The 10 Best Breakfasts And Brunches In Edmonds, Seattle

Catrina Pang

The waterfront city of Edmonds has become a trendy spot attracting crowds of hipsters, but there are still plenty of lifelong residents who prefer the old neighborhood joints. Whether you’re looking for a hot new café or a traditional diner, our list has the best bet for breakfast in the Edmonds area.

1. Chanterelle

Bar, Restaurant, American, Soup, Contemporary

Chanterelle, Edmonds
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Husband and wife owners Randy and Brooke Baker opened Chanterelle in 1997 with a vision of serving a variety of flavorful foods, from sophisticated and eclectic to comforting and familiar, in a charming historic building from morning until night. They wanted Chanterelle to be the kind of place people would enjoy at any meal and for any occasion, or even for no occasion at all. Over the years, the restaurant has been a gathering place for locals, a place to treat visitors, a place to meet for a date or dine alone, a place to bring the whole family or leave them at home. Chanterelle has whatever you’re in the mood for, whether it’s a hearty four course meal or a light salad or snack with a latte from the espresso bar, with menu items that take influence from south of the border, classic French, Italian, and Asian cuisine. The place fills up quickly first thing in the morning, with patrons who are big fans of the breakfast burritos, sausage links, freshly brewed coffee, bagels with lox, fluffy blueberry pancakes, cinnamon raisin french toast, and cornmeal waffles, just to name a few. In addition, the friendly service keeps folks coming back again and again.

2. Colonial Pantry Restaurant

Diner, Restaurant, American, Coffee

Colonial Pantry, Edmonds
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A cute place regularly frequented by locals who have been going there for years, Colonial Pantry Restaurant serves up great portions of delicious traditional American breakfast items at fair prices. With wood paneling, cracked vinyl booths, little trinkets everywhere, and friendly staff, the restaurant instantly makes guests feel at home. Servers remember all of the regulars and what they usually order, joking around and going out of their way to make guests feel comfortable. Patrons love the Eggs Benedict, the chicken fried steak, pecan waffle, corned beef hash, and the never ending coffee. If you’re looking for a classic neighborhood breakfast diner experience with exceptionally delicious traditional fare, Colonial Pantry is the place to go in Edmonds. Locals often line up outside the door before the place even opens, but visitors never have to wait long to be seated and the restaurant never feels too crowded.

3. Rusty Pelican Café

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Coffee, Fast Food

Rusty Pelican Cafe, Edmonds
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A family owned restaurant originally from Chicago, the Rusty Pelican Café opened in Seattle in 2002, Edmonds in 2012, and Mill Creek in 2013. Upon entering the cozy space filled with beachy decor, guests are immediately greeted and seated by the friendly staff, even at busy times when the line goes out the door. All of the portions are quite generous, and everything is well priced. One of the most popular menu items is the California Eggs Benedict, with an incredible homemade hollandaise sauce, perfectly toasted bread, and fresh creamy avocados. The Nutella crepes make the perfect dessert, filled with an overwhelming but extremely satisfying amount of Nutella. Patrons are also crazy about the coffee, served with heavy whipped cream that makes people want to drink it all day long, as well as the amazing mango mimosas. The location is very close to the beach, and if you’re able to get a table on a Saturday morning, you can stop by the Edmonds Saturday morning farmers market after your meal.

4. Pancake Haus

Pancake Haus

An Edmonds original that has been owned and operated by the same family since 1979, Pancake Haus is an old-fashioned neighborhood favorite where families have been coming for generations. They are known for their fast friendly service and great food, including an expansive pancake selection, delicious omelettes, spectacular Eggs Benedict, waffles, and hash browns. A popular pancake choice when you’re in the mood for something sweet is the Swedish pancakes, though they also have German, buckwheat, corn, sourdough, crepes, and stuffed varieties including coconut, Hawaiian, and Olympic blueberry, all with an amazing homemade whipped cream. They also make great coffee, and everything is very affordable. During busy times, the line can extend out the door, but people never have to wait long for a table. Families looking for a simple homey breakfast at a great price know that Pancake Haus is the place to go in downtown Edmonds.

530 5th Ave S, Edmonds, WA, USA, +1 425 771 2545

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5. Family Pancake House

Restaurant, American

Family Pancake House, Edmonds
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Locally owned and operated by Robert C. Mathwig since 1963, Family Pancake House serves up delicious meals made from scratch using fresh, local, quality ingredients. The menu offers a variety of items, ranging from Eggs Benedict and Swedish Pancakes to fresh Salmon and Snap Crab Claws prepared to order at any time of the day. There is also a variety of desserts and daily specials, as well as beverages including handmade old-fashioned milkshakes, root beer floats, iced or hot lattes, and beer and wine. There are five restaurant locations throughout Washington, and the relaxing family atmosphere of the Edmonds location is just a short distance away from the active village and waterfront. Patrons are big fans of the bacon and the Swedish crepes, as well as the homemade corned beef hash, chicken fried steak, and a great selection of eggs Benedict. Most of the clientele is often comprised of older folks, thanks to a nice senior discount, and with many of the servers themselves older women, the place has the feel of a Southern comfort food paradise.

6. Claire’s Restaurant

Diner, Restaurant, American

Claires Restaurant, Edmonds
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The history of Claire’s Restaurant began with the opening of Claire Petosa’s first restaurant in 1968 on 185th and Aurora, leading to the opening of three other Washington locations called Claire’s Pantry, including the Edmonds establishment that opened in 1978. Today, the place in Edmonds is the only remaining original Claire’s Pantry, though it is now called Claire’s Restaurant due to the sell of the Lake City Claire’s Pantry when the new owners kept the name. Claire’s specializes in homemade comfort foods, fresh salads, pastas, seafood, burgers, breakfast all day, and homemade desserts. Over the years, patrons have come again and again for the consistently good breakfast items, including delicious spicy Italian fennel sausage and fantastic hash browns. The spacious dining room, with tons of natural light and a multitude of seating for large groups in addition to cozy booths, make guests feel like they are coming home to a sixties diner, a feeling aided by the delicious home cooking the restaurant serves up every day. People also love the pies and seasonal jams they sell.

7. Red Twig Bakery Café

Bakery, Coffee, American

Red Twig Cafe and Bakery, Edmonds
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Located in the heart of downtown Edmonds, Red Twig Bakery Café serves up simple flavorful food using seasonal ingredients whenever possible. They also proudly roast shade grown organic coffee on the premises and bake a variety of pastries every day. Owned and operated by a local couple, Red Twig is known for its friendly and extremely talented hipster staff who constantly create tasty and artsy hot drinks, as well as its delectable treats. Many herald the pretty lattes as the best they’ve ever had, with delicious varieties including mocha, vanilla, and chai. Patrons love the California Eggs Benedict, the breakfast crepe, and the quiche, as well as the baked goods such as the berry scone, the cobblers, and turnovers. The charming little café is filled with dark wood decor and mirrors on the walls in addition to large windows that offer a fantastic view of the Seattle sky, and there is also lovely outdoor seating perfect for people watching and enjoying sunny days. The fast free wifi and lots of great table space also make Red Twig a popular spot for workers.

8. Scott’s Bar & Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, American, Beer

Scotts Bar & Grill, Edmonds
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An Edmonds neighborhood institution since 1983, with vaulted ceilings, a comfortable bar, and beautifully renovated covered and heated patio, Scott’s Bar & Grill adheres to a farm-fresh and locally grown philosophy with a menu that offers fresh, local produce, meats, and even desserts, as well as local spirits, wine, and beer. Generations have made Scott’s their go-to place for friendly service, excellent food, and a cozy atmosphere. Weekend brunches feature three different types of Bloody Mary, including the Classic made with Tito’s Handmade vodka and smoked celery salt, the Spicy Maria made with El Jimador tequila and smoked sea salt, and the Bacon Mary with bacon vodka and smoked sea salt, though all are made with the restaurant’s own handcrafted Bloody Mary mix. The restaurant’s regulars are huge fans of the eggs Benedict with perfectly cooked eggs and delightful hollandaise sauce, as well as the breakfast potatoes, french toast with vanilla custard, and complimentary cinnamon scones and whipped cinnamon cream served with brunch.

9. Hop Jack’s

Restaurant, American

Hops n Drops, Lynnwood
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A great spot to bring the family for a weekend breakfast, Hop Jack’s serves up excellent American classics including scrambles, biscuits and gravy, french toast, eggs, and potatoes. The menu also features breakfast burritos, omelets, flap jacks, skillets, Eggs Benedict, and house favorites such as country fried steak, corn beef hash, steak and eggs, and the classic two egg breakfast. They even offer $5 hand shaken Bloody Mary’s made with Crater Lake Pepper Vodka or plain vodka all morning until 11am. In addition, you can get a great deal if you’re a regular at the restaurant, because you can get $5 off breakfast bills over $20 if you show them a receipt from a previous visit. With top notch professional service and locations all over Washington, mostly around Seattle, it’s no surprise that locals keep coming back to this reliable spot for a great meal.

10. Time Out Greek & American Restaurant

Deli, Restaurant, American, Mediterranean, Greek

Owned by the Flemetakis family since 2004, Time Out Greek & American Restaurant offers a variety of cuisine from burgers and shakes to breakfast and Greek food, satisfying all appetites. In its early years, the restaurant only occupied a small section of a house-like building that was also home to a Mediterranean Deli operated by the same owners. It served just a few items on a simple menu, including burgers, gyros, fries, and shakes. As time went on, the restaurant grew in popularity, gaining support from the local community to expand into the rest of the building and start offering a much larger menu. Today, the restaurant offers an ever expanding Greek food selection including lamb, gyros, and Greek salads, as well as American classics like reuben sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, and traditional breakfasts such as corned beef and hash, chicken fried steak, omelets, pancakes, and much more. Patrons love the helpful staff who all work hard to make everyone feel like part of their Greek family.

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