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Birthday brunch recs please :)

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Aileron Girl Jun 9, 2011 02:19 PM

Hello Foodies!

I'm looking for a great brunch place to celebrate my birthday. Specifically, a good mix of sweet and savory offerings in a non-uptight, but warm and inviting environment.

Thanks in advance!!

Cheers,
AG

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    mrnelso RE: Aileron Girl Jun 9, 2011 03:58 PM

    We've enjoyed Cafe Campagne, at Pike PLace.
    The French French Toast is a favorite

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    Cafe Campagne
    1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

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      Aileron Girl RE: mrnelso Jun 9, 2011 04:14 PM

      Thanks for suggestion. Cafe Campagne is a great restaurant, but it is the one place I've already been to... Any other suggestions?

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      Cafe Campagne
      1600 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

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      christy319 RE: Aileron Girl Jun 9, 2011 07:17 PM

      I like Tillikum Place Cafe. They have sweet AND savory dutch babies!

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        Booklegger451 RE: Aileron Girl Jun 10, 2011 04:10 PM

        Check out the Corson Building for Sunday Brunch. They have an excellent mix of sweets and savory goodies, in a real one-of-a-kind setting. Overall, they also just have terrific food.

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        The Corson Building
        5609 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

        1. seabee RE: Aileron Girl Jun 10, 2011 08:24 PM

          I second the Corson Building!
          If you want total variety and the whole "Brunch Experience" Portage Bay Cafe is very popular and there is always a long line.
          Boat Street Cafe (great French shabby chic atmosphere) as well.

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          Portage Bay Cafe
          4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

          Boat Street Cafe
          909 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA

          The Corson Building
          5609 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

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            roolala RE: seabee Jun 12, 2011 01:58 AM

            These are all great suggestions :) Love Tilikum and just had breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe this morning (delicious)! The toppings bar also looked amazing for the french toast/pancake options!

            Anita's Crepes might also be an option...super cute and I'm usually not a fan of savory crepes, but the bacon and cheese is SO good, and their French onion soup was great! Happy birthday!

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            Portage Bay Cafe
            4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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            Aileron Girl RE: Aileron Girl Jun 13, 2011 12:40 PM

            Many thanks for the great suggestions and birthday wishes. I'm curious about the Coson Building. What exact is it? I checked their website and there is no menu. Is it a "scheduled" restaurant?

            Ok, my turn to pay it foward.... For those of you that like Tilikum cafe, there is a coupon on offer through this link for a $100 gift certificate for $50. You have to register to get access and it's only good for the next 16 hrs. Enjoy!

            http://www.ruelala.com/product/detail...

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              Aileron Girl RE: Aileron Girl Jun 13, 2011 12:42 PM

              Sorry that was for $60, not $50!

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                Booklegger451 RE: Aileron Girl Jun 13, 2011 04:21 PM

                A-Girl... Corson Building changes up what they're serving all the time. Thursday and Friday dinners, they offer a limited menu based on what's at it's peak just then, and often on a theme. A sample menu is on their website: http://corsonbuilding.files.wordpress...

                Their big dinner on Saturday is fixed menu... I've never asked, but they might tell you what they're considering if you give them a call in advance. Brunch is largely the same. I've only been twice, and it was excellent each time, but was a small menu, and a side-board.

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                The Corson Building
                5609 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

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                shaolinLFE RE: Aileron Girl Jun 15, 2011 04:10 PM

                Geraldine's Counter is great and at sensible portions. Their French Toast is a stand out!

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                Geraldine's Counter Restaurant
                4872 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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