3 Comfort Food Hot Spots in Seattle

It’s that time of year again, the weather is cold, the holidays are creeping in, and thoughts of cozying up in your vacation rental home bring you more happiness than you’re ready to admit.

Since it officially took its place in Webster’s Dictionary in 1977, “comfort food” has meant a dish that positively piques emotions, stimulates sentimental notes, and warms the soul.

Be warned, once you discover this trio of comfort food providers, your next few meals will be planned out no matter how solid your gym intentions.

Cheeky Café
1700 S Jackson St. Seattle, WA 98144
While they’re described as “Asian food with a twist,” that may be selling the Cheeky Café short. They offer everything a comfort food hound could want, and then some. They make nearly everything in-house and offer menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Want cookies for breakfast? They’ve got it! You’ll find a varied menu with standard American and Asian items, including mouthwatering meatloaf, mac and cheese, soups, burgers, fried rice, French toast, Spam and eggs, and fry bread, to name a few.

4256 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
Aptly known as the “Comfort House” Ha! blends cozy café with neighborhood bar. Bright and vibrant, this place can serve up a plate of biscuits and gravy that will put the “good” in your morning or craft you a tasty cocktail for happy hour.

Handcrafted food, organic meats, craft cocktails, and a select wine list make Ha! just right no matter what time of day. Their menu ranges from American classics to savory Mexican fare. A few items to check out include mac and cheese, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, crab cakes, scrambles, plus steak and eggs.

1400 E Union St. Seattle, WA 98122
What started as a chef-driven food truck enterprise has expanded into multiple trucks and a popular diner. Skillet is now known for amazing food with thoughtful execution. Comfort foods include fresh made doughnut holes, homemade ice cream, cheesecake, and other items to tempt your sweet tooth.

Breakfast offerings include their famous house-made biscuits and gravy, pork belly and cornmeal waffle, and what they call “Serious Toast,” (check it out on the menu). Lunch and dinner options include their take on mac and cheese, chicken and waffles, delectable fried chicken sandwiches, and a legendary kale Caesar salad.

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