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Quick Guide To Breakfast In Seattle

The thriving restaurant scene in Seattle, Washington is eclectic, creative and inspiring. The same is true in the early-morning hours, with outstanding offerings when it comes to breakfast.
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The thriving restaurant scene in Seattle, Washington is eclectic, creative and inspiring. The city's chefs have access to fresh seafood, organic meats and local produce. Wake up to locally-roasted coffee beans and pleasing pastries at standout bakeries. For breakfast and brunch, start your day off with traditional hearty hot cakes, fluffy omelets or bacon and eggs.

Café Campagne
The Oeufs en Meurette is the most popular brunch dish at this Zagat-rated bohemian French bistro. Poached eggs on traditional French croutons with pearl onions and a red wine foie gras-butter sauce will temporarily transport you to Paris. The croutons are one-inch sliced triangles lightly fried in oil. The dish is served with the city's most famous pommes frîtes. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations accepted.

Hattie's Hat Restaurant
Seattle's Scandinavian neighborhood is home to Hattie's Hat. This is home to the best and stiffest Bloody Mary in Seattle. Put some meat on your bones with Hattie's Hash or "Mother and Child-Re-union" (eggs and fried chicken with the works). On the lighter side, order the scrumptious Swedes (three traditional crepes topped with wild Swedish lingonberries).

Mae's Phinney Ridge Café
Since the 1920s, this homey breakfast joint has been a hopping Seattle hang-out. Mae's serves ample-sized portions of comfort food. Dive into "Spudfest," a heaping plate of potatoes, topped with cheese, sour cream and salsa. Sink your teeth into a king-size, piping hot cinnamon roll with a cup of home roasted java. Treat yourself to a yummy espresso shake any time of day.