There are opportune times for toasting with mimosas and snapping glamour shots of your French toast with berry compote on a marble table top. But then there are times when you need to eat a greasy spoon breakfast by yourself while you come back to life from a hangover. Planet Java is that place. The black-and-white checkerboard flooring and zebra print barstools are so tacky they’re charming. And the old school chicken fried steak is delicious.
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Zocálo is an upscale Mexican spot in Pioneer Square that works for tacos and cocktails at the bar, but the entrees are a bit of a crap shoot.
Dead Line is a Pioneer Square bar with good South American small plates and quality cocktails.
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Can Bar is a cool spot with a back patio in White Center that serves great bar food and cocktails.
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
Big Time Brewery is a pub in the University District with homemade beer and bar food.
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North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Greenwood is the coolest 24-hour diner in the city.
Glo’s is a Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
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