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Seattle: Good breakfast joint near Wall and 1st

Apr 23rd, 2009, 02:53 PM
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Seattle: Good breakfast joint near Wall and 1st

We'll be in Seattle next month staying at the El Gaucho Inn on 1st Ave or St. Can you recommend a nice, nearby breakfast place to hang out, read the paper, share an omelet? We haven't gone out to breakfast in so long that I'm excited about this opportunity!
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Apr 23rd, 2009, 03:17 PM
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Hmmmm. Sounds like a reason for me to walk down that way on my lunch hour tomorrow and see what's there. I was going to say Macrina Bakery, but they only open for lunch.

One place that comes to mind for the "hang out and read the paper" part, if it is a nice day, is the Red Fin on Stewart & Seventh (in the Max Hotel). Not all that close, but they have sidewalk tables, and a nice breakfast menu with Asian-inspired offerings, including little fritattas that are just right---not too big or filling. (You wouldn't want to share it though; you'll each have to order your own, but at least that way you get to try 2 kinds).

It's one of the few Seattle sidewalk cafes I find pleasant--the sidewalk is wide enough to separate you from the traffic, and there are trees along there.

I'll report back on more ideas after my walk tomorrow.
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Apr 23rd, 2009, 03:30 PM
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Cyclops across the street in the Ace Hotel building.
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Apr 23rd, 2009, 03:42 PM
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You can't beat CJ's Eatery for breakfasts (2619 1st Avenue).
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Apr 23rd, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Lola's or Etta's (at the Market).
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Apr 23rd, 2009, 04:25 PM
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Thanks, everyone.
Enzian - that's so nice of you! Thanks! You know, I wasn't even thinking of sitting outside, but if we could throw that into the mix I would be forever in your debt. Outside, sunny day, paper, coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, toast, butter, jam, omelet or fritatta, no work and turn off that damn cell phone.
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Apr 23rd, 2009, 04:26 PM
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Pike Place Market..if not too far for you to walk.. La Panier great open bar on the street w open window to "people watch', best french pasteries and egg sandwiches, giant coffee..of course Powells has the all time best PNW breakfasts and views of the ferry from upstairs...the original Starbucks.. great way to start a day...
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Apr 24th, 2009, 03:30 PM
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What a great day for a noontime walk---thanks for the motivation, pdx. (I found a couple of new Belltown restaurants to try myself---particularly a Spanish place, Taberna del Alabardero.)

But back to your question. . . Cyclops looks great; right across the street from El Gaucho, with outside seating if the weather cooperates, and it is on the side of the street that would get morning sun. I didn't check the menu, but I know NWWanderer has good taste!

Macrina Bakery is directly across the street from Cyclops, and opens at 7:00 am, but I couldn't tell what they do for breakfast---maybe just fresh baked goods and coffee. For lunch they do a lot of interesting sandwiches, but I don't know if you'll get that omelette there.

The places in the market suggested by 1JAR are good too, if you are up for a walk. Love Le Panier, although again it's a bakery and I don't know about the omelette.

I'm amazed at all the new places in Belltown. You can tell I don't get out much!
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Apr 24th, 2009, 03:56 PM
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Bacco's make a really good crab omelet! It is adjacent to the Inn at the Market.
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Apr 24th, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Excellent! Thanks, everyone. I'll present my husband with all these choices when we set out for breakfast and let him decide. Bets are on the closest one!
Enzian, I am so unaware of what is going on in Portland, too. We get into our little routines.....
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