the popular food truck in Frelard. Must-try options include the Che, with eggs, bacon, cheese, ham, pickles, apple butter, and sweet onion mustard. There are also grits dishes, served — naturally — with a fluffly biscuit on the side, plus mimosas.

4001 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

4. B-Side

421 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98102

A short but sweet menu of breakfast and lunch items greets diners at this cozy Capitol Hill spot — a sibling to Analog Cafe — including one of the more satisfying egg sandwiches in town. It’s served with a generous helping of egg, country ham (with a mushroom option), Beecher’s cheese, and pickled daikon.

421 E Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98102

5. Glo's

1621 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102

Established in 1987, Glo’s is one of Capitol Hill’s most iconic breakfast destinations. You can’t go wrong with any of its eggs benedict variations, biscuits and vegetarian mushroom gravy, or stacks of buttermilk pancakes.

1621 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98102

6. Rubinstein Bagels

2121 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Andrew Rubinstein has been baking his popular bagels around town for years. He opened a South Lake Union location in 2019, and added a spot on Capitol Hill this year. Head to any location for a choice of 13 bagel flavors and various combinations of smears, bagel sandwiches, and duckfat matzo ball soup.

2121 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

7. Biscuit Bitch

1909 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Biscuit Bitch’s two downtown locations has made a name for its “trailer park to table breakfast” biscuit offerings. The vibe is down to earth and sassy at the two locations (takeout only for now), which often draw long lines. Standout items include the Hot Mess Bitch with sausage gravy, two eggs, cheesy grits, and a Louisiana hot link; and the Easy Bitch with sausage gravy and eggs.

1909 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

8. Easy Street Records & Cafe

4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

There’s a not-so-secret diner inside the city’s iconic record shop that serves up music-inspired breakfast and lunch items. Check out the Notorious B&G, biscuits, eggs, and sausage gravy with hash browns; or the Dolly Parton Stack, a combo with pancakes, bacon, and eggs.

4559 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

9. Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

4872 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

This Columbia City classic is famous for its French toast. It also offers plenty more comfort fare like pancakes, omelettes, and biscuits and gravy. Geraldine’s has a covered outdoor patio and is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.

4872 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

10. Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union

391 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Portage Bay Cafe has four locations: South Lake Union, Rosevelt, Ballard, and 65th. Here the emphasis is on ingredients that are seasonal, sustainably-sourced, and organic where possible, with plenty of options for vegetarians. Don’t pass up its breakfast bar — a bar loaded with fruit, whipped cream, organic maple syrup and other options — to dress up your french toast or pancake stacks.

391 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

11. Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge

1505 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

In the Before Times, Lost Lake was Capitol Hill’s 24/7 diner, the perfect place to land after last call, or fuel up before a show. These days the restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to midnight (and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday), with impeccable breakfast and comfort favorites like corned beef hash, eggs benedict options, scrambles and pancakes. Current specials include salmon cake benedict and tres leches pancakes.

1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

12. Luna Park Cafe

2918 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126

This retro-themed diner just on the other side of the West Seattle Bridge has breakfast all day. Its piles, scrambles, and omelettes are hearty. French toast, waffles, and pancakes are also winners, and it’s never too early for a Luna Park milkshake, one of the best in the city. There’s also plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.

2918 SW Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126

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