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Readers Vote: 18 Best Under the Radar Brunches

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On Friday, Eater opened up a comments thread and the tipline (and Facebook and Twitter) asking readers to name their favorite under the radar brunch spots in Seattle. The jury is still out on whether or not some of the suggestions are actually under the radar (Lola, Ma'ono), which is why you won't see those popular kids on this list. Speaking of, here now is the reader recommended in-alphabetical-order-map of 18 brunch destinations where the food is good, day drunkeness is welcome, and long lines are not. In addition, quotes supporting the nominations. If your favorite is missing, please feel free to add it to the comments. There's no such thing as too many brunch suggestions.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ba Bar

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550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2030
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"Fantastic brunch and no lines (yet)!"
Breakfast: Wed-Sun, 8 to 1130 am
Menu: bit.ly/RLL8zL

2. Barrio

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1420 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 588-8105
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"Never disappoints. The great vibe lifts you up in the morning. And if it's on the menu, order the pork belly benedict!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: bit.ly/lWnYd0

3. Cafe Parco

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1807 42nd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 328-4757
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"Cafe Parco in Madison Park for decadent brunch, French press and cocktails."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/V2GA8Z

4. Cafe Madison

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1320 Madison street
Seattle, Washington 98122

"It's nothing trendy, but a classic diner with no wait, an attentive staff, lots of consistently good breakfast standards and cheap mimosas served all day every day."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 7 am to 4 pm

5. The Coterie Room

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2137 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 656-8000
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"While the dinner isn't under the radar, Coterie Room has a great brunch menu that is still catching on. Hurry before the word gets (totally) out!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/10Av5MJ

6. Grim’s Provisions & Spirits

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1512 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-7467
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"Amazing food, yummy choices of drinks, great atmosphere and a wide variety."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xu4Wcb

7. The Harvest Vine

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2701 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 320-9771
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"The Harvest Vine has an interesting, off from the norm menu and a mellow vibe. Best brunch in town!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/WRTq9T

8. Jak's Grill

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3701 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 985-8545
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"Jak's in Laurelhurst does good work and is almost never crowded."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsO9c6

9. Manhattan

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1419 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-6574
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"Manhattan has way better brunch than dinner. Great eggs Benny and amazing chicken and waffles. Also mimosas by the carafe."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsOqMj
(half-off brunch items ordered before 11a)

10. Marché

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86 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-2800
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"Marche in the Pike Place Market. Mimosa bar!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 330 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/vNpMGZ

11. Original Pancake House

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8037 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 781-3344
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"Original Pancake House consistently cranks out a bevy of breakfast and brunch items that far surpass the offerings of its trendier bretheren."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 730 am to 230 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/dU4Gnp

12. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

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3820 S.Ferdinand St. Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 722-0301

"Rookies Sports Bar and Grill has a mean brunch with $5 Bloodys and Mimosas! They also have a partial breakfast menu on weekdays!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xw9mhT

13. Row House Cafe

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1170 Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 682-7632
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"They do damned tasty food. Only grits available (I think), no hash browns, but really interesting specials and delicious looking pastries and cakes in the case. Kinda funky and sweet. And lots of different rooms, which is fun."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/ibLqWE

14. Saint John's Bar & Eatery

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719 E Pike
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 245-1390
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"The steak and eggs are probably my favorite in the city. Good Bloody Marys and cute waitstaff as well."Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pmMenu: http://bit.ly/WiQwLP

15. Schooner Exact Brewing

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3901 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 432-9734
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"If you like beer, Schooner EXACT in SODO has a small but tasty menu, heavy on the waffle combinations. So good!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/UN6vn1

16. Sun Liquor Distillery

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514 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 720-1600
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"Great atmosphere, plenty of veggie options, and cocktails."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 3 pm

17. A Terrible Beauty

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1001 Fairview Ave N # 1700
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 420-4498

"A Terrible Beauty on South Lake Union. No lines, good brunch menu, and great Irish coffee!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/WntNiH

18. Tilikum Place Café

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407 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 282-4830
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"I'm still bewildered how many people have never heard of this place. True, the Dutch babies are the signature items here, but really, everything on the brunch menu is pretty fabulous. And the space was made for easy breezy brunches."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 8 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/13Y2GjI

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1. Ba Bar

550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

"Fantastic brunch and no lines (yet)!"
Breakfast: Wed-Sun, 8 to 1130 am
Menu: bit.ly/RLL8zL

550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

2. Barrio

1420 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

"Never disappoints. The great vibe lifts you up in the morning. And if it's on the menu, order the pork belly benedict!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: bit.ly/lWnYd0

1420 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

3. Cafe Parco

1807 42nd Ave E, Seattle, WA 98105

"Cafe Parco in Madison Park for decadent brunch, French press and cocktails."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/V2GA8Z

1807 42nd Ave E
Seattle, WA 98105

4. Cafe Madison

1320 Madison street, Seattle, Washington 98122

"It's nothing trendy, but a classic diner with no wait, an attentive staff, lots of consistently good breakfast standards and cheap mimosas served all day every day."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 7 am to 4 pm

1320 Madison street
Seattle, Washington 98122

5. The Coterie Room

2137 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

"While the dinner isn't under the radar, Coterie Room has a great brunch menu that is still catching on. Hurry before the word gets (totally) out!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/10Av5MJ

2137 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

6. Grim’s Provisions & Spirits

1512 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

"Amazing food, yummy choices of drinks, great atmosphere and a wide variety."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xu4Wcb

1512 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

7. The Harvest Vine

2701 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112

"The Harvest Vine has an interesting, off from the norm menu and a mellow vibe. Best brunch in town!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/WRTq9T

2701 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98112

8. Jak's Grill

3701 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

"Jak's in Laurelhurst does good work and is almost never crowded."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsO9c6

3701 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

9. Manhattan

1419 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

"Manhattan has way better brunch than dinner. Great eggs Benny and amazing chicken and waffles. Also mimosas by the carafe."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/SsOqMj
(half-off brunch items ordered before 11a)

1419 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

10. Marché

86 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101

"Marche in the Pike Place Market. Mimosa bar!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 330 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/vNpMGZ

86 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Original Pancake House

8037 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117

"Original Pancake House consistently cranks out a bevy of breakfast and brunch items that far surpass the offerings of its trendier bretheren."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 730 am to 230 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/dU4Gnp

8037 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

12. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill

3820 S.Ferdinand St. Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98118

"Rookies Sports Bar and Grill has a mean brunch with $5 Bloodys and Mimosas! They also have a partial breakfast menu on weekdays!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/Xw9mhT

3820 S.Ferdinand St. Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98118

13. Row House Cafe

1170 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109

"They do damned tasty food. Only grits available (I think), no hash browns, but really interesting specials and delicious looking pastries and cakes in the case. Kinda funky and sweet. And lots of different rooms, which is fun."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/ibLqWE

1170 Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98109

14. Saint John's Bar & Eatery

719 E Pike, Seattle, WA 98122

"The steak and eggs are probably my favorite in the city. Good Bloody Marys and cute waitstaff as well."Brunch: Sat-Sun, 10 am to 3 pmMenu: http://bit.ly/WiQwLP

719 E Pike
Seattle, WA 98122

15. Schooner Exact Brewing

3901 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

"If you like beer, Schooner EXACT in SODO has a small but tasty menu, heavy on the waffle combinations. So good!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 2 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/UN6vn1

3901 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

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16. Sun Liquor Distillery

514 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

"Great atmosphere, plenty of veggie options, and cocktails."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 11 am to 3 pm

514 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

17. A Terrible Beauty

1001 Fairview Ave N # 1700, Seattle, WA 98109

"A Terrible Beauty on South Lake Union. No lines, good brunch menu, and great Irish coffee!"
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 9 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/WntNiH

1001 Fairview Ave N # 1700
Seattle, WA 98109

18. Tilikum Place Café

407 Cedar St., Seattle, WA 98121

"I'm still bewildered how many people have never heard of this place. True, the Dutch babies are the signature items here, but really, everything on the brunch menu is pretty fabulous. And the space was made for easy breezy brunches."
Brunch: Sat-Sun, 8 am to 3 pm
Menu: http://bit.ly/13Y2GjI

407 Cedar St.
Seattle, WA 98121

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