I'm an export from Sydney, where I was used to being able to go out each weekend morning for a great brunch with a choice of fresh cooked ingredients; hollandaise that didn't taste like it came from a tin; interesting breads, omelettes etc. I could also get good espresso coffee at the same place.
In three years I've not found a single Seattle place to compare. I'd love somewhere that wasn't a total greasy spoon - I don't mind grungy atmosphere but the food shouldn't be a bunch of fatty by-products with half a plate of potatoes. One of my favorite dishes from back home was several poached eggs smothered in roasted tomatoes&peppers with gobs of fresh pesto on top of some slices of crusty bread. I've tried some local pesto&egg dishes called Green Eggs and Ham that were rather dismal omelettes.
I'm not interested in bakery options like Honey Bear etc. Would love some Mediterranean-inspired options.
Someone recommended Cafe Flora but I was so appalled by what they served up I've wiped it from my memory.
*Julia's: not impressed and I don't like the queues
*Egg-Cetera Blue Star Cafe: so-so
*Hi-Spot : greasy spoon deluxe
*Boathouse Cafe(?name not Ray's, in U-district): getting close, but the staff can be very unpleasant
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