My current Neighborhood in Seattle is Ballard. Ballard is constantly growing and a great place for young or old business professionals. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to eat brunch which if you know me, should come as no surprise. When I first came to Seattle it was a tough transition where food is concerned. I would often spend $10-15 dollars on a plate and walk away dissatisfied. Over time I was able to find exactly what I was looking for in a restaurant and figure out if a place had what I desired just by looking at the line at the door. One rule that has held steadfast for me in Seattle is, “If there is a line, then the food is divine”. Ok maybe that’s not really my rule but it’s not a bad place to start.
So after 2 years of living in Ballard, these are my favorite brunch spots! Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed!
Morsel & Bean
Only a beautiful 3 blocks away from my apartment Morsel & Bean has proved it’s worth over the last year in Ballard. With homemade biscuits topped with decadent flavors such as the “Mama’s little pepper Aioli” or “Roasted Tomato Jam”, the foodie in you will not walk away dissatisfied. You can choose from a biscuit with one of their famous toppings or try a breakfast sammie. My personal favorite is the “Spanish Fly” which features prosciutto, over medium fried egg, arugula and that delicious pepper alioli I was bragging about.
A fun Cafe with an old diner touch to it, “Skillet Diner” is my absolute favorite place to eat in Seattle. If you are looking for meals with tons of food and tons of flavor you have hit the right spot. For months upon moving to Seattle I searched for the perfect fried chicken, and I found my love in the “Little Rob”, a masterpiece of a breakfast “sandwich”. Fried chicken topped with a egg, cheese, and their signature spicy sauce sandwiched between brioche buns with the perfect amount of crunch.
Bonus: Check out their amazing cinnamon rolls for an appetizer that feeds the entire family!
Hattie’s Hat, a Ballard staple is the perfect place to go Sunday morning after a fun Saturday night. The bar is perfectly dark and cozy allowing you to cure that hangover with their perfectly tuned bloody mary and big surprise fried chicken (maybe I’m obsessed with fried chicken ok?). The environment is friendly while you watch old movies like “Weekend at Bernie’s”. What is also great is they are open on holidays when many places are closed.
Have you been to Seattle? What are your favorite brunch spots?