Best Thing We Ate

7 Neighborhood Gems for Brunch Around Seattle

By Leslie Kelly  |  May 29, 2015

From Georgetown to Ballard, we've got your guide to some under-the-radar brunches in the city's hottest neighborhoods.

Luc in Madison Valley

Who doesn't adore a kitchen with a mission to "put an egg on top"? Chef Thierry Rautureau's cozy bistro is all about adding a bit of extra richness to your weekend meal, whether it's the amazing riff on eggs Benedict that features harissa-seasoned pulled pork or the custard-y quiche, get set for the best kind of food coma.
What to order: You're going to want one of everything, but definitely save room for a chocolate-hazelnut crêpe at the end of your meal.

2800 E. Madison St.; 206-328-6645

Porkchop & Co. in Ballard

Bowls are a big deal at this comfortably casual cafe, where you can go healthy with roasted kale and local eggs on creamy grits or dive into some fiery flavors with the kimchi hash. The location near the Sunday farmer's market makes this the perfect spot to fuel up before or after shopping.
What to order: The bowls are incredible, but if you want something more substantial, don't miss the thick, signature chop. It's partnered up with a couple of sunny-side up eggs, sautéed greens, oh, and also biscuits and gravy.

5451 Leary Ave. NW; 206-257-5761

Single Shot on Capitol Hill

This lively bar has a chill vibe during the daylight hours, making it a fine place to nurse that hangover with a well-made hair of the dog like The Outlier (tequila, mezcal, lime and Riesling), along with a lineup of imaginative twists on classics.
What to order: The seasonal flatbread is great on its own, but even better when there's an extra baked egg.

611 Summit Ave. E.; 206-420-2238

Brass Tacks in Georgetown

Practice your foosball skills or kick back and listen to a live DJ while waiting for your meal to arrive at this retro-cool space. It's usually packed with late-risers exploring the inventive menu. 
What to order: The smoked chicken hash is a hit, though it's tough to beat the ultra-juicy, grass-fed beef burger with an egg on top.

6031 Airport Way S.; 206-397-3821

Miller's Guild in Downtown

Chef Jason Wilson's industrial-chic steakhouse recently revamped its weekend menu, adding even more reasons to roll out of bed. Plus, the bar serves bottomless mimosas.
What to order: Steak and eggs are a natural choice, especially when it's made with the flavorful rib cap cut. But if you're in the mood for something sweet, go for the white chocolate bread pudding. 

612 Stewart St.; 206-443-3663

Agrodolce in Fremont

Grab a table on the sunny sidewalk patio and do a deep dive on that incredible menu, which includes the housemade pasta and rightly famous French toast bites with dipping sauces.   
What to order: Their awesome version of chicken and waffles features Skagit River Ranch bacon and a Marsala wine-spiked gravy. 

709 N. 35th St.; 206-547-9707

Steelhead Diner at Pike Place Market

One of the perks of hitting this Cajun-inspired, Northwest-centric hot spot is the hidden patio that's perfect for hanging out, sipping a spicy Bloody Mary and watching the crowds roaming Post Alley. 
What to order: Lunch-type dishes like the andouille "rich" boy, gumbo and the spectacular Scotch-ale-battered fish 'n' chips are spot on, while the combo of poached eggs and Dungeness crab smothered in hollandaise takes Benedict to a better place.

95 Pine St.; 206-625-0129