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Any wonderfully healthy breakfast?

natalie.warner Apr 2, 2007 05:02 PM

I want to treat my father to breakfast to brighten his easter morning- splitting time between the parents :) . I eat lean and healthy and I am wanting something lightHe would not mind eating that way also. Not too complicated or time involved since we will be eating again soon. My brother will also be attending and would like a variety to choose from- he's 18. Any suggestions on places around the sound with great breakfasts that are or can be made healthy. Any places with great whole wheat options, or fantastic egg white omelets, or beyond belief oatmeal? I am at a loss for my own suggestions. Thanks!

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    stolenchange RE: natalie.warner Apr 2, 2007 09:41 PM

    What about Cafe Flora in Madison Valley?


    Honestly, I haven't been yet, but many friends love the place.

    I also really like Crave on Cap hill. http://www.cravefood.com/menu.html
    Good variety of healthy and indulgent foods. And mimosas made with Pomegranate juice qualify as healthy, yes? That's what I tell myself anyway.

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      clearskies0810 RE: natalie.warner Apr 2, 2007 09:52 PM

      I think 35th street bistro in freemont would fit your bill (I think the website is www.35bistro.com). It's one of my favorite brunch spots, in large part because it's light, healthy, delicious, and they have a great menu.

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        clearskies0810 RE: clearskies0810 Apr 2, 2007 10:07 PM

        oh yeah, and the environment of the restaurant is just wonderful too

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        tstrum RE: natalie.warner Apr 3, 2007 06:10 AM

        Portage Bay Cafe is the place to go. Organic ingredients and great breakfasts.

        1. barleywino RE: natalie.warner Apr 3, 2007 06:39 AM

          The housemade granola w/ rhubarb yogurt at Steelhead Diner is very good (and they have many other options).http://www.steelheaddiner.com/menus/b...

          1. natalie.warner RE: natalie.warner Apr 3, 2007 10:21 AM

            A friend of mine suggested Louisa's(sp?- not quite sure) down off roanoke exit on the water- that was the only direction I was given- has anyone been there- feedback? Also, I have been looking at some of the wonderful suggestions and finding that most do not open early enough for our breakfast :( I am in need of a place that is open around 8 am*

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              sophie. RE: natalie.warner Apr 8, 2007 08:15 PM

              Obviously you already had your breakfast. But I just wanted to jump in and vote no on Louisa's. It's an average bakery at best.
              In the future you can get a 7am breakfast at Geraldine's in Columbia City. They have healthier options. But the focus is diner/comfort.
              For fresh and light I would go for Cafe Flora. Delicious, but opens at 9am.

            2. natalie.warner RE: natalie.warner Apr 12, 2007 12:20 PM

              Thanks for all the replies! We ended selecting Crave, in Capital Hill, because of time constraints- We ordered the orange French toast (soaked overnight with a side of sweet blue cheese cream), porcuitto with champagne orange hollandaise sauce, and tender fresh biscuits with chicken gravy- excellent and definitely a new flavor experience for my family. The staff was extremely friendly and made suggestions regarding the meal and other places to try revolving around my father’s comment that he liked the chorizo like spice flavoring of the chicken sausage :) The house coffee was smooth and since we were their first customers we saw the opening production of baking and base flavors for the day development- I was so impressed that I purchased a bakery item to-go after assistance on flavor components was suggested by our server- I highly recommend them for breakfast!

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                sophie. RE: natalie.warner Apr 12, 2007 06:59 PM

                I love Crave. I've only been for dinner-- their duck confit and gnocchi are superb. But I have heard really positive reviews on lunch as well.
                Good to know that breakfast is just as delicious.

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