Is there anything better than a late breakfast? You get to sleep in a bit, and still enjoy one of the most important meals of the day. And with Mother’s Day coming up (on May 8), a mid-morning meal is a wonderful way to celebrate – of course, with a mimosa or Bloody Mary to top it all off. Check out these 17 highly rated spots across the state if you’re looking for a great place to go for brunch.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Buttered Biscuit, Sumner
Buttered Biscuit is a homey spot, known for their massive servings. It's a popular place (especially on the weekends) for their morning comfort foods like Corned Beef Hash, Eggs Benedict and cornbread.
Address: 1014 North St. #1000, Sumner
2. Yards Bruncheon, Spokane
Brunch is more than just for the weekends - which is why this retro diner serves it all 7 days a week. Located by Riverfront Park, they offer breakfast & brunch all day, plus homemade pastries, coffee and other foods made from local ingredients.
Address: 1248 W Summit Pkwy., Spokane
3. Portage Bay Cafe, Seattle
Portage Bay Cafe has four locations around Seattle, three of which have even been recognized as the best brunch in the whole
. Over the weekends, they cook up their well-loved brunch options with local ingredients in the University District, South Lake Union, Ballard and Roosevelt.
4. Rusty Pelican, Edmonds & Mill Creek
Even though their location closed in Seattle, Rusty Pelican still serves their top-quality food in Edmonds and Mill Creek. They have a wide and creative brunch menu, with tempting dishes like Crab Benedict and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.
Edmonds location: 107 5th Ave N Mill Creek location: 15704 Mill Creek Blvd.
5. Barking Frog, Woodinville
Barking Frog is an award-winning bistro inside Willow's Lodge, located in the heart of Woodinville's wine country. On the weekends, they offer a premier brunch menu with options like omelettes, corned beef hash, beignets and a selection of morning cocktails (including Bloody Marys, of course).
Address: 14580 NE 145th St., Woodinville
6. Fins Bistro, Issaquah
Fin's Bistro is a small seafood joint, located right next to The Village Theater. On the weekends, they have a popular brunch menu with a variety of Eggs Benedict dishes, as well as Eggs Neptune with smoked salmon.
Address: 301 Front St. N, Issaquah
7. The Wild Huckleberry, Wenatchee
The Wild Huckleberry is a cozy staple for breakfast and brunch in downtown Wenatchee. Their pancakes are thick and fluffy, and the omelettes and hash browns are cooked to perfection.
Address: 302 S Mission St., Wenatchee
8. Salty's, Seattle (Alki, Redondo Beach)
Salty's is a prime spot for brunch in Seattle. Their weekend buffet is filled with fresh, local seafood options, and if you're at their waterfront location in West Seattle, you'll be able to enjoy it over a sweeping view of the Seattle skyline across Puget Sound.
West Seattle (Alki) location: 1936 Harbor Ave SW Redondo Beach location: 28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S, Des Moines
9. Oak Table Cafe, Sequim & Silverdale
The Oak Table Cafe serves gourmet breakfast and brunch options all day long. A few of their most popular favorites include the oven-baked German pancakes, and Fruit Blintzes - made with French crepes and topped with your choice of fruit, like strawberries.
Sequim location: 3rd & Bell St. Silverdale location: 3290 NW Mt. Vintage Way
10. Bayou on Bay, Bellingham
Bayou on Bay is known for their Cajun/Creole cuisine, but if you stop by on a weekend morning, they have a raved-about brunch menu to choose from as well. They serve a variety of egg benedict dishes (with perfectly poached eggs), oyster shooters, and a fabulous Brunch Bloody Mary Bar.
Address: 1300 Bay St., Bellingham
11. Airport Diner, Bremerton
Brunch... at an airport? It's true. Bremerton's Airport Diner is a comfy place to eat, even if you're not catching a flight. Their interior is uniquely decorated with hanging planes, and the popular Sunday Brunch is all-you-can-eat. Some of the foods you'll be able to fill your plate with include: omelettes, quiche, biscuits & gravy, cheese blitzes with berries, and waffles.
Address: 8830 WA-3, Bremerton
12. Cafe Campagne, Seattle
Hidden in Post Alley, Cafe Campagne is easily one of the best bistros to grab brunch in the city. On the weekends, they serve items like omelettes, sandwiches, and specialties including French Toast, Crab Quiche and more.
Address: 1600 Post Alley, Seattle (Pike Place Market)
13. Alexa's Cafe, Bothell
Alexa's Cafe is a local favorite on Main Street to grab breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. Whether you're going with the fresh Northwest Eggs Benedict or the French Toast, it always pairs great with one of their Mimosas.
Address: 10115 Main St., Bothell
14. The Lobster Shop, Tacoma
The Lobster Shop offers a fantastic Sunday Brunch overlooking the beautiful Commencement Bay. Some of their brunch items include breakfast fare, seafood, salads, and a vast range of freshly-baked breads and pastries - up 'til 1:30pm.
Address: 4015 Ruston Way, Tacoma
15. Eques, Bellevue
Hidden inside of the Hyatt Hotel downtown, Eques is known for their award-winning brunch buffet. They have two options to choose from: the Continental or the American Buffet. The Continental costs a few bucks less, but has a much more limited menu. They also have a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosas...what more could you ask for?
Address: 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue
16. Hudson's Bar & Grill, Vancouver
Hudson's is a rustic farm-to-table restaurant, located inside the Heathman Lodge. On the weekends, they have a spectacular brunch menu with specialties like corned beef hash, smoked salmon skillet, omelettes and other egg dishes.
Address: 7805 NE Greenwood Dr., Vancouver
17. Chaps Diner and Bakery, Spokane
Chaps is an adorable, vintage bakery/cafe with wonderful outdoor seating during the spring and summer. For weekend brunch, nothing quite compares to a plate of their Blueberry Muffin French Toast (as pictured here).
Address: 4237 Cheney Spokane Rd., Spokane
Have you been to any of these top-rated restaurants before? Where are some of your favorite places to grab breakfast or brunch in Washington?