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Best Places For Mother’s Day Brunch In Seattle

April 30, 2014 5:00 AM

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From French fare to vegan cuisine, opportunities abound for those who are searching for an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch in Seattle. Cafe Campagne offers authentic French food, while the Wayward Vegan Cafe features creative vegan fare. Louisa’s provides longtime Seattle favorites, including fresh-baked pastries and local Herkimer coffee, while Hector’s egg benedict and The Fat Hen’s baked eggs are not to be missed. From filling, classic meals to lighter fare, there’s something to quench every appetite.

Cafe Campagne
1600 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 782-2223
www.cafecampagne.com

For two decades, Cafe Campagne has served authentic, unforgettable French food in Seattle. Located in Pike Place Market, Campagne’s ambiance, service and cuisine are second to none. Brunch options include quiche, French toast brioche, cassoulet (a Southwestern France white bean stew), croque madame and croque monsieur. Egg dishes include les oeufs en meurette, which are poached eggs in a bacon, champignons, pearl onion and red wine sauce. Additionally, you can order oeufs brouilles, which are eggs scrambled with herbs and served with a baguette, roasted potatoes and chicken and pork sausage. Beverages include champagne, mimosas, hot spiced wine, tea, juice and cafe latte. You’ll need to make reservations for Mother’s Day as this is one of the restaurant’s most popular days.

Wayward Vegan Cafe
5253 University Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 524-0204
www.waywardvegancafe.com

If you’re looking for vegan brunch options, the Wayward Vegan Cafe on University Way should be at the top of your list. Brunch items include scrambles and omelets, oatmeal, home fries and hashbrowns, steamed greens, fruit, tempeh and sham. Omelets include the hillbilly, which features hashbrowns, sausage, grilled onions and peppers, served with cheddar cheese and country gravy. The Wayward Vegan also has dishes specifically for children, including pancakes, fried tofu fingers and a junior “JLT,” which includes tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on a grilled half sandwich. Whether this is your first experience with vegan cuisine or you’re a longtime vegan, this brunch promises to be an enjoyable experience for every member of the family.

Louisa’s Cafe and Bakery
2379 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 325-0081
www.louisascafe.com

Louisa’s is a small local cafe and bakery that has provided delicious meals in Seattle for 13 years. Weekend brunch options include challah French toast, grits and eggs, applewood smoked ham hash, crab cake benedict and Louisa’s benedict, which includes grilled tomato, foccacia and applewood ham topped with hollandaise sauce. Egg options include scrambles and omelets, including the omelet de la mer, which features Oregon shrimp, Dungeness crab, salsa rossa and avocado, topped with a creamy bechamel. Louisa’s also features classics such as granola, a biscuit breakfast sandwich and steel-cut oats. And don’t forget to order coffee. The cafe features fresh-brewed Herkimer coffee, which originates in the Phinney Ridge area of Seattle.

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The Fat Hen
1418 N.W. 70th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 782-5422
www.thefathenseattle.com

You might have to wait, but those who have had the pleasure of eating here will tell you it’s worth it. The Fat Hen serves customers on a first-come, first-served basis and does not accept reservations. Try the baked eggs, including in carrozza (with smoked mozzarella and ham), and in camicia (with basil, tomato and mozzarella). Avocado can be added to benedicts and the wild Alaskan smoked salmon is mouth-watering. Sweets include homemade pastries and homemade granola and a panna cotta featuring kirsch-preserved sour cherries and soft vanilla custard.

Hector’s
112 Lake St. S.
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 827-4811
www.hectorskirkland.com

Hector’s, which is just a quick trip east of Seattle across the water, features a friendly staff and a wide variety of breakfast and brunch options. Hector’s has been a Northwest mainstay for almost four decades and its brunch menu includes items from the griddle, omelets, scrambles and classics, including huevos rancheros, biscuits and gravy, croque madame and steak and eggs. The benedict and crab cake benedict are unforgettable. The restaurant also serves lighter fare, including oatmeal, fruit parfait, granola and salmon lox. This family-friendly restaurant provides children with crayons and coloring pages – and don’t forget to visit the toy chest at the end of your visit.

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Tracy Campion is a freelance writer covering all things Seattle. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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