A Parisian-style cafe specializing in Provencal food in Pike Place’s Post Alley. Reward your merciless market shopping with a croque madame and to-die-for cappuccino — so much better than a pat on the back.
Chef Ba Culbert turns prosaic brunch standbys into poetry with dishes like baked eggs with creamed corn and bread crumbs or Dutch babies with frangipane and toasted almonds. Plus, you’ll nosh in the shadow of the Space Needle.
The Mediterranean brunch at this Tom Douglas favorite is hailed by some as having the best eggs Benedict in town. Order a side of garlic fried potatoes and wash it all down with a refreshing ginger mint spritzer.
This wine country destination does regional fare like decadent huckleberry pancakes, vegetarian breakfast burritos, and Dungeness crab cakes Benedict — and custom sips from the new bloody mary bar — at its decadent weekend brunch.
Barking Frog, 14580 Northeast 145th Street, at Willows Lodge (425-424-2999 or willowslodge.com).
Sunday brunch at this Madison Valley favorite from famed local chef Thierry Rautureau comprises perfectly en pointe French-American classics like eggs Benedict, grilled steak and eggs, and a mouthwatering croque madame.
Authentic make-your-day crepes satisfy any craving. Start savory (roasted chicken and wild mushroom, house-smoked pork and chevre) and end sweet (cinnamon and sugar, Nutella and banana, creme brulee). Anita’s Crepes, 4350 Leary Way Northwest (206-838-9997 or anitascrepes.com).
Thirtysomething chefs-to-watch Brian McCracken and Dana Tough (of Tavern Law and Spur) dish elevated comfort fare like corned duck hash, grilled fennel sausage, and smoked king crab in their elegant Belltown space.
Woke up with a hangover (and empty wallet)? The six $5.55 weekday breakfasts — goat cheese and fresh herb scramble, corned beef hash, chorizo and black bean breakfast burrito among them — at this Seattle institution can’t be beat.
The Hi-Life, 5425 Russell Avenue Northwest (206-784-7272 or chowfoods.com).