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5 of the most decadently delicious brunches

5 of the most decadently delicious brunches
The piece of pork belly served at Local 360 is big enough to share. (Image: Jenny Kuglin / Seattle Refined)
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If you’re on a diet, you may want to go choose a different article to read. I took the tough assignment of finding the most decadently delicious brunches in Seattle and Bellevue. From French toast, to Eggs Benedict on a biscuit, here are five of the most tantalizing places to eat brunch this weekend.

Ma’ono. It’s hard to go wrong when fried chicken is involved in any meal, but at brunch it’s especially decadent and enjoyable. Ma’ono takes a modern twist on traditional Hawaiiian cuisine, serving everything from oxtail soup to chicken and waffles at brunch. I recommend getting the half fried chicken served with biscuits, sausage gravy, and maple syrup. The Manapua (steamed BBQ pork buns) are also fantastic. I always take an Uber to Ma’ono so I can wash all of it down with their $12 bottomless mimosas.

4437 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Local 360. There are many reasons Local 360 is on this list, but one of my favorites is that they serve brunch until 3:00. The coffee is strong, the biscuits are buttery, and I’ve never tried a single dish that wasn’t incredibly flavorful. My go-to choice is the pork belly breakfast served with beans, eggs, and a biscuit. The piece of pork belly is absolutely giant; and if you’re a better person than me, you could certainly share. Another reason to love Local 360? They specialize in locally sourced food that is all within a 360-mile radius.

2234 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Nollie’s Café. Small and homey, Nollie’s Café is a nice respite from some of the massive restaurants popping up everywhere in South Lake Union. A family-owned restaurant, they bake almost everything themselves. I love their Cascade Eggs Benedict made with homemade English muffins, avocado, spinach and tomato. If you can get there early enough, you should also try one of their amazingly rich, fresh-baked croissant doughnuts.

1165 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

Eques. This restaurant located at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue is good enough to drag Seattleites over to the eastside. As a rare visitor of Bellevue myself, I was skeptical it would be worth the drive; but they won me over with fantastic eggs benedict made with biscuits, a massive breakfast buffet, and a $3 Bloody Mary bar. (You can stuff your drink with as many goodies as you’d like, including bacon, pickled green beans, giant green olives, celery, and more.) I recommend getting the breakfast buffet and sampling the chicken sausage and made-to-order omelets. If a buffet seems too overwhelming, the Alaskan Dungeness Crab Cake Eggs Benedict served with remoulade and pepper jelly is insanely delicious. Brunch is available on Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.

900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Geraldine’s Counter. All it takes is one glance at Yelp to know that you should order the French Toast at Geraldine’s. It’s consistently voted the Best French Toast in Seattle and it deserves all of the attention it receives. Buttery, crunchy, and lighter than you may expect, it’s best served with whatever seasonal fruit topping the menu is currently offering. The atmosphere is bright and cheery at Geraldine’s, which is good, because you’ll probably have to wait awhile to snag a table.

4872 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

What’s your favorite brunch joint? Let me know in the comments!

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