Typically on our vacation we opted for cheap and non-descriptive breakfast like cereal or oatmeal in the hotel room to help save money on our trip, but during my research for our Seattle trip with kids, I have found that there are many great breakfast options to pass up. Seattle is a great foodie town to begin with!
In general, we love to try as many new places as possible when we travel. However, in our recent Seattle trip we have found 2 favorite places for our breakfast that we went back again.
Scrumptious Crumpets at the Crumpet Shop
After reading many posts for Seattle restaurant recommendation from various sources from guidebook to online travel sites recommending the Crumpet Shop, we checked them out on our day to visit the Pike Place market.
The Crumpet Shop is located on Pike Place & 1st Ave. The shop has an huge window giving kids or pedestrians a glimpse of how these little pocket of deliciousness come to life.
What’s a crumpet exactly? Based on the owner, the crumpet has the look similar to English muffin but make on the griddle like pancake. The kids enjoyed looking at the kitchen where the crumpets were made.
With various options of toppings from simple butter & preserves to Green eggs & Ham, the Crumpet Shop offered us a great way to start up our day. We ordered the crumpet with butter & blackberry and crumpet with eggs & ham. The second time around, we opted for the green eggs & ham crumpet. All I can say is that the crumpets had never disappointed us during our visits. (3 times but who is counting?)
A few tips to make your visit more pleasant,
- Arrive before the breakfast or lunch crowd to avoid the long line. It can get pretty busy here in this tiny space.
- There are a couple table outside on the street side. Yes, you might have to inhale the smoke from the car but you will enjoy the view of the kitchen and see the crumpet in a making.
- In the morning, they offer special discount for happy hour during 7am-8am. The early bird gets the big worms!
Bacon & Belgian Waffle at Sweet Iron Waffle
Mr. Z has been a lover of bacon and waffle for a really long time (as long as he can voice his own preference). So after trying to figure out what to have for breakfast one morning, the trusty Yelp app on my iPhone show that there was a breakfast place right around the corner from Hotel Monaco Seattle where we stayed. So off we went…
The Sweet Iron Waffle is located on 3rd Ave between University & Seneca. With a small shop where half the space is behind the glass counter top where their Liège, Belgium style waffles are made, seating is limited. We saw many people just ordered to-go. Kids were more interested in the science behind the making of their orders.
As expected, Mr. Z went for the bacon waffle which made him a very very happy boy that day! I believed he even claimed it was the best day of his life and it was just 9AM that day!
What I loved even more was the commitment I could see from the shop to sustainability. All utensils are made of compostable material and they also support local organic farmers and Seattle businesses when possible.
Share with us your favorite breakfast place either in your home town or your vacation spot!
You can see more travelers’ food post at WanderFood Wednesday from Wanderlust & Lipsticks