The best oatmeal in Seattle?
I love oatmeal in the morning, but in restaurants it's usually pasty mush. Just had the soy-chai Oatmeal at Portage Bay Cafe and it's so good, it makes me forget my "never ordering oatmeal out" rule. Where else has good oatmeal?
The first meal I ever ate in Seattle was oatmeal. Specifically, McCann's steel-cut Irish oatmeal. It cost me $14 for the bowl and a Granny Smith apple from room service at the W hotel (where I was being accomodated by the company with which I was interviewing at the time.)
I wouldn't rate it better than making the same oats at home (though it was great job-interview fuel.) I'll have to try what Portage Bay has to offer, even if "soy-chai" anything calls to mind barefoot, patchouli-scented wanna-be hippies.
the crumpet shop in the market (1st/pike) cooks up thick oat groats every morning and offers it forth with the usual emendations - cream, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc. - plus the option of having a fresh crumpet or some of their ethereal whole grain toast. also cafe appassionata coffee and lots of teas.
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