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May 21, 2013 06:02 PM

great quality brunch in the downtown core

We are staying in Seattle downtown core for 2 day with a baby so late dinners is not an option. We want to have great brunch/lunches instead.
We are coming Vancouver and if you been to Medina or salade de fruity or cafe regalade that the quality i'm looking for.

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  1. What days of the week? Options are different on weekdays vs. weekends. Also how wide is your definition of "core" downtown?

    7 Replies
    1. re: Gizmo56

      thu to sat, and we have a car
      here what i found Lark, sitka & spruce, staple & fancy and stumbling goat what do you think ?

      1. re: ukjason

        All very solid choices.

        For true breakfast-brunch, consider Lola, Cafe Campagne in the Pike Place Market Market (Saturday), and the fun "breakfast happy hour" at Toulouse Petit (on Lower Queen Anne). For excellent Northwest seafood, consider also the weekend brunch at Blueacre Seafood.

        Lunch options are plentiful, so I'm sure many others will chime in, but inside the downtown core, I'd start by recommending Le Pichet (on 1st Avenue above the Market) and Place Pigalle (in the Market).

        Enjoy your visit and we'd love to hear your impressions of your dining experiences after the trip.

        1. re: Gizmo56

          So we went to Blueacre Seafood for there happy hour and it was good still spent $50 but had some drinks too, only downfall is the one choice for buck a shuck oyster.

          1. re: Gizmo56

            Had breakfast at Toulouse Petit, one of the best breakfast I've had in a long time. A bit pricy but worth it, next time I'm in town I would love to dinner there.

            1. re: ukjason

              Hi, Jason:

              Glad you liked TP. I hope you were able to take advantage of their "Breakfast Happy Hour". Most of the offerings are only $9.95, but some fancier ones have a modest price enhancement.

              I am always pleased to walk into this place at opening--8AM--and see real restaurant work being done. As you undoubtedly experienced, they don't just sling hash at TP.


              1. re: ukjason

                Jason, I am glad you have been able to experience some of my rec's, and gladder still that you are giving us your impressions. For next time, TP's late afternoon happy hour menu is an even better deal; it is a great way to have an inexpensive multiple small plate early dinner.

            2. re: ukjason

              Guess we have to give toulouse petit another try. Been twice for brunch and left unimpressed both times. Service was slow, food lukewarm, under-seasoned, and generally uninspired.

          2. Portage Bay in South Lake Union would be another thought:

            There's a streetcar that runs there from the northern end of downtown, but it's so close that if you don't actually see a train coming you're better off walking. If the weather's nice you're also close to Lake Union Park, with the Center for Wooden Boats and the new home for MOHAI.