Since living in the Pacific Northwest since 2016, I have enjoyed exploring the many wonders the state of Washington holds. My love of PNW landscape's aside, I can't help but love sharing my favorite gem's of the city whenever family and friend's come to visit. Although Pike Place Market in Seattle is considered a "tourist attraction", I can't help but still love the bustling of people, and the sounds of the crew at the fish market as they throw fish back and forth after selling the esteemed catch. The melodies of the gifted piano player on the corner of Pike Pl and Pine gives me all of the feels, and the beautiful market place flowers just waiting to find their place in your home. For travelers near and far, it is a must-see; at least once in your travels.
For breakfast/brunch I highly recommend the delicious Portage Bay Cafe.
Locally sourced, this is sure to be the best brunch of your life. Aside from serving up the best brunch you could ever ask for, worth mentioning is their heaven on earth pancake/waffle bar with all the locally sourced fresh fruit, nuts, whip cream & butter your little soul needs. This is a must visit for anyone venturing the Seattle area. The best part is they have four locations, so you're sure to find this gem near you. Be sure to make a reservation on their website or on Yelp, I guarantee it's worth it. I ordered the GF Swedish Pancakes they are made with organic rice & tapioca flour cakes, lingonberry compote, lingonberry compound butter, and a powdered sugar garnish and are delicious!
My guests ordered the Joe's Scramble which has your choice of Uli's apple chicken or maple pork sausage, organic baby spinach, Beecher’s flagship cheddar, and sautéed local mushrooms. And last but certainly not least was the BEST GF French Toast: house-made, gluten-free bread, rich egg batter, powdered sugar garnish, and of course topped with fresh-fruit from the waffle bar.
If you're looking for a dreamy clothing and home-goods shop filled with all of the plants, you must hit up the Glasswing shop located in the Melrose Market. This shop holds a dreamy retro-vibe filled with clothing, plants, furniture, and so much more. I encourage you to stop by here during your travels, buy yourself a plant, a piece of art, and grab something to eat at one of the restaurants within the Melrose Market.
If you are ever in the area, please contact me! I love to meet new friends, and encourage others in their endeavors. See you again soon!
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