Breakfast. The most important meal of the day! I heard that at least a thousand times growing up. I’m pretty sure we all did, or at least some version of it. And as kids, we generally had breakfast of some sort, either at home or school during the week. Weekends were reserved for actual cooking in my house; pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon…..all the yummy foods. I won’t lie, there are times now as an adult that I have breakfast for dinner, and I’m not the only one. It almost seems like a luxury, sitting down for a meal in the morning in an actual restaurant eating real food – not the usual piece of fruit, yogurt, granola bar, or protein shake that a lot of us eat at our desks or in our cars on the way to work.
So for a lot of us, when you’re on vacation you take the time to eat breakfast. But if you’re in a new city, sometimes it’s hard to know where to eat, even in a city as amazing as Seattle with tons of restaurants and eateries to choose from. Here at Seattle Oasis, we know our Seattle breakfast restaurants. Maybe not as much as our cocktails, but that’s another post….
We put out heads together and came up with our favorite breakfast spots in Seattle for breakfast in the downtown/Belltown area, and why we like them.
Biscuit Bitch (Caffe Lieto, Belltown, Pioneer Square, White Center)
Trailer Park to Table: Southern Inspired Fixin’s and Kickass Espresso – it’s their motto and it is 100% accurate. From standard savory to sweet, they have a biscuit for you. Daniel recommends the Nutty Bitch (Nutella, Banana, and whipped cream) for those with a sweet-tooth, and the Hot Mess (Biscuits and Gravy topped with eggs, garlic grits, cheese, a grilled Louisiana hot link, and jalapeños) if you like a little spice to start your day. They even have gluten free and vegetarian options.
Pro Tip: Daniel tells me, “I always recommend the location in Belltown to our guests. It’s less touristy and busy than Pioneer Square, and a close walk to our Belltown units.” Excellent advice!
The London Plane (Pioneer Square)
At first glance, this place looks like another upscale coffee shop. And while they do serve great coffee, they also have a restaurant, wine bar, bakery, market, and flower shop. Because everyone likes flowers! Bernadette recommends trying anything from the bakery. “They bake their own pastries, and the bread they use is absolutely amazing! The food is always very fresh and delicious. The place itself is beautiful with an equally beautiful view of Pioneer Square.”
Café Campagne (Pike Place)
The menu says lunch, but they open at 10 am during the week and offer not only great pastries, but authentic French breakfast options like Croques and a crab quiche to die for. Candi recommends the rolled omelet or quiche. “Their French toast is legendary!” They also offer weekend brunch, and desserts served all day. You’re on vacation, you can totally have chocolate cognac mousse for breakfast.
CJ’s Eatery (Belltown)
They claim to be Seattle’s Original Comfort Food spot, and they’re right. At least for the last 18 years, as that’s how long they’ve been serving up your favorites: omelets, corned beef hash, benedicts, and pancakes. Breakfast is offered all day (7 am – 3 pm, 7 days a week) for those of you who like to sleep late. Darik, our owner, recommends the biscuits & gravy – especially if you might have enjoyed our downtown nightlife a *bit* too much. I personally have had them, and he’s not wrong.
Dahlia Bakery (Belltown)
For those who prefer their breakfast on the go, we recommend Dahlia Bakery in Belltown. They have great breakfast sandwiches on their homemade bread and really good coffee. Which for me is the most important part of breakfast. There’s also pastries and house-made granola. Oh, and donuts. Good donuts. Like the Red Velvet with vanilla icing or the chocolate with espresso glaze and candied hazelnuts….but since this is part of the Tom Douglas family, you shouldn’t be surprised.
There you have it, a few wonderful options for breakfast. Some of them even deliver if you prefer yours in your jammies. No judgement. Really.
Start your day off right
If you’re looking for that perfect home away from home, or just want an amazing place to stay while in Seattle, make sure the team at Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals has you booked in a beautiful downtown location. Our units offer fully stocked kitchens for breakfast cooked with supplies from Pike Place Market and comfy couches for meals delivered in. We have the luxury apartment with personalized service that you deserve. Contact us to start planning your next trip!