Best Breakfast Places for Family in Seattle According to the Q Kids

Seattle With Kids - Best Breakfast Places in Seattle

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

Seattle With Kids - Breakfast 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.

Seattle With Kids - Making the Crumpet @ Crumpet Shop

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.

Seattle With Kids - The Crumpet

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!

Crumpet Shop on Urbanspoon

Bacon & Belgian Waffle at Sweet Iron Waffle

Seattle With Kids - 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…

Seattle With Kids - Making Belgian Waffle

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.

Seattle With Kids - Belgian Waffle with Bacon

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

Sweet Iron on Urbanspoon

About Amy Querido

Amy is the owner & author of The Q Family Adventures Travel blog, family blog chronicles her family trips, tips and tricks. She hopes to inspire family to travel with kids one adventure at a time. Connect with Amy on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.


  1. A whole shop devoted to CRUMPETS? Take me there. As long as there’s lemon curd and lots of clotted cream!

  2. Nicole at Arrows Sent Forth says:

    I love that at both places you can see the food being made. What a great experience for kids!

  3. Usually we are an eat-breakfast-in type of travel family too for money saving purposes, but these places look like super yummy fun! I love that the Crumpet Shop serves a green eggs and ham sandwich. I think I’d have to get that one.

  4. I’d have to go with the bacon affle myself. Best of both worlds lol

  5. Amy, thank-you for the suggestions of places to eat in Seattle — the Crumpets photos are great — makes me hungry to look at them. I love your blog !!!


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