This Rainier Beach cafe has the kind of warm energy where you might spark up a conversation with someone reading a Roxanne Gay novel, and suddenly you’re trading family banana bread recipes. Not to mention that the dining room is bursting with great vegetarian and vegan food. There are savory biscuits topped with thick thyme gravy that screams “November.” The vegetable hash is a hodgepodge of whatever’s in season finished off with a drizzle of vibrant herb-infused oil that looks like green watercolor. And if the sit-down brunch you had planned turns into a quick coffee and pastry because life gets busy, that works at Redwing too. Join the groups of cyclists who had the same idea, and grab an orange roll or cayenne mocha.