Plum Bistro

Written by on February 20, 2011 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(plumbistroseattle.com) – Capital Hill

Plum Bistro Shared Lobby

How I heard of this place: I had driven past it a while back and made a mental note to check it out. I finally had the opportunity to visit when I convinced a friend to meet me there for lunch almost exactly one year ago. Despite my avid meat-eating companions pleas to pick something else, I made him try the fare…and he, too, was sold!

Plum Bistro Wall Decor

Type of cuisine: Gourmet vegan. You won’t even miss the meat…Or notice that it’s not on your plate!

Ambiance: Casual with taste. Dark wood furnishings, tall ceilings, open kitchen with bar seating and tables and chairs for about 30 in the dining area.

Plum Bistro Kitchen

The warehouse- or garage door-style windows at the front allowed for the space to feel as open in the fresh air as it would be had we been in a European cafe.

Plum Bistro Front Seating

What I ordered: I had a $40 Groupon (having paid only $20 for it!) that we had to use in one go! And we did a great job at it. To start, we had one French press drip coffee, Stumptown’s organic Holler Mountain blend ($3) and one fresh lime zest horchata ($4), with rice milk, pecans, lime juice and lime zest. (Upon sampling mine, my dining companion also ordered one for himself!) We started our brunch with a shared plate off of the Latin Fusion menu: Mini Biscuits in Chili Chorizo Gravy ($8), which included three country-style biscuits smothered in a seitan chorizo chili gravy, topped with chives & roasted corn kernels.

Plum Bistro Water Jugs

For our main entrees, we decided to share the Rice French Toast ($11), dense bread, dipped and served with grilled Costa Rican red bananas, blood orange sauce and maple butter, and the Pina Colada Pancakes ($13), three fluffy crispy coconut milk & wheat pancakes served with pineapple & hot buttered rum sauce, served with grilled pineapple and a jalapeno tofu scramble.

Plum Bistro Dining

On a return visit, Thursday, 5 June 2014: We popped by with another GroupOn deal for lunch, and enjoyed two awesome wraps. The first, a Macho Burrito ($12) with soy chorizo, whole beans, seasoned rice, spring mix, cheese, orange pico de gallo, avocado, chipotle and jalapeño aioli.

Plum Bistro Macho Burrito

The second a Jamaican Wrap ($10) with spiced tofu, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickled coleslaw, smoked yams, mustard aioli.

Plum Bistro Jamaican Wrap

What I loved: We both agreed that the horchata was a perfect start to the meal – sweet and tart, creamy and flavorful! Our favorites were consistent, the biscuits stealing the show, in their spicy gravy and the coconut pancakes, texture and taste leaving nothing to be desired.

Plum Bistro Macho Burrito Open

Why I loved it: Our server was very friendly and humorous, in this intimate space, ideal for people-watching and the cozy setting on a brisk winter morning.

Cost: Average ($9-$13 per brunch entree)

Plum Bistro View from Lobby

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