There are opportune times for toasting with mimosas and snapping glamour shots of your French toast with berry compote on a marble table top. But then there are times when you need to eat a greasy spoon breakfast by yourself while you come back to life from a hangover. Planet Java is that place. The black-and-white checkerboard flooring and zebra print barstools are so tacky they’re charming. And the old school chicken fried steak is delicious.
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Elm Coffee Roasters
Elm Coffee Roasters is a Pioneer Square espresso bar that serves great coffee and makes their own nut milks.
Manu’s Bodega is an excellent fast-casual Cuban/Caribbean/Dominican spot in Pioneer Square.
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Little Big Burger
Little Big Burger is a Portland-based burger mini-chain, and this location is in Wallingford.
Ray’s doesn’t have the best seafood in Seattle (or even Ballard), but when the sun comes out, the patio here is where you want to be.
Despite the cheesy name, Uneeda Burger serves some of our favorite burgers in Fremont.
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Glo’s is a Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Greenwood is the coolest 24-hour diner in the city.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
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