Breakfast is provided in the convention center, but sometimes you want to go out for a bite: by request, here’s what we’ve got going on for morning eats. Most of the cafes in the Coffee n’ Donuts section also provide eats! This list is if you’re looking for something hot.
Looking for a 24 hour diner? Skip to the bottom of this page for the Hurricane.
La Creperie Voila (Kiosk Right Outside Convention Center)
707 Pike Street
Opens 8 am
Just outside the convention center is a little crepe kiosk. It does open a bit late, but the crepes are made fresh to order. A great quick and delicious option– you can meet up with friends and walk over to grab a bite.
Sweet Iron Waffles (Downtown: walkable)
1200 3rd Avenue
.5 miles from convention center, no hills
WAFFLES. Ahhh, yeah.
These are “liege” waffles: they are a bit richer and more dense than a Belgian waffle.
HomeGrown (Capitol Hill: Easy Walk)
1531 Melrose Ave
.3 miles uphill from convention center
Opens 8 am
HomeGrown is a new place in Capitol Hill, in a little group of shops called the Melrose Market. It uses locally sourced foods and has a few tasty breakfast sandwich offerings. This isn’t a huge menu, check out the website for details.
This place is right across the street from Bauhaus and just down the street from Victrola– check out the Coffee n’ Donuts section. So you have a good combo option to grab a latte and an egg sammich.
Disclaimer: I haven’t tried this spot yet. I happened by one day after lunch and noticed it smells delicious in there, and it’s very convenient to the convention center.
Glo’s (Capitol Hill: Walkable – Cab if you’re in a hurry)
1621 E Olive Way
This is .8 miles from the convention center: Uphill on the way to Glo’s, roll downhill afterward.
Plan ahead and allow the time to walk to Glo’s. Here’s why: you’re going to get the Eggs Benedict. And when you do, you’ll be glad you got some exercise.
Glo herself passed away a few years ago, but her little eatery (12 small tables) lives on.
Show up early even on a weekday - this place opens at 7, and my memory is that there’s usually a line. The food is worth it though: heavenly. I know people who love the biscuits and gravy, but I remember wanting to marry the eggs.
CJ’s Eatery (Belltown: Bus or Cab)
2619 1st Ave
1 mile from the convention center, no real hills.
CJ’s is bigger than Glo’s, but it also features some really good eggs benedict as well as biscuits and gravy. It’s range is also a bit wider: the menu is larger, and there’s a bunch more tables.
Lots of Belltown locals go here for breakfast, as well as people who work downtown. Food is served quickly and on a weekday morning you should be able to get a seat quickly.
If you don’t have a ton of time, it’d be fun to grab a cab one way and walk the other one morning before the conference.
The Hurricane Cafe (Belltown: Bus or Cab) Open 24 Hours!
2230 7th Avenue
.6 miles from the convention center, no real hills
Are we still awake? When did we leave that last bar? WHERE DID I PUT MY HASH BROWNS?
If you find yourself asking these questions, you’re probably in need of a greasy breakfast. Even if it’s not time for breakfast yet.
And in this case, the Hurricane is the right spot for you. Go put some fried potatoes in your face and sober up before morning keynotes.
Reminder for you at 4:30 am: don’t forget to brush your teeth. Just for the rest of us, okay?
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