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Apr 21, 2005 04:15 PM

breakfast in seattle

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Looking for a good diner type breakfast spot in or near downtown Seattle, maybe similar to Dottie's in San Francisco. Hope y'all can help - thanks!

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    Culinary Fool

    I don't know Dottie's but you can try the 5-Spot in Queen Anne (just north of downtown)

    Or I always love Le Pichet, in the market. It's not diner but French bistro.


    1. Dottie's is my favorite place in San Francisco. I am headed to Seattle in a few weeks and looking for a breakfast spot. How did your breakfast adventure turn out? Anything similar to Dottie's up there?


      1. the mecca on first avenue at the foot of queen anne hill (rather a long walk from downtown)is the quintessential diner but is closely matched by both the the five points cafe (4th/cedar) and the shack (on elliott) for both funkiness and food. five points is a 24 hour joint and has the best french fries on the planet and sold by the pound.

        1. I haven't been for breakfast but it's supposed to be outstanding at Lola. It's one of Tom Douglas' spots.

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          1. re: lisaf

            I'm a huge fan of breakfast at Lola's . . . my favorite is the braised octupus in red wine sauce with crispy pork belly, potatoes and an egg. Yes, an odd breakfast, but it's outstanding!

            Interesting to hear about the Shack--I've driven by a million times and each time I say "that looks like the kind of place that's either really really great or really really bad". Guess I'll have to try it sometime!

          2. How about describing Dottie's in San Francisco?