We accept the breakfast we think we deserve, and I think we deserve the best.
So here ya go….
Bruncheonette (1011 W Broadway Ave, Spokane, WA // 509.443.5968)
Bruncheonette is a pleasant surprise for the Spokane food scene. This is your sweet & savory brunch spot on any (and every) day of the week. They are open from 7am-3pm Monday-Sunday. Bruncheonette was created by the owners of “Couple of Chef’s” Food Truck. This is their first brick & mortar location, right next to Milford’s on Monroe. Shout out to Milford’s, you do fish like no other. Anyways, Y’all, this place is LIT!
They have everything you want for brunch. From sweet, to savory, to bourbon… yeah, bourbon butter. Don’t ask, just try. Their menu is split up into sections such as: Waffles, Pancakes & Sweets, Plates (more gourmet dishes), Handhelds (sandwiches and burgers), and they even have salads. Please don’t be that person that orders a salad here. I’m begging you.
We’re going to focus on my favorite dish, the Tamale Waffle. This is one of the best Mexican dishes I have had in Spokane, if that tells you anything. The waffle is mixed with green onions and cheddar tamales making it savory and spicy and everything nicey. The waffle is topped with Mexican spiced shredded beef, cherry tomatoes, pickled jalapeno, lettuce, sour cream, and 2 eggs. Yeah. This dish was on FIRE, literally and figuratively. I got more and more excited about it with every single bite. They don’t skimp on the meat and the runny eggs create an even more creamy dish. This dish is bursting with Mexican flavors. The waffle never gets soggy, it stays nice and crispy. And this was still true with my leftovers the next day! When you come to bruncheonette, you’ll be seriously missing out if you don’t order the Tamale Waffle.
1898 Public House (2010 W. Waikiki Rd.)
What is even better than brunch? Brunch with a view. And what’s better than brunch with a view? Brunch with a view and a full mimosa/bloody mary bar. Think this sounds too good to be true? Well, you just haven’t visited 1898 yet.
Let’s start with the sweet – crème brulee French toast! Think brioche toast, salted caramel and pure maple syrup. Decadent and creamy and delicious. So many restaurants in town try to over-due an already incredible dish. 1898 pushed it right to the limit while still keeping the traditional French toast flavors and simplicity. This is quite possibly the best French toast we have tried in town.
Chicken & Waffles – one of my favorites in a hearty brunch spread. Golden brown, perfectly crisp Belgian waffles topped with pure vanilla syrup and two pieces of fried chicken topped with honey butter. Oui, oui!
Now for the savory- Crab Artichoke & Spinach Benedicts, because plain eggs benedict is sooo 2010. Pacific Northwest crab, artichoke and spinach dips, farm fresh eggs and hollandaise, served with fingerling potatoes and fresh fruit. We ate every bite of this and I would 100% order this again and again.
Another plate that was licked clean, the smoked Steelhead Omelet. Made with herbed cream cheese, asparagus, red onion, chives, fingerling potatoes, hollandaise, caper popcorn. Give me salmon for breakfast, and I’m yours. And this isn’t just any salmon. It tastes incredibly fresh and retains all of its moisture through cooking.
Cole’s Bakery & Cafe – GLUTEN FREE (521 E Holland Ave // 509.413.1739)
Am I gluten free? No.
Do I love (& frequent) Cole’s Bakery & Cafe? YES!
Cole’s is 100% gluten & peanut free and one of Spokane’s best kept foodie secrets. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week!
During this particular visit, we chowed down on some of my savory and sweet breakfast faves always made from scratch using the highest quality ingredients without additives, preservatives, non GMO, and organic whenever possible.
My Cole’s bfast faves include….build your own Omelet stuffed with all the goods, Biscuits & Gravy, and of course their one of a kind Ricotta Pancakes. If you’re keto, they have tons of options for you too! (I told you; best kept secret).
Chaps Coffee Co (4237 Cheney Spokane Rd 99224 // 509.624.4182)
Chaps is a “brunchers” paradise. They have a massive, outdoor front-patio with a vintage truck full of pretty blooms. For the main course, we tried three different dishes to really get a feel for the Chaps menu and to make sure we tasted the sweet, the savory, and the salmon. I have a thing for salmon breakfast dishes. Sue me. I’d recommend the salmon and asparagus dish, eggs Benedict, and blueberry french toast. (In that order) And be sure to try their maple scone for dessert.
The décor, ambiance, staff, and food are all 5 STAR! The owner really loves this place and her passion and drive shows in the food creations, baked goods, and interior design. There is literally a vintage truck with flowers flooding the bed parked in the middle of the front, outdoor patio. If that isn’t screaming rustic, farm chick, I don’t know what is. So, like I said… get in the car and GO. You’ll be glad you did.
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Yards Bruncheon (1248 W Summit Pkwy. Spokane, WA // 509.290.5952)
When I have company visiting from out of town, I always take them here for our first breakfast together. A first impression is a lasting impression, right?! Their Irish Benedict with Pastrami keeps me coming back again and again. I don’t know how they make their hollandaise but all other restaurants should take note. It’s light and soft and sour and… they’ve raised the bar. The pancakes are also fantastic. They’re thin with a little crunch on the edges.
If you haven’t walked/run/biked on the Centennial Trail, I like to bribe myself with this brunch. I start the trail at Kendall yards and do a loop headed east to the Monroe bridge, past division, pass Gonzaga and turn by the river point campus, head through riverfront park, and end back at Kendall yards for brunch. It’s a solid 10,000 steps and leaves you zero guilt as you indulge in this breakfast.
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Cottage Cafe (6902 E Appleway Blvd, Spokane Valley, WA // 509.928.8888)
WOW these cottage fries were ?. I love their BTA (Bacon, Tomato, Avocado) Omelet & French Toast Special. They are open from 7am-2pm. You can find them located in the cutest little cottage in the Valley. Be prepared to wait for 20-30 minutes on a weekend.. But be patient because it’s worth it!
Wellness Tree Health Center & Juice Bar (1025 South Perry St. Spokane, WA //509.598.8558)
The Wellness Tree is a breath of fresh air. Located on Perry Street, they specialize in fresh pressed juice, juice cleanses, and acai bowls. Their space is so bright with their open windows and fresh succulents covering the wall! Their acai bowls are delicious and healthy and so many wholesome ingredients go into each of their juices.
These Acai bowls are the best in town. They aren’t full of unnatural fillers and extra sugar, but all natural ingredients and natural sugars. I tried the Berry Acai Bowl with blended Acai, berries, banana, hemp milk, topped with granola, strawberries, gogi berries, bee pollen, and honey. If you have never had an Acai bowl, you don’t know what you’re missing… see for yourself at the beautiful Wellness Tree.
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The Mason Jar (101 F St, Cheney, WA // 509.359.8052)
The Mason Jar focuses on sustainable, seasonal and local. In addition, they are passionate about education. They hold various forums and events to help teach local about food ethics, economic policy, etc.
“The Classic”. HOLY WOW. No wonder this is their most popular breakfast dish. The biscuit was so fresh and flaky, the eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheddar were equally distributed and smothered in their homemade garlic aioli, which literally blew our minds. You guys, this garlic aioli was life changing. I must have the recipe and I must put it on everything I eat from this point forward. I went to take the first bite by picking it up and taking a bite… yeah, this biscuit is meant to be eaten with a fork. It is stuffed full, juicy, and the biscuit falls apart, which i’m not complaining about.
The Mason Jar serves breakfast on weekends until 3pm and on weekdays until 11. They have open mic night every Thursday and great lunch dishes.
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The Garnet Cafe (315 E Walnut Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID //208.667.2729)
CDA: The Garnet Cafe is a true farm-to-table experience. The owners also operate McLane Farms, located just a few miles away in Cougar Gulch. McLane Farms provides The Garnet Café with many of their meats and vegetables. They don’t use pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics so you can be sure you are eating fresh, organic ingredients. This is the Sandpoint Omelet- McLane Farms Bacon, sausage and ham, sauteed onions and cheddar. Topped with smoked pork link sausage served with northwest potatoes and toast. The wheat toast with their fresh lemon curd was one of my favorite parts!
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Franks Diner (1516 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA // 509.747.8798)
Bacon…. For a second there, all my problems went away. ? Purple Oatmeal- Snoqualmie Falls oatmeal with Priest Lake huckleberries. You can’t go wrong at Franks.
If you’re willing to brave the early morning crowd.. I promise you won’t be disappointed at Frank’s. They’ve been doing their thing for 80 years. There’s something to be said for that. They have great omelets, french toast, and hash browns.
Dolly’s Cafe (1825 N Washington St, Spokane, WA // 509.326.0386)
Super cool staff and super quick service. What more could you ask for? Oh… good food? it’s what you would expect from a small diner, and more. My omelet was packed and huge and the french toast is a great portion drenched in butter. This is what I think of when I think of breakfast dining, old school style.
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