Food & Drink

Seattle's Best Brunches to Enjoy From Home

Just in time for Mother's Day.

Typically you spend Mother's Day trying to prove you're actually a grown-up by putting on your nicest clothing item and buying mom brunch at a nice restaurant. But not this year. This year the best you can hope for is putting on said clothing item for a family Zoom call and sending mom brunch from a nice restaurant. To make that last part easy for you, we've found 10 great Seattle brunch spots that actually deliver.

Fat's Chicken & Waffles 

Central District
Opened a few years ago by the guy behind Li’l Woody's (one of Seattle's best burger spots), Fat’s wasn't happy selling its eponymous chicken & waffles soley for lunch and dinner, so it quickly started serving them on Saturday and Sunday mornings too, along with a can't miss biscuit sandwich with fried chicken breast, a fried egg, and bacon & gravy. They’ve also got a delicious egg Benedict with fried green tomato, a pimento cheese BLT, and so much more. 
Use UberEats for delivery 

NUE 

Capitol Hill
This not-so-nue destination for international street food isn't messing around when it comes to morning-appropriate plates from around the globe -- we're talking thin yeast pancakes stuffed with Dutch pepper bacon from the Netherlands; Flemish-style French fries; and a linguica, roast beef, and ham sandwich from Portugal. They're also teaming up with local businesses to provide Mother's Day gift packages, but those are only for pickup. 
Click here for pickup and use DoorDash for delivery

Cafe Flora 

Madison Park 
Seattle's most famous meat-free restaurant serves everything from dinner (corn tortillas filled with cheesy mashed potatoes, a Portobello Wellington with madeira wine sauce, plus a selection of pizzas, sandwiches & salads) to brunch, for which you can down buttermilk banana pancakes, biscuits & gravy, and more. Sadly, cocktails are only for pickup, as is the Mother’s Day Prix Fixe menu. 
Call 206-325-9100 for takeout and use Caviar for delivery

Porkchop & Co. 

Ballard 
Helmed by a former vegetarian making up for 15 years of meat-free eating, this mostly breakfast/lunch spot offers a handful of AM appropriate burritos like The Thomas with scrambled eggs, pork belly, and Mama Lil's peppers; a slew of signature sandwiches (try the Apple Melt with two kinds of cheese, caramelized onion, and apple); pantry items like bagels and lox; and brunch items like the Dad's Breakfast, which is just two eggs any style, plus their excellent house bacon and potatoes.
Call 206-257-5761 for pickup and use DoorDash for delivery

Portage Bay Cafe

Multiple locations
Boasting four locations across the city these breakfast specialists have your brunch needs covered, highlighted by more than a half dozen Benedicts made with everything from smoked salmon to braised pork shoulder, as well as a diverse range of other "favorites" including biscuits topped with a local, foraged mushroom gravy, and a dungeness crab grilled cheese with gouda & spinach pesto, but the best option is probably something from their breakfast Bar, which is basically just a bunch of different kinds of pancakes, French toast, and waffles. 
Call 206.462.6400 for pickup and GrubHub for delivery

La Palmera  

South Lake Union
Also boasting locations in Everett and Mill Creek, this family run Mexican mini-chain serves an impressive array of authentic South of the Border-style dishes made with ingredients -- including hand-pressed tortillas -- produced almost entirely in-house, including Huevos Rancheros smothered in red salsa & jack cheese, and chile poblano stuffed with scrambled eggs and cheese. They also have a family-style Cinco De Mayo menu (taco trays, enchilada platters, etc.) that's available through Mother's Day, and best of all, make-your-own Bloody Mary kits (only for pickup). 
Click here for pickup and use GrubHub for delivery

D & E 

Pioneer Square
Opened two years ago by a team of local industry vets, D & E (which stands for drink & eats) is usually just as focused on cocktails as it is on food, but until Washington State law starts to allow booze deliveries you're gonna have to settle for fried chicken and waffles with maple butter, vegetable quiche, or carnitas breakfast tacos. They also have a Mother's Day menu for pickup that includes some of their favorite dishes for two complete with chocolate cookies for dessert and flowers for mom. 
Click here for pickup and use Caviar for delivery

Honest Biscuits 

Pioneer Square
What started as a weekend enterprise slinging biscuits at farmers markets, HB is now a fixture in Pike Place Market thanks to their flakey, buttery signature offerings which come in a variety of ways, including a fried chicken biscuit sandwich with mayo and pickles from Seattle Pickle Company, Southern-style biscuits & gravy, and breakfast biscuits topped with eggs, Beacher's Flagship Cheese, and the most important part of any brunch, bacon. 
Click here for pickup and use GrubHub for delivery

Luna Park Cafe 

West Seattle
Admittedly half the fun of eating at this venerable diner by the West Seattle Bridge is the riotous '50s-inspired interior, but the menu is also pretty fun too, with highlights like the Elvis Waffle that comes with peanut butter, banana, and two slices of bacon, or the S.O.S, which is French bread topped with roast beef and then covered in sausage gravy. They also offer 15 or so omelette all of which can be had in a "Pile" which takes all the same ingredients and mixes 'em with hashbrowns. 
Call 206-935-7250 for pickup and use Caviar for delivery

Le Coin 

Fremont
Posted up in the former Roux, former Buckaroo Tavern space made famous in 10 Things I Hate About You, this casual French Bistro is offering a limited but still excellent brunch menu featuring bread pudding French toast with candied pecans & maple syrup, a pork belly breakfast sandwich, and Le Coin's World Famous Apple Fritters with pear butter. They're also offering a boozy Mother's Day gift box that will only be available via pickup. 
Call 206-708-7207 for pickup 

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Bradley Foster is a former Thrillist editor who's really too lazy to get up, shower and go to brunch anyway, so this list will totally come in handy.