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Vital Breakfast Spots to Know in Seattle, Summer 2019

The most important purveyors of the most important meal of the day

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Brunch is a big deal in Seattle (and Eater has it covered with maps of essential and hot new options), but is breakfast a lost art? It’s tough to find a true breakfast ‘round these parts, one that’s available on weekdays, starts before 10 a.m., and provides the most important meal of the day.

It’s not impossible to find, though. Here’s a round-up of restaurants that are doing right by eggs, pastries, yogurt, and more, all squarely in the morning hours.

Note: Map points are ordered geographically and are not ranked by preference. What great breakfast spot have you enjoyed recently? Show it some love in the comments or send us an email.

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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 will start your day off on the right foot. Fans love it for the simple food, lovingly crafted, with the likes of housemade yogurt, Benedicts, and homemade pastries a-plenty.

2. Morsel

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4754 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 268-0154
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Morsel’s U District cafe, generally mobbed, demands a bit of patience whether diners are staying or just driving through. The menu is concise and enticing, with a variety of biscuits and biscuit sandwiches plus an array of stellar spreads.

3. Cafe Turko

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750 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 284-9954
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Bright, colorful Cafe Turko is excellent any time of day, but its mother-in-law’s breakfast plate (available all day, blessedly) is the star of a menu that also includes several superb Turkish omelets. Naturally, it all pairs well with a Turkish coffee. Bonus: Much of the menu is naturally gluten-free.

4. Volunteer Park Cafe

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1501 17th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 328-3155
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Set on a leafy corner of North Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park Cafe does outstanding comfort food like banana brioche French toast, a daily quiche, and plenty of sandwiches. Pros pair their meals with a pastry, all of which are enormous and quite impossible to resist.

5. Cafe Barjot

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711 Bellevue Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 457-5424
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Sweet little Barjot in this quiet corner of north Capitol Hill does the day’s first meal right. Everything is simple and made from scratch, with plenty of seasonal offerings. Whether its a bowl of granola or a more hearty breakfast sandwich, Barjot does everything well. They also make every guest feel like family, which further wins hearts.

6. The Wandering Goose

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403 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-9938
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A perennial Eater 38 member, Wandering Goose dishes out massive pastries (oh, those cinnamon rolls...) along with Southern-inflected skillet breakfasts and biscuit sandwiches. It’s worth braving the perpetual lines.

7. Glo’s Cafe

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1621 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 324-2577

Glo’s is a Seattle institution. Just ask the perpetual crowd outside over steaming mugs of coffee, waiting to squeeze into the minuscule restaurant for a bite of coffee cake or a massive omelet or those famous eggs Benedict. Breakfast starts at midnight on the weekends, 7 a.m. on weekdays.

8. Bang Bang Cafe

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2460 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 448-2233
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Unassuming Bang Bang Cafe is all about the staples of New Mexico — the restaurant even flies in hatch chilies. The cafe offers a surprising array of food, with many items made in-house (like the fennel-turkey sausage) and great options for vegans. At breakfast, the Albuquerque-style breakfast burritos with green and red chiles are a must.

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9. Cafe Presse

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1117 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 709-7674
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Cafe Presse does it all, with service from 7 a.m. ‘til 2 a.m. every day. On the early end, the “petit dejeuner” menu includes such simplicities as a buttered baguette, yogurt with walnut and honey, and eggs with mayonnaise and cornichons. Sometimes simple is best, though, and the unfussiness of it all has won over legions of fans.

10. Honest Biscuits

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1901 Western Ave Suite E
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-7179
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There are plenty of places to get breakfast in Pike Place Market, and they tend to be fairly sub-par. Honest Biscuits changes that with its gut-stuffing, fluffy, brick-sized monsters baked with local ingredients like Bavarian Meats bacon and Beecher’s Flagship Cheese. There are also biscuits and gravy and some rad biscuit sandwiches, all of which are guaranteed to keep even the hungriest diners full until late afternoon.

11. Ba Bar

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550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 328-2030
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Ba Bar will fill the belly with comforting pho and congee, the likes of which its owners ate growing up in Vietnam. These dishes are best complemented with a selection from the restaurant’s excellent pastry program and washed down with a drink from the espresso bar.

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12. Jack's BBQ

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3924 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 467-4038
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Let there be breakfast tacos, Texas-style. Every weekday, this barbecue hotspot serves tacos with potatoes, eggs, cheese and a choice of smoked brisket, beef belly, or sausage. Diners can pick up individual orders, or call ahead for enough to feed the office.

13. Hudson

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5000 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 767-4777
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Georgetown comfort-food specialist Hudson starts weekday breakfast at 7 a.m. with options like the classic eggs-toast-hash-browns combo, breakfast tacos, and chicken fried steak. And here’s a rarity: It’s possible to substitute a vegetarian sausage at no extra charge.

1. The Fat Hen

1418 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA 98117

This small neighborhood cafe will start your day off on the right foot. Fans love it for the simple food, lovingly crafted, with the likes of housemade yogurt, Benedicts, and homemade pastries a-plenty.

1418 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117

2. Morsel

4754 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Morsel’s U District cafe, generally mobbed, demands a bit of patience whether diners are staying or just driving through. The menu is concise and enticing, with a variety of biscuits and biscuit sandwiches plus an array of stellar spreads.

4754 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

3. Cafe Turko

750 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Bright, colorful Cafe Turko is excellent any time of day, but its mother-in-law’s breakfast plate (available all day, blessedly) is the star of a menu that also includes several superb Turkish omelets. Naturally, it all pairs well with a Turkish coffee. Bonus: Much of the menu is naturally gluten-free.

750 N 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Volunteer Park Cafe

1501 17th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Set on a leafy corner of North Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park Cafe does outstanding comfort food like banana brioche French toast, a daily quiche, and plenty of sandwiches. Pros pair their meals with a pastry, all of which are enormous and quite impossible to resist.

1501 17th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

5. Cafe Barjot

711 Bellevue Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Sweet little Barjot in this quiet corner of north Capitol Hill does the day’s first meal right. Everything is simple and made from scratch, with plenty of seasonal offerings. Whether its a bowl of granola or a more hearty breakfast sandwich, Barjot does everything well. They also make every guest feel like family, which further wins hearts.

711 Bellevue Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

6. The Wandering Goose

403 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

A perennial Eater 38 member, Wandering Goose dishes out massive pastries (oh, those cinnamon rolls...) along with Southern-inflected skillet breakfasts and biscuit sandwiches. It’s worth braving the perpetual lines.

403 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

7. Glo’s Cafe

1621 E Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98102

Glo’s is a Seattle institution. Just ask the perpetual crowd outside over steaming mugs of coffee, waiting to squeeze into the minuscule restaurant for a bite of coffee cake or a massive omelet or those famous eggs Benedict. Breakfast starts at midnight on the weekends, 7 a.m. on weekdays.

1621 E Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98102

8. Bang Bang Cafe

2460 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
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Unassuming Bang Bang Cafe is all about the staples of New Mexico — the restaurant even flies in hatch chilies. The cafe offers a surprising array of food, with many items made in-house (like the fennel-turkey sausage) and great options for vegans. At breakfast, the Albuquerque-style breakfast burritos with green and red chiles are a must.

2460 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

9. Cafe Presse

1117 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Cafe Presse does it all, with service from 7 a.m. ‘til 2 a.m. every day. On the early end, the “petit dejeuner” menu includes such simplicities as a buttered baguette, yogurt with walnut and honey, and eggs with mayonnaise and cornichons. Sometimes simple is best, though, and the unfussiness of it all has won over legions of fans.

1117 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

10. Honest Biscuits

1901 Western Ave Suite E, Seattle, WA 98101

There are plenty of places to get breakfast in Pike Place Market, and they tend to be fairly sub-par. Honest Biscuits changes that with its gut-stuffing, fluffy, brick-sized monsters baked with local ingredients like Bavarian Meats bacon and Beecher’s Flagship Cheese. There are also biscuits and gravy and some rad biscuit sandwiches, all of which are guaranteed to keep even the hungriest diners full until late afternoon.

1901 Western Ave Suite E
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Ba Bar

550 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Bill Addison/Eater

Ba Bar will fill the belly with comforting pho and congee, the likes of which its owners ate growing up in Vietnam. These dishes are best complemented with a selection from the restaurant’s excellent pastry program and washed down with a drink from the espresso bar.

550 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

12. Jack's BBQ

3924 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

Let there be breakfast tacos, Texas-style. Every weekday, this barbecue hotspot serves tacos with potatoes, eggs, cheese and a choice of smoked brisket, beef belly, or sausage. Diners can pick up individual orders, or call ahead for enough to feed the office.

3924 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

13. Hudson

5000 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98134

Georgetown comfort-food specialist Hudson starts weekday breakfast at 7 a.m. with options like the classic eggs-toast-hash-browns combo, breakfast tacos, and chicken fried steak. And here’s a rarity: It’s possible to substitute a vegetarian sausage at no extra charge.

5000 E Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98134

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