It’s a utility move, but if you’re organizing a brunch with nine of your friends who all have different demands (and plot twist: someone’s bringing their kid), and you need to literally please everyone, head for Portage Bay. They source their ingredients locally, their menu is almost as extensive as The Cheesecake Factory’s, and with any order of pancakes or french toast comes a trip to the breakfast bar, which is the holy grail of sweet brunch toppings. You can also just have a trip to the buffet for your meal, in case you just wanted a pile of whipped cream for breakfast.
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Homegrown South Lake Union
Homegrown is a local sandwich chain that Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. This one’s in South Lake Union.
Skillet Regrade is the third location of Seattle’s favorite modern diner, in South Lake Union.
Cask & Trotter
Cask & Trotter is an American restaurant in South Lake Union that serves BBQ plates, sandwiches, and burgers.
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Chop Suey is a bar and music venue on Capitol Hill that’s serves American food and is perfect for a Saturday night out.
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Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Oddfellows is a French Bistro, espresso bar, and old-school grocery store in Capitol Hill. It’s good for a lot of things, but especially brunch.
Glo’s is a Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
Lola is a Mediterranean spot in Belltown that falls in that useful middleground between casual and upscale.
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