I almost forget this lovely little brunch spot from our trip to Seattle! I am sorting through photos which jolts my memory of the first breakfast we enjoy in the Pacific Northwest! The Fat Hen is situated in a residential neighborhood. It is cute and quaint with seating for around 25 to 30 people. We arrive on a Thursday morning to find the place bustling. Normally, I’m not patient enough to wait for a table, but we are on vacation, so the 20-minute wait is tolerable.
We secure the counter seating by the window. I am very happy about this because I have natural lighting for my photos – yes, that IS the most important aspect, right?
It is a chilly morning so we start with tea and coffee while perusing the pretty simple and straightforward menu. There are three choices for toppings on Levain Toast. We opt for avocado ($6) with red pepper flakes, olive oil and lemon to start. It is healthy and tasty – avocados are always delicious no matter how you look at it, even scooped straight out of the shell.
Of course, I can never stray too far away from Eggs Benedict, and there are five selections including vegetarian. I choose prosciutto ($14.50) which includes two soft poached eggs on toasted muffin topped with scratch Hollandaise served with new potatoes or salad. Since we have an order of potatoes on the way, I select salad.
I am especially interested in the Baked Eggs. There are three selections. Eggs alla Boscaiola ($10.50) is essentially two coddled eggs in tomato sauce with sausage, mushrooms and mozzarella. Again, there is a vegetarian option available.
Potatoes in Parchment ($6.50) new potatoes roasted with sea salt and thyme is a great side dish to share. It’s amazing how something so simple can taste so incredible.
If you happen to be in Seattle, stop by for a meal. It’s a perfect example of a neighborhood establishment done right!
The Fat Hen
1418 NW 70th St
Seattle, WA 98117