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Best Breakfast within a half hour of Seattle Bellevue

The_Foodaholic May 2, 2009 10:06 AM

OK kids, lay it on me. Where can I get the best breakfast within a short drive of the Seattle Bellevue area? Dives are good, someplace where you can throw a hat on your un-combed hair and get a decent meal and a cup a joe (oh, and the Mrs wants great hash browns).

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    Booklegger451 RE: The_Foodaholic May 4, 2009 01:16 AM

    I'm fond of Pancake Corral. They have great pancakes and good hashbrowns and eggs. Their coffee's good, and the service is friendly and competent.

    On the downside, the wait can be stiff if you're trying to get in between 7 & 9 while the Bellevue business community trundles through on their way to work.

    Pancake Corral
    1606 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004

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      kirkj RE: The_Foodaholic May 4, 2009 07:56 AM

      Glo's for the world class eggs benedict.
      Geraldine's for the cornbeef hash.
      St Clouds for chicken fried steak and their gravy (alas, no biscuits).

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        terrier RE: kirkj May 4, 2009 09:36 AM

        Geraldine's is a good choice.

        The crispy smashed potatoes at Lola beat any hash browns I've had locally.

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          The Shepherd RE: kirkj May 4, 2009 10:51 AM

          Where is Glo's? I LOVE eggs benedict, although few put as much lemon in their sauce as I do.

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            calmossimo RE: The Shepherd May 4, 2009 01:13 PM

            Glo's is on Capitol Hill

            1621 E Olive Way
            Seattle, WA 98102

            I've never been but it's been on my list... their eggs benedict are legendary from what I hear.

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          not the bad Steve RE: The_Foodaholic May 4, 2009 10:28 AM

          Maltby Cafe.

          Maltby Cafe
          8809 Maltby Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296

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            bighound RE: not the bad Steve May 4, 2009 02:17 PM

            Portage bay cafe on roosevelt way. they might have a second location-not sure. be prepared for a wait,especially on a weekend.

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              not the bad Steve RE: bighound May 5, 2009 09:37 AM

              Their second location is in the South of Lake Union neighborhood.

              I'll eat breakfast there (at either location) once in a while, but I've never quite figured out the devotion that some people seem to feel for it.

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              hickdolphin RE: not the bad Steve May 4, 2009 06:14 PM

              I second the Maltby cafe . I have not had a better breakfast in the area.

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                firecracker RE: hickdolphin May 4, 2009 07:21 PM

                I'll "third" Maltby Cafe with a close second being the Brown Bag.

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                  The Shepherd RE: firecracker May 5, 2009 11:15 AM

                  Brown Bag is good, but if you go on Sundays, get there early to beat the "church people" :) They slam the place at about noon.

                  Another good place is Village Square Cafe, I believe they have a number of locations, we eat at the one in Redmond. They do half portions which are great, because the whole portions are simply too big.

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              DrWine RE: The_Foodaholic May 6, 2009 11:11 AM



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                HungWeiLo RE: The_Foodaholic May 6, 2009 01:44 PM

                Geraldine's on Rainier.

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