The Brunch Date Brunch is a meal filled with endless possibilities. It’s like vacation, where we let ourselves run wild and free. That’s why Brunch is perfect for a date. You want to order French Toast with strawberries and whipped cream, a side of bacon, hashbrowns and eggs, go ahead. No one’s going to judge. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s at 10am? It’s almost an unwritten rule (please drink responsibly). It’s early enough in the day, so if it goes great, you can plan the rest of the day together and if it doesn’t, you didn’t waste entire evening. Here are 5 spots around Seattle where the brunch game is on point.
The Wandering Goose – Capitol Hill
This rustic cafe on Capitol Hill serves Southern inspired fare, and what could be more Southern than Fried Chicken, Biscuits and Gravy! Enter the Sawmill, a giant fried chicken biscuit sandwich smothered in gravy and topped with poached eggs. Excellent food and budget friendly. Arrive early or expect lines out the door.
Tilikum Place Cafe – Belltown
Located in the shadow of the Space Needle, this popular downtown brunch spot is best known for their Dutch Babies. These fluffy pancakes cooked in a cast iron skillet come either sweet with powdered sugar, lemon & syrup or savory with cheese & bacon. One of the few places that takes reservations, so make one to avoid a wait.
Junebaby – Ravenna
The darling of the Seattle food scene and winner of 2 James Beard Awards, this Ravena soul food restaurant serves up a mean brunch. The brunch menu consists of classic Southern Sandwiches like Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Fried Green Tomatoes & Turkey Hot Brown. Don’t forget staples like Buttermilk Biscuits with Pure Cane Sugar and the Cast Iron Mac & Cheese.
Heartwood Provisions – Downtown
Heartwood Provisions is all about balancing timeless classics with creative intriguing dishes inside their beautiful wood-trimmed dining room. For the classics they have the Pancakes, the French Toast and the Benedicts. On the creative side they have a Salmon Benedict with Gochujang Hollandaise sauce and Ginger Congee. Their top-notch bar program creates cocktails to perfectly pair and enhance your meal.
DERU Market – Kirkland
Tucked away in an industrial area in Kirkland, DERU Market is serving some of the best food in the Seattle area. This gorgeous outpost will give you visions of Pinterest with its white interior and marble counters. The food is eclectic American with brunch dishes like Biscuits, Fried Chicken and Brioche French Toast as well as scratch-made Sandwiches and wood-fired Pizzas. The icing on the cake, literally, is their amazing selection of gigantic cakes.