We’re pretty pious when it comes to Sunday brunch. We show up on time, with bellies empty, and stretchy pants engaged. Here are some of our favorite spots in the city to worship, and delight in a late morning, leisurely feast.
Located on the border of Ballard and Phinney, in a little nook called “Stumbletown,” Stock serves fast, affordable comfort food with Vietnamese flair. Try their pho—full of slow-roasted chicken bone flavor, ginger and greens, it’s a warm, aromatic way to start the day. Stock: 500 NW 65th St.; 206-402-3281
Porkchop and Co.
Bright, airy and open, with accents of red on playful metal chairs, Porkchop and Co. serves up fresh, local fare guaranteed to fuel you for a busy day in the city. Grab a savory breakfast bowl, or their much revered brioche French toast. Pork Chop and Co.: 5451 Leary Ave. NW; 206-257-5761
The Fat Hen
If Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon bennies and mimosas sound like the perfect Saturday morning celebration, you should probably check out one of Ballard’s best little neighborhood eateries, The Fat Hen. Warm wood floors, and bright marble countertops give this place a lightness that makes us want to scoot up to the window-front bar, and stay awhile. The Fat Hen: 1418 NW 70th St. 206-782-5422
Brimmer & Heeltap
This gorgeous Ballard gastropub’s back patio includes fun pops of turquoise and orange, a fire pit and plenty of lush greenery. For brunch, regulars rave about the “Ramen Loco Moco” with housemade noodles and pork loin, as well as the understated, but scrumptious thick-cut bread and butter. Brimmer & Heeltap: 425 NW Market St.; 206-420-2534
With three, long communal tables surrounded by walls lined with colorfully decorated packing crates, NUE’s vibe is about as eclectic as its brunch offerings. From Dutch Pannekoeken, to Puerto Rican Mofongo, to Israeli Shakshuka—why buy a plane ticket when you can have it all in Capitol Hill? NUE: 1519 14th Ave.; 206-257-0312
Pan Pacific Seattle Lobby Bar
Don’t feel like traveling far for brunch? You’re in luck. The Pan Pacific Seattle lobby bar serves one of Seattle’s best breakfasts. In our downtown location, enjoy options like creme fraiche french toast, buttermilk pancakes topped with cardamom-whipped cream and a classic eggs benedict with lemon thyme hollandaise. Pan Pacific Seattle: 2125 Terry Avenue; 206-264-8111