With school starting back up in three weeks, I am starting to dream again of the occasional morning get away with friends. Don't get me wrong...I am not wishing away a moment of summer; however, it is always fun to ponder a change of scenery.
I often am asked what my favorite breakfast spots are here in Seattle, so it was a real pleasure to be asked to taste the new-ish menu at Volunteer Park Cafe. My short list includes about five restaurants, all very different from each other, but tasty in their own way. I was thrilled to confidently add this fantastic, local joint to my list of must-eats! If stepping away with a friend to enjoy a delicious breakfast in a setting that feels like one of Seattle's best kept secrets, take yourself to Volunteer Park Cafe. Not only is this popular neighborhood joint a choice destination, but the allure of the beautiful park down the street cannot be ignored. So indulge in a few extra pastries and then promptly walk them off at Volunteer Park afterwards. Be sure to stop at the arboretum as well!
This welcoming cafe is casual, cozy, communal and gourmet. If skipping the hussle and bustle of downtown sounds appealing to you (and why wouldn't it?), this Capitol Hill joint is a must-stop.
While I prefer eating here for breakfast or brunch, please note they do offer dinner services Tuesday through Saturday.
Volunteer Park Cafe
1501 17th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98112