Food & Drink

The Best New Brunches in Seattle

Naomi Tomky Published On 10/20/2015 Published On 10/20/2015

Deciding where to go to brunch is never easy -- nobody should have to make choices before they’ve gotten coffee -- and with the latest influx of new restaurants and brunches it just gets harder. Luckily, we’ve simplified the task by picking the best new spots for everything from Southern comfort food to Hawaiian treats so you know just where to go (but maybe put on pants first, okay?).

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Super Six

Columbia City

Tropical ingredients like the toasted macadamia nuts on the pancakes and the kalua pork in the hash anchor the menu in Hawaiian flavors at this latest spot from the Marination folks. But it’s the bottomless mimosas that anchor it in our hearts as one of the best new brunches in town.

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Eden Hill

Queen Anne

The greasy diner foods you seek are not here: this is a brunch for when you’re awake enough to appreciate a smoked oyster omelet with house sour cream and Pacific sea grass. The bellini has huckleberry and yuzu and the cinnamon roll comes with rose geranium and orange glaze. Basically, this is the kind of brunch you want to be able to remember -- not eat before you’re really up.

Salare Restaurant

Salare

Ravenna

The bright, airy space will open eyes and the food will drop jaws thanks to Chef Edouardo Jordan, who is bringing his special blend of global influences, Southern traditions, and local ingredients to the morning hours with everything from yogurt to head cheese, buttermilk biscuits to buckwheat pancakes.

Courtesy of Jim Henkins

Chop Shop Cafe & Bar

Capitol Hill

Fresh-squeezed juices and granola for the health nuts, biscuit sandwiches with pork sausage, mushrooms, and fried eggs for... well, you, and an interior made for Instagramming offer something for everyone at this centerpiece of the Chophouse Row complex.

Bounty Kitchen

Bounty Kitchen

Queen Anne

If you’re not up on your trends, then we’re here to let you know that avocado toast is where it’s at, and this health-minded hotspot has it in spades. But kale salads and gluten-free breads aside, it has surprisingly innovative and far less trendy menu items also worth a try, such as the autumn panzanella with endive, chicken, and poached pears.

Ernest Loves Agnes

Ernest Loves Agnes

Capitol Hill

For years, this space drew epic brunch lines for the fried chicken in its incarnation as Kingfish Café. Now, the Hemingway-inspired menu draws in weekend feasters with brioche French toast and prosciutto Benedict, serving espresso and cocktails from the giant bars running the length of the room -- from the light-filled front windows to the cozy spots in back.

Hong Kong Dim Sum

North Seattle

It’s hard to find any dim sum at all this far from the ID and the Eastside, but to find a place that not only serves it but is pushing forward with innovative/actually good food is basically a miracle. Nestled into the new Asian Food Center supermarket, don’t miss the crispy noodle, seafood, and corn wrapped in rice noodle house special and other dim sum that you won’t see anywhere besides the easily navigable photo-menu here.

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Naomi Tomky loves any meal that involves both coffee and alcohol. Follow her on Twitter @Gastrognome and Instagram @the_gastrognome.

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1. Super Six 3714 S Hudson St, Seattle, WA 98118

The latest offering from the crew behind Marination continues their tradition of bringing Hawaiian and Korean flavors to Seattle tables. Look for aloha spirit in cocktails and on the table, in the form of kalbi musubi, spicy Korean chicken wings, and Portuguese doughnuts called Malasadas, filled with lilikoi caramel.

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2. Eden Hill 2209 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Austin-transplant chef Maximillian Petty brings forward-thinking, creative techniques to this New American restaurant: look for crispy pig head candy bars and foie gras cake batter.

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3. Salare 2404 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115 (Ravenna)

Salare is the brain-child of chef Edouardo Jordan. He has brought together the farm-to-table principles he learned at Bar Sajor, his own background of Southern cooking, and his training as an Italian salumist to create a unique neighborhood restaurant.

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4. Chop Shop Cafe & Bar 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

A casual and bright spot in the remodeled Chophouse Row collection, this restaurant boast a New American menu including small plates of pork shoulder and gulf prawns, and market fish or bavette steak mains.

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5. Bounty Kitchen 7 Boston St, Seattle, WA 98109

Health-driven restaurants usually fall short, but this concept is actually packing some serious flavor into grain bowls, salads, and sandwiches that use inspiration from all over the world. Vegan mushroom pibil, Cuban bean bowls, and ricotta toast show up on BK’s varied menu, as well as breakfast served all day.

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6. Ernest Loves Agnes 602 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Named for Ernest Hemingway, this cool, divided space offers simple, Italian-inspired food and drinks from morning (espresso and pastry) to night (pizza, pasta, and amaro). For eats, try the lamb tagliatelle or squid ink ravioloni.

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7. Hong Kong Dim Sum 13200 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

It's not easy to find good dim sum away from the ID and the Eastside, but this places really cranks out quality dishes and offers an excellent brunch experience. Make sure you get the crispy noodle and the corn wrapped in rice noodles. The picture menu is easy to navigate and offers accurate depictions of what you're getting.

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