Geraldine’s Counter

Written by on February 2, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(geraldinescounter.com) – Columbia City
How I heard of this place: Through the January 2010 issue of Seattle Magazine, because I’m house-sitting in the neighborhood and wanted to explore new territories in an unfamiliar area (to me).
Type of cuisine: Americana comfort food – the sister restaurant to Table 219 in Capital Hill.
Ambiance: Light and colorful, open setting.
What I ordered: The all day breakfast made it easy since I had been eying the same at Table 219 a few days earlier. It was between the Bacon, Egg & Arugula Sandwich and the Avocado & Pepperjack Omelet. I went for the first, which was served with tomato, aioli and scrambled eggs on sour batard and served with hash browns. The hash browns were perfectly prepared, cooked all the way through and just crispy enough to add flavor and crunch without being burnt. The sandwich was to die for; the bacon thick and crisped to perfection with fresh arugula, slightly wilted from the warm eggs, bacon and toasted bread for only $8.75. My dining companion was excited for a breakfast dish and chose Geraldine’s Casserole, served with hash browns, sausage, pepperjack, cheddar, eggs and cream layered and baked to perfection before being topped with fresh pico de gallo. It came with the option of either toast or English muffins (which we felt complimented the meal) all for $9.25. Because it was our first time there and we have to try as much as possible (though we did leave with leftovers of the casserole), we also ordered one daily pancake (which the waiter gave to us despite the fact that it wasn’t a “side” on the menu and we weren’t allowed to order the kids pancake): a ginger pancake with caramelized apples flavored with cinnamon. The maple syrup fresh and runny and sweet!
What I loved: I loved the Bacon, Egg & Arugula sandwich for the fresh flavors and perfect blend of breakfast and lunch options.
Why I loved it: The ambiance is very casual and light and perfect for families and a lazy Sunday with a special someone or a good friend. The layout of tables and booths is very spacious and open and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.
Cost: mid-range $7-$10

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