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May 2, 2009 10:06 AM

Best Breakfast within a half hour of Seattle Bellevue

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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  1. 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

    1. 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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      1. re: kirkj

        Geraldine's is a good choice.

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

        1. re: kirkj

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

          1. re: The Shepherd

            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.

        2. Maltby Cafe.

          Maltby Cafe
          8809 Maltby Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296

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          1. re: not the bad Steve

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

            1. re: bighound

              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.

            2. re: not the bad Steve

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

              1. re: hickdolphin

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

                1. re: firecracker

                  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.

              1. Geraldine's on Rainier.