When in Seattle and looking for brunch here are two words for you: Portage Bay. No need to look any further. Not only is the food delectably delicious, they source organic and sustainable ingredients from local farms so you can feel good about yourself while you stuff your face. The space is open and airy, with high ceilings and a heated outdoor patio space. The atmosphere is alive with the anticipation of the most important meal of the day.
Perhaps you dream of a thick, fluffy piece of french toast or stack of pancakes piled high with fruit, whip cream, and syrup from the toppings bar. Or maybe you desire an egg dish; a creamy sauce drizzled over perfectly poached eggs on the Eggs Benedict, or the Migas with crispy potatoes and spicy chorizo sausage. Peruse the menu, order your heart's desire, be rewarded.
Don't let the line throw you off the scent. You will get seated, and when you do you will not be disappointed. Relax and chat with a friend, dream about the culinary experience you are about to embark on, start salivating over the meal you will consume. They take reservations for those more crunched for time.
Next time you are in town do not miss this Seattle landmark. Eat and be happy. After you are satiated take a stroll on the Burke Gilman trail along the waterfront down to Gas Works Park. Or walk north and explore the shops on the Ave in the University District. Make a day of it and swing back for lunch if you didn't get enough.