Pizza and brunch seem to be universally beloved — and when the two combine forces, there’s simply no stopping them. From upscale breakfast pies topped with soft eggs and smoked prosciutto to a family-friendly drag show serving up Quiche-za, these local restaurants are the current staples when one needs a slice that goes best with mimosas early in the day. If you think we missed a spot, send us a tip.Read More
11 Cheesy Seattle Spots That Prove Pizza Is Really a Brunch Food
It goes beyond just putting an egg on it
A fine dining restaurant with antique charm on the ground floor of the Hotel Ballard, chef and owner Jason Stoneburner has two pizza options on the brunch menu: a simple pie with potatoes, eggs, and house-made bacon, and another with fennel sausage, chanterelles, two eggs, and fontina fonduta. Other favorites include the huckleberry ricotta coffee cake, Turkish eggs, and a whole bunch of elegantly-crafted punches and fizzes.
This casual, contemporary space in Fremont offers four delectable brunch pies, including the Wakey, Wakey, Eggs n’ Bakey (with bacon, scrambled eggs, mozzarella, and fontina) and a smoked salmon option. There’s also a calzone called “The Cure,” with scrambled egg, Italian sausage, a three-cheese blend, and a side of shakshuka sauce. Best washed down with blood orange mimosas or any of the wines available on an extensive list from neighboring Claret.
What started as a pop-up by star Bainbridge Island chef Brendan McGill became a spacious, beautiful spot for creative Neapolitan-style pizzas. Options like the dateri e prosciutto (a blistered pizza topped with dates, mozzarella, grana padano, basil, prosciutto, and balsamic), or the cipolla (a pie covered in sweet onions, leeks, and wildflower honey) are rich and satisfying. The antipasti dishes and a bar focused on Italian spirits round out a nice daytime treat.
4. Serious Pie and Biscuit
The second Serious Pie outpost in South Lake Union from celebrated restaurateur, Tom Douglas, opened in 2011 with the added bonus of buttery biscuits and a weekend brunch menu. There’s an excellent breakfast pizza with soft eggs, smoked prosciutto, arugula, and pecorino romano, plus a separate menu of buttermilk biscuit sandwiches (all savory but one: house peanut butter, banana and honey), and baked egg skillets often topped with fresh ingredients from a farm in Prosser, WA.
5. Plum Bistro
Capitol Hill’s popular upscale vegan destination serves classics like a tofu scramble and a bistro breakfast sandwich at brunch, but it also features a Veggie Monster Pizza that lives up to its name. Topped with marinara and pesto, peppers, mushrooms, onions, cheese, broccoli, fresh basil, parsley and ribboned kale, this pie sounds more like a salad — but the ingredients blend well to create a flavorful comfort pizza that feels both healthy and indulgent.
6. Central Pizza
This bright, quirky Central District neighborhood pizzeria-within-an-old-pizzeria offers The Hangover pie for both your brunch and hangover needs: egg, house-made sausage, potatoes, and mozzarella on an olive oil base. It also has grinders and six vegetarian pies, including one with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, goat cheese, and mozzarella on a pesto base. And a decadent Cuban sandwich pie makes an appearance from time to time on the menu.
7. Humble Pie
With a focus on sustainably-sourced ingredients (some vegetables are grown on-site), this eco-conscious pizzeria in Rainier Beach has a handful of pizzas just right for brunch. The pie with apples, bacon, Beecher’s flagship cheese and mozzarella creates a nice balance between sweet and savory, while the Whole Hog pizza earns its name with toppings like pulled pork, prosciutto, and bacon. Any of their pies can be made with vegan cheese.
Brunch is served at all four of Mioposto’s warm, family-friendly restaurants (including Mount Baker, Bryant, Mercer Island, in addition to this one). And at the top of that menu is the bacon and egg breakfast pizza: house-made tutto calabria sauce made in-house, pancetta, mozzarella, and two eggs sunny side up. There’s also a classic shakshuka, and a giant breakfast stromboli, for some other hearty options.
9. Breezy Town Pizza
Sibling to Phinney Ridge’s massively popular Windy City Pie, this pizza counter located within the Clock-Out Lounge on Beacon Hill serves up 12-inch deep dish options with a caramelized cheese edge on a house-made sourdough. Brunch pizzas are currently available once a month at an all-ages drag show aptly called The Breakfast Club, and include the Quiche-za (a fluffy quiche pizza made with Wisconsin brick cheese), and the Everything Bagel pie, topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, and capers.
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10. Resonate Brewery and Pizzeria
Craft beer and Roman-style pizza are consistent at this kid-friendly Bellevue brewery. In addition to great happy hour specials — such baked polenta, plus a choice of savory toppings for $5 — and the broad selection of brews, it makes a classic Morning Glory pizza: prosciutto, mozzarella, eggs, and arugula. Sides that may go well with the pie include a selection of hearty salads, fresh-baked breadsticks, and meatballs.
This casual, kid-friendly restaurant boasts “pizza that made White Center famous.” Its full menu of pizzas are available during brunch time, but the ham and egg pie (made with Zoe’s prosciutto, soft egg, and organic arugula), and the potato version (topped with thinly-sliced potato, gorgonzola, and chives) stand out as particularly strong choices for an early day meal. Gluten-free crusts are available for an extra $5.