The Fat Hen is not the brunch spot to bring your whole crew, unless you enjoy waiting for an hour to sit down while staring at other people as they dive into their benedicts and home fries. There are only a few tables, so it’s the place to have a French press carafe and a homemade scone with a friend, or split a couple of baked egg skillets with a date. Despite being a small spot, the light and bright space never feels too claustrophobic.
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For your next casual weeknight dinner, go to Cafe Munir in Ballard for some great Lebanese food.
Miri’s Snack Shack
Miri’s Snack Shack is a Mediterranean concession stand at Golden Gardens in Ballard.
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Union Coffee is a simple coffee shop with white walls, a small menu, and lots of plants. If you’re in Central District, use it to get work done.
Little Oddfellows is inside Elliot Bay Book Company in Cap Hill. There’s coffee for getting work done, beer for celebrating it, and some food.
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Percy’s & Co.
Percy’s is a Southern bar/restaurant in Ballard with a great patio and a lot of bourbon.
Portage Bay Cafe
When you have to please a big group for brunch, Portage Bay has your back. There are a few around town, but we like South Lake Union best.
Watson's Counter is a coffee shop in Ballard that serves excellent Korean food for brunch.
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