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Jan 3, 2011 05:50 PM

Weekday breakfast in downtown Seattle

A friend from San Francisco is in town on business and wanted to meet for breakfast. She's staying at the Inn at the Market. Any good ideas for spot nearby? Doesn't have to be in the market, but a short walk or bus ride is preferred. I work downtown, but rarely eat breakfast there other than the latte and pastry variety.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. 13 Coins for a full breakfast or the wonderful bakery directly across from The Market - think it's Le Panier for hot coffee and terrific bakery items.

    13 Coins
    505 5th Ave S Ste 160, Seattle, WA 98104

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    1. re: firecracker

      Don't waste your time or money at 13 coins. It's vastly over-rated and over-priced.

    2. No question at all: Cafe Campagne!

      Cafe Campagne
      1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

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      1. re: GourmetLight

        It appears that they only serve brunch on the weekend. I need a weekday breakfast at a place that opens so we can eat and get to work by 9:30 am.

        1. re: lisaf

          There is a nice little place on Pine and 1st named Bacco with some very nice breakfast choices. It's not very large with maybe 7 tables inside.

          The whipped OJ is wonderful!

          86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

        2. re: GourmetLight

          I've always liked Cafe Campagne too, Gourmet, but lisaf is right. Only open for brunch on weekends. As others have mentioned, Lola's does do a good b-fast. It's the only meal this Tom Douglas outlet does well though.

          86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101

          1. re: firecracker

            We ate at Cafe Champagne a couple of times during our trip in August. Just loved it!

        3. You could do Lola's. It opens at 6 am and is not too far. Has a nice menu and good ser vice.

          1. I’d suggest Le Pichet; it opens at 8am. A few blocks away there’s also Andaluca (7am).

            Le Pichet
            Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

            Andaluca Restaurant
            407 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

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            1. re: Luwak

              I'll second Le Pichet. I had a great breakfast experience there. Pastries, coffee and food were all very good.

            2. try THE ATHENIAN in the market; undistinguished food but wonderfully funky atmosphere - or, for much better provender, THE CRUMPET SHOP (also in the market), which will sadly be closed shortly for a few months because of the renovations underway to stabilize the old buildings. there is a completely forgettable place attached to The Inn At The Market; follow the lead and forget about it...