The Fat Hen is not the brunch spot to bring your whole crew, unless you enjoy waiting for an hour to sit down while staring at other people as they dive into their benedicts and home fries. There are only a few tables, so it’s the place to have a French press carafe and a homemade scone with a friend, or split a couple of baked egg skillets with a date. Despite being a small spot, the light and bright space never feels too claustrophobic.
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Red Mill Totem House
Red Mill is where you go for a casual burger in Ballard. And onion rings. And milkshakes.
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.
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For breakfast on the go in Belltown, go for a breakfast sandwich at Dahlia (there are only four seats there). And couple coconut cream pie bites.
Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
Bounty Kitchen is a great brunch spot in Queen Anne that serves avocado toast, grain bowls, tacos, and griddle cakes.
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Portage Bay Cafe
When you have to please a big group for brunch, Portage Bay has your back. There are a few around town, but we like South Lake Union best.
Percy’s & Co.
Percy’s is a Southern bar/restaurant in Ballard with a great patio and a lot of bourbon.
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