Heading to Seattle? There's more to starting your morning in this fun city than just the most delicious cup of coffee you've ever had. In fact, Seattle has tons of great breakfast places, with offerings like 100% pure maple syrup to put on your fluffy pancakes, healthy juices, and energizing omelettes. Here are the 7 breakfast places in Seattle that you should definitely plan to put on your itinerary when you're there.

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Seattle Breakfast Places!

1. Portage Bay Cafe

Portage Bay Cafe is located at four Seattle Locations all offering local, organic & sustainable foods for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. If you can’t make it to the restaurant, the cafe provides a great cold lunch delivery service. Fantastic sandwiches & salads, perfect for your next lunch meeting. The cafe’s slogan, “Eat like you give a damn,” sums up their intent to promote healthy living. On their website you will find a non-extensive list of the local food producers who they work with. If you make it in time for brunch make sure to order the Bananas Foster French Toast, a classic French toast, with kraken rum & caramel sauce, sautéed organic, fair-trade bananas, garnished with powdered sugar.


Mon-Fri Breakfast 7:30am–11:30am
Mon-Fri Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm
Sat-Sun Brunch 7:30am–2:30pm

Breakfast served all day every day from 7:30 am - 2:30 pm at 65th and Ballard locations.

2. Geraldine’s Counter

Geraldine’s Counter is located in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Counter provides the best in Americana comfort food, according to their website. They proudly support and work with local vendors to prepare food with the freshest ingredients. As it is voted one of the best breakfasts in Seattle you must order their equally awarded French toasts in the city. Ask your server for the topping of the day and enjoy their 100 percent pure maple syrup.


Tues - Fri 7am - 9pm
Sat - Mon 8am - 3pm

4872 Rainier Ave. S. Seattle, WA

3. 5 Spot

The 5 Spot has a menu that ranges all over the country. 5 Spot highlights its regular Melting Pot Meals from 5 defined regions (or spots) year-round. Every few months we change up the menu to focus on a specific region such as Cuba. Try a plate of Empanadas Cubano, a pair of empanadas stuffed with house roasted mojo pork, melted onions, peppers and Swiss and served with orange mojo crema. If you like to go out for a late night bite, check out the Late Night Menu with eight items for only $5.75 each starting at 10 p.m. daily.


Mon-Fri 8:00am-11pm
Sat-Sun 8:00am-3pm & 5pm-12am
Closed 3-5pm

1502 Queen Anne Ave. N. Seattle, WA

4. Hi-Spot

Located in the Madrona neighborhood for the past 30 years, the Hi-Spot’s menu is filled with Seattle’s best. Get a taste of the Washington with the Northwest Exposure, a three-egg omelet with sautéed mushrooms, sour cream, garlic, Parmesan cheese and scallions served with home fries and toast. Enjoy the patio and cafe if you are not looking for a full breakfast.


Mon-Fri 8am-11:30 am, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Sat-Sun 8am-2:30 pm

1410 34th Ave. Seattle, WA

5. Lola

Lola is a lively restaurant offering modern, Greek-influenced flavors showcasing local ingredients. According to Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Lola breakfast is the “Best in town” and reflects the homemade nature of the menu. Come back for dinner and enjoy the Anderson Valley Lamb, Penn Cove shellfish, and wild king salmon as they reflect the modern Mediterranean and North African twist on food Tom Douglas strived for in his restaurant.


Mon-Thu: 6am-11pm, Fri: 6am-2am
Sat: 7am-3pm & 4pm-2am
Sun: 7am-3pm & 4pm-1am

2000 4th Ave. Seattle, WA

6. Easy Street Records and Cafe

This cafe is a combination of record store, coffee bar, and diner in West Seattle. Check out their list of best sellers in cds and vinyls while warming up with a cup of coffee. Or take it to a table and order from their scrumptious menu. Order vegetarian style and enjoy the Betty Breakfast Burrito, 3 eggs scrambled with hash browns and cheddar cheese wrapped in a spinach tortilla and served with hash browns and sour cream and salsa on the side. Make sure to enter into their ticket giveaways because you never know if you’ll win.


Mon-Sun: 7am-3pm

4559 California Ave. Seattle, WA

7. Original Pancake House

The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953. They now have over one hundred franchises from coast to coast, which have won local and national achievements. Try the local Original Pancake House in Seattle and taste the recipes fine ingredients. The House’s batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen. Try one of their signature items including the Apple Pancake, a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked just right.


Mon–Fri: 7am–2pm
Sat-Sun: 7:30am–2:30pm

8037 15th Ave. NW Seattle, WA

This article was written by Melanie Whyte.