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Here's a Map of Chef Zach Chambers' Top 5 Brunch Spots

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When he's not ordering pizza or grabbing some pho, chef Zach Chambers from Anchovies & Olives and Bar Cotto has a short list of go-to spots when he decides to treat himself to a proper Sunday brunch.

Here now, in alphabetical order, are his top 5 picks.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Boat Street Cafe

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3131 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 632-4602
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"The space is awesome; I think that's what really sells it. But the food is right up my alley. It's sort of Sitka & Spruce-y, Chez Panisse-y — it's not fussy, but they care about what they're doing. The food looks good but it's not obsessed over. I think their Benedicts are really good, on a baguette instead of the usual English muffin. They had one with artichokes and goat cheese that was really good. Their pickle platter is awesome, with some sliced salami and dressed greens. Their mimosas are really good, too."
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2. La Bête

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1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 329-4047
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"I love La Bete. I love their brunch in particular. Their dinner is solid, but their brunch is always a treat. I've liked it from the jump off when they had the beef tongue rueben on their menu. They don't have it anymore, but that's the best thing I've ever eaten in a breakfast situation, hands down. I think (chef/owner) Alex and his crew have a really solid grasp of what brunch food should be — a lot of really bright, flavorful vegetables, a good meat selection, a good egg selection. Their drinks are awesome. I love that space a lot. I can't point to any one thing there that I've had that wasn't good, which is admirable."
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3. Monsoon

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615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-2111
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"I love waking up in the morning and having Vietnamese food. The dim sum is tasty. I love the pho and nem nuong — little pork and shrimp sausage on a stick. It's definitely one of my 'wake up and walk to' places. I feel bad for having stolen their best brunch chef from them, but then again, I don't. (Monica Dimas) works over at Anchovies & Olives now."
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4. Revel

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403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2040
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"My number one is always Revel. It's consistently my go-to for brunch on my day off. I like the flavor, it's super eclectic. I like their sauces a lot. Their drinks are good. I just like the boldness of it — the bright Korean punchy flavors. The brunch menu changes pretty rapidly, but I go for the mizuna salad with corned lamb. That's probably one of my favorite salads in all of Seattle. I really like it. The pancakes are always a surefire choice. The Kalbi burger with the fried egg on it is super tasty."
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5. The Wandering Goose

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403 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-9938
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"I like their fare a lot — that kind of cool, really authentic feeling Southern food. It's not contrived, it's not like, 'We gotta have this gumbo, we gotta have this andouille.' They're doing pretty legit renditions of stuff. I like their...the one with the fried oysters and pork belly and poached eggs...the Hangtown Fry. The Bubble & Squeek isn't bad either."
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1. Boat Street Cafe

3131 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
"The space is awesome; I think that's what really sells it. But the food is right up my alley. It's sort of Sitka & Spruce-y, Chez Panisse-y — it's not fussy, but they care about what they're doing. The food looks good but it's not obsessed over. I think their Benedicts are really good, on a baguette instead of the usual English muffin. They had one with artichokes and goat cheese that was really good. Their pickle platter is awesome, with some sliced salami and dressed greens. Their mimosas are really good, too."
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3131 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

2. La Bête

1802 Bellevue Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
"I love La Bete. I love their brunch in particular. Their dinner is solid, but their brunch is always a treat. I've liked it from the jump off when they had the beef tongue rueben on their menu. They don't have it anymore, but that's the best thing I've ever eaten in a breakfast situation, hands down. I think (chef/owner) Alex and his crew have a really solid grasp of what brunch food should be — a lot of really bright, flavorful vegetables, a good meat selection, a good egg selection. Their drinks are awesome. I love that space a lot. I can't point to any one thing there that I've had that wasn't good, which is admirable."
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1802 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

3. Monsoon

615 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
"I love waking up in the morning and having Vietnamese food. The dim sum is tasty. I love the pho and nem nuong — little pork and shrimp sausage on a stick. It's definitely one of my 'wake up and walk to' places. I feel bad for having stolen their best brunch chef from them, but then again, I don't. (Monica Dimas) works over at Anchovies & Olives now."
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615 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

4. Revel

403 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
"My number one is always Revel. It's consistently my go-to for brunch on my day off. I like the flavor, it's super eclectic. I like their sauces a lot. Their drinks are good. I just like the boldness of it — the bright Korean punchy flavors. The brunch menu changes pretty rapidly, but I go for the mizuna salad with corned lamb. That's probably one of my favorite salads in all of Seattle. I really like it. The pancakes are always a surefire choice. The Kalbi burger with the fried egg on it is super tasty."
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403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

5. The Wandering Goose

403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
"I like their fare a lot — that kind of cool, really authentic feeling Southern food. It's not contrived, it's not like, 'We gotta have this gumbo, we gotta have this andouille.' They're doing pretty legit renditions of stuff. I like their...the one with the fried oysters and pork belly and poached eggs...the Hangtown Fry. The Bubble & Squeek isn't bad either."
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403 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

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