When you go to a new city I feel it's so important to experience the local culture. In my opinion that can only be done by hitting the streets and going where the locals go. A big part of any culture is the food, some would say that's the biggest part!
Portage Bay Cafe was an 11 on a scale of one to ten. Beautiful open facility with a warm and inviting feel. Plenary of space so you don't feel squished and a ton of natural light which made for a great ambience while dining.
The menu is huge! Everything is locally sourced responsibly and is organic and free of GMO's and unnecessary chemicals, not to mention FRESH! The food you are served matches the prices that you pay, so bang for your buck is a bullseye!
The wait staff is so kind and welcoming and for out of towers they are more then willing to share information on great spots to hit and even better food to take advantage of.
Conclusion: I would highly recommend Portage Bay Cafe to anyone traveling for business or pleasure to Seattle. It's a must on any trip itinerary!
GooglePlace - May 2017
We were seated right away by smiling people and then greeted by our server right away, as well! Coffee was good, food was good, and I loved all the local, organic choices! They didn't even wince at me when I asked for a side of gravy for my hash (I couldn't decide between biscuits and gravy or the hash, so I compromised!). Loved the atmosphere and the 80s music, too!
GooglePlace - May 2017
Definitely one of the most top notch breakfast places. The fact that this place is more local food makes it very appealing to me. Crowded! That's one thing you can never escape, but still worth it. It's tough to always get solid service - but I can't blame them for how busy they are. Try the Migas. Delicious!
GooglePlace - April 2017
No words to describe how delicious and amazing the food is here! We get a lot of out of town guests and this is always stop number one on our tour, no one has ever been disappointed. The staff is friendly. This location is large and works well with our three younger children. Great options for gluten and dairy free diets.
GooglePlace - March 2017
The food here is always terrific--good variety, well executed--and it's all locally and responsibly sourced. Their coffee is actually drinkable, unlike the drip swill many breakfast joints pour, and if you're feeling sassy you can just order a pitcher of mimosas and say "F*ck off" to the rest of your day's responsibilities.
It is generally pretty crowded on the weekends, but like just about every other breakfast place in the city if you show up before 8:30 or so you can just walk in and get seated. The prices are a bit on the high side, but you can see where it goes--the ingredients (high quality and locally sourced) and the facilities are nice and clean and modern.
GooglePlace - February 2017