In search of the best brunch in Seattle?
Your search is over! We did the legwork—aka went out to brunch a lot—for you. (It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.) We narrowed it down to the top 20 restaurants offering a truly fantastic brunch in Seattle. We tried to include at least one option in as many Seattle neighborhoods as possible, as well as options for vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian brunches. Whether you’re looking for a soul food brunch, a drag brunch, or a weekday brunch, there’s something on this list for you.
Note: if you’re looking for a sunny outdoor brunch, see our list of the best outdoor brunch spots in Seattle.
Here are our top 20 picks for the best brunch in Seattle:
1. Sabine Cafe, Ballard
Brunch is served daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sabine in Ballard. This is our favorite place to get brunch in Ballard due to the nourishing Middle Eastern fare and the ambiance that will have you feeling like you’re not even in Seattle anymore.
📍 5307 Ballard Ave NW
2. Seattle Biscuit Company, Fremont
When you just want some buttery biscuits for brunch, head to Seattle Biscuit Company in Fremont for some excellent comfort food. They open daily at 8:00 a.m.
📍4001 Leary Wy NW
3. Bounty Kitchen, Queen Anne
Bounty Kitchen in Queen Anne is a fantastic brunch option for those who are seeking a menu full of vegan, gluten-free, and organic options. They serve brunch all day, every day.
📍7 Boston St.
4. Cafe Campagne, Pike Place Market
Cafe Campagne is one of our favorite brunch spots to take visitors and newcomers to Seattle. The authentic French food and vibes make for an impressive brunch, and afterwards you can walk just a few steps over to Pike Place Market. Be sure to make a reservation for their brunch, which is served on weekends only.
📍1600 Post Alley
5. Smith Tower Observatory Bar, Pioneer Square
Did you know you can get brunch atop Seattle’s iconic Smith Tower? It’s actually quite new, along with Smith Tower’s other recent offerings and events for 2023. Brunch Above the Bay is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Check out the brunch menu here if you’d like.
📍506 2nd Ave #35
6. Pioneer Square D&E, Pioneer Square
If you prefer to stay closer to the ground after a long night out, head to Pioneer Square D&E. They serve brunch classics such as pancakes and eggs but you can also indulge in fresh oysters or their famous fried chicken sandwich. They’re open for brunch on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
📍314 2nd Ave S.
7. Skillet Diner, Capitol Hill
Skillet in Capitol Hill opens daily at 7:00 a.m. and they serve breakfast food all day long, making it a great brunch spot for both early birds and late risers. This modern diner’s food is hearty and comforting and the space is bright and welcoming.
📍1400 E Union St.
8. Oddfellow’s Cafe, Capitol Hill
Oddfellow’s Cafe has a vintage New York vibe that can be hard to find in Seattle. We particularly love their romantic brick-enclosed patio out back. They open at 9:00 a.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. on weekends (and we definitely recommend a reservation for weekend brunch).
📍1525 10th Ave
9. Nue, Capitol Hill
Nue is a great place for brunch in Seattle for when you feel like taking your taste buds on a global adventure. You have to try their Chengdu wings (either with waffles or just the impressive tower of wings) and the iced Vietnamese coffee. They serve weekend brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays.
📍1519 14th Ave
10. Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro at Rose Temple Bar, Capitol Hill
Every Sunday, Ms. Helen’s Soul Bistro pops up at Rose Temple Bar in Capitol Hill for brunch from noon to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy soul food and bottomless mimosas.
📍1801 E Olive Way
11. Cafe Flora, Madison Valley
Cafe Flora in Madison Valley serves a delicious vegetarian brunch on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We love their cozy dining room as well as their new light-filled atrium.
📍2901 E Madison St
12. Kamp Social House, Madison Valley
Head to Kamp in Madison Valley for Sunday brunch from 10:00 to 3:00 and you’ll be treated to beignets, party bacon, shakshuka, and their house-made soft serve. You should also make a reservation for their bimonthly drag brunch, which is on the second and fourth Sunday of every month.
📍2800 E Madison St.
13. The Boat, International District
With an appearance that matches its name, The Boat essentially only does two dishes—pandan waffles and com ga mam toi, which is a popular Vietnamese fried chicken dish—and they do them so well you don’t need anything else. The Boat opens at 11:00 a.m. every day except for Tuesdays.
📍1314 S Jackson St.
14. Fat’s Chicken & Waffles, Central District
You can’t go wrong with the chicken and waffles at Fat’s, but we also love their buttery biscuit sandwiches, shrimp and grits, and beignets. They offer classic brunch cocktails such as mimosas and Bloody Marys as well. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends.
📍2726 E Cherry St.
15. Meet the Moon, Leschi
We love weekend brunch at Meet the Moon in Leschi (especially when it’s nice enough to eat outside) but we also love their BOGO cinnamon roll deal on Wednesdays.
📍120 Lakeside Ave
16. Musang, Beacon Hill
If you’ve been wanting to try out popular Filipino restaurant Musang in Beacon Hill, consider making a reservation for their weekend brunch which is served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
📍2524 Beacon Ave S.
17. Bebop Waffle Shop, West Seattle
We love this playful waffle shop in West Seattle that opens daily at 7:00 a.m. (except for Tuesdays). You can build your own waffles or choose from their creative creations such as The Kate McKinnon. You can even get a vegan or gluten-free waffle. They also offer breakfast sandwiches and bowls, mimosas and smoothies, lunch options, and espresso drinks.
📍2600 California Ave SW
18. Harry’s Beach House, West Seattle
Located right next to Alki Beach, Harry’s Beach House is a popular brunch spot in West Seattle for their “eye-opening cocktails,” fresh oysters, and classic brunch favorites. They open for weekend brunch at 9:00 a.m.
📍2676 Alki Ave SW
19. Marination, Columbia City
If you miss Super Six, never fear: the same people have opened another Marination location in the same spot. Their Hawaiian-flavored brunch is served from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekends.
📍3714 S Hudson St.
20. The Hangar Cafe, Georgetown
The Hangar Cafe in Georgetown is known for their sweet and savory crepes, but they also serve waffles, burritos, mimosas, and more. If it’s nice out, you can brunch outdoors in their lovely covered patio. They’re open Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
📍6261 13th Ave S.