Breakfast isn’t a big deal in the U-District. Maybe because it’s a neighborhood overrun with young adults who enjoy a handful of m&ms and a spliff for breakfast. You’d think that’s the reason why Morsel is so popular, but it’s actually because they just make excellent biscuits. There’s a different selection of flavors every day (hope for smoked onion black pepper), and you can get yours as a sandwich, topped with sausage gravy, or paired with a housemade spread like chocolate hazelnut butter. It’s all worth skipping your morning m&m for, but make sure you order the Spanish Fly no matter what.
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Agua Verde Cafe
In addition to having one of our favorite patios in town, Agua Verde in the University District has excellent frozen margaritas and fish tacos.
Cedars In University District
Cedars In University District is mostly known for takeout lunch, but it’s also a good spot for a lighter-than-usual Indian dinner.
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Samara is an American restaurant in Ballard that specializes in grilled dishes and excellent baked goods.
Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
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Biscuit Bitch is where you go in Pioneer Square for breakfast (or lunch) euphoria. Get the Bitchwich and add gravy.
Witness is a Southern-style brunch spot in Capitol Hill that makes you feel like you’re in Georgia. That’s a good thing.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
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