658 NE Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98105
Mon-Fri 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sat-Sun 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
This is the spot for breakfast in the University of Washington area. I’m normally not a huge breakfast-brunch person…oatmeal and some coffee normally satisfies my morning fix. But I wanted to see what he big fuss was about this place by my alma mater.
Having ample parking space in their own private lot was a great first impression. Anyone that’s been to this area knows parking is horrible (I guess this is the case with most of Seattle) so these guys get big props for having a huge FREE parking lot for customers. Once you’ve parked there will likely be a wait of 15-25 mins during weekends. No worries though these guys have free coffee for individuals waiting for a table…very nice touch. It makes the wait a little more manageable.
Fare warning, once seated it maybe a little cramp depending on where you are placed. If you do not have the room to open your menu just go a head and order the Pinata Benedict or the Greek Hobo. By far everyone’s favorite here. I ordered the Pinata Benedict this time around. When it arrived it looked like any other eggs Benedict you’ve had in the past. Of course there’s the normal stuff like eggs, hollandaise sauce, and English muffin but what makes this -ish so damn good is the smoked pork. For the most part the smoked pork was just bacon but in bigger chunks of meat. It was also a little less greasy than normal bacon but the juices are still enough to add a little smokiness of the pork gets into everything in the dish. The eggs are cooked over easy adding more flavor to the hollandaise sauce. If you need a little spiciness these guys have a Chipotle hot sauce that goes great with the Pinata Benedict.
The Pinata Benedict also comes with a huge plate of hash-browns which I barely even touched because I was so damn full. I just took it the left overs to go. So with tax everything totaled just under $12.
Note – Next time I’m coming for the Greek Hobo. I bummed a little of the Greek Hobo from my friend and it tasted like a gyro with eggs. I’ll do a full review on this next time I’m here.