Leggo your Eggo - please. If you need waffles in order to function in the morning, throw those frozen ones straight in the trash and go to Sweet Iron. Their Belgian-style waffles are hot, soft, and go just as well with prosciutto and creme fraiche as they do with Nutella and cookie butter. It’s a speedy, counter-service operation, and feels like the kind of cafe you might find in a museum: clean and a little corporate, but not in a bad way. And just to let you know, a waffle ice cream sundae with salted caramel and whipped cream is a thing you can get here, if that’s the kind of thing you crave before 8am.
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Ghost Alley Espresso
Ignore the gross gum wall in Pike Place and make your way to Ghost Alley Espresso for interesting lattes and much fewer tourists.
DeLaurenti Food & Wine
Delaurenti is an Italian grocery and cafe Downtown that serves things like pizza, baked goods, sandwiches, and charcuterie.
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Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
General Porpoise Coffee & Doughnuts
General Porpoise is a very cute coffee shop in Capitol Hill with some very good homemade donut holes.
For breakfast on the go in Belltown, go for a breakfast sandwich at Dahlia (there are only four seats there). And couple coconut cream pie bites.
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