Portage Bay Cafe

Written by on March 10, 2015 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(portagebaycafe.com) – Ballard neighborhood, Seattle, Washington

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard

How I heard of this place: As long as I have been in Seattle I have known about the Portage Bay Cafe in the University District. This PBC was recommended by a friend who lives in the neighborhood when we were looking for a good spot to brunch.

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Chalkboard Entry

Type of cuisine: Food sourced from local, clean and sustainable farms and producers. Type of cuisine you would choose if you give a damn.

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Window Seating

Ambiance: Very casual and simple. The space is expansive, open, full of natural light and very modern. The space, with large windows and high ceilings, wooden chairs, booths and tables reminiscent of the older cafe in the U-District, yet full of upgrades and clean lines.

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Kitchen

What I ordered: Looking for something with protein, yet wanted a trip to the toppings bar since it had been about five years since my last visit to a PBC, the Rancher’s Breakfast ($16.50) it was! Three eggs, served any style (I chose over-medium) with pepper bacon, and herb-roasted potatoes,

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Rancher's Breakfast Protein

and my choice of one, large classic pancake – organic bluebird grain farms heirloom wheat, organic yogurt, brown sugar and vanilla, – and one thick slice of classic French toast.

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Rancher's Breakfast (After)

My dining companion chose the Classic French Toast ($11.50) with house-made challah bread, rich egg batter, and a cinnamon garnish.

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Classic French Toast (Before)

What I loved: The roasted potatoes, abundance of fruit at the toppings bar

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Toppings Bar

and plethora of food, keeping me satisfied and allowing for leftovers to take to my hubby for our breakfast for dinner.

Portage Bay Cafe Ballard Classic French Toast (After)

Why I loved it: Huge portions, open setting, toppings bar.

Cost: Average ($9.50 – $16.50 per breakfast plate)

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