Peso’s Kitchen And Lounge
605 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge serves a mix of Mexican and Pacific Northwestern cuisine including spring rolls made with Dungeness crab and avocado, blackened fish po’ boys and chorizo sausage and chevre flautas with pico de gallo. Peso’s is also known for its breakfast happy hour, which features a tasty breakfast menu served with the restaurant’s “good morning warmings” drinks. Choose from combinations such as sweet cream cheese stuffed French toast or a stack of fresh buttermilk pancakes and an apple-pear-canela sangria. Another brunch favorite is the red chile cheese enchiladas with grilled steak and eggs paired with an “El Diablo” bloody mary made with house-infused seven pepper vodka.
2000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
Lola is one of several restaurants in the Seattle area owned and operated by world-renowned chef Tom Douglas. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Lola features a hearty brunch menu that is served weekdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Its assortment of delicious drinks to savor with your meal include favorites like the Lola Mary – a spicy bloody mary made with an in-house jalapeno-infused vodka. There’s also the Cranberry Royale made with cava brut, fresh cranberries and St. Germain. Pair either one of these delicious drinks with breakfast entrees such as Tom Douglas’ signature big breakfast of Mediterranean octopus, a three-bean medley, butter-blanched kale, braised cipollini, bacon, sunny side up eggs and toast. Another popular brunch menu item is the Lola omelette made with truffled cremini mushrooms and basil, and comes with a side of bacon, toast and smashed garlic fried potatoes.
429 15th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
Located in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, Coastal Kitchen serves coastal-inspired foods from the Mediterranean and the Pacific Northwest. It offers its happy hour “blunch” Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. During its weekday “blunch” block, breakfast cocktails are a mere $5 and include many favorites such as mimosas, spicy bloody marys, screwdrivers, greyhounds and kir royales. You can also have a signature “wake up call,” which is a shot of your favorite liquor added to your morning coffee. For breakfast meals, you can order favorites from the Amalfi Coast section of the menu such as Salerno toast topped with cherry marmalade or the Sfogliatelle pastry, made sweetened ricotta cheese and powdered sugar. Huevos rancheros is another coastal classic breakfast meal, along with the smokin’ salmon scrambled eggs with King salmon, avocado and cream cheese.
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901 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Situated along Seattle’s waterfront, Chandler’s Crabhouse is best known for its premier seafood menu, as well as its steaks. Chandler’s also offers a delicious menu for its weekend brunch, which takes place on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chandler’s specialty drinks served with brunch include bellinis made with sparkling wine and a variety of puree flavors such as blueberry, peach, guava, pomegranate and orange. Or you can try Chandler’s signature bloody mary by itself, or mixed with a variety of spicy ingredients including tabasco, wasabi, horseradish, dill and cucumber. Brunch entrees range from assorted seafoods such as crab cakes, a crab omelette or a smoked salmon benedict, to fresh eggs fixed however you like, served with a side of chicken-apple sausage and flat-top potatoes.
2619 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
At CJ’s Eatery, customers come back again and again for its extensive menu of breakfast items and drinks made with freshly squeezed juices that are served all day, every day. Mimosas are the favorite breakfast beverage at CJ’s Eatery and can be made in several variations. Choose from a classic mimosa with champagne and fresh-squeezed orange juice, or try the dahlia made with grapefruit juice, the rose with organic strawberry lemonade or the poinsettia with cranberry juice. Your breakfast entree will be a much harder decision since CJ’s serves everything from pancakes and French toast combos to all-American skillets, paired with fried red potatoes. There are even kosher and vegan breakfast options including latkes, a tofu veggie sauté and a vegetarian benedict made with sautéed spinach, tomatoes and avocado.
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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.