Kingfish Cafe

Written by on July 3, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Capital Hill
How I heard of this place: More years ago than I dare share, my friend Tahirih introduced me to Kingfish Cafe when we were craving Southern comfort food. I’ve had a hankering to go back ever since!
Type of cuisine: Southern comfort food. The owner told me that they were serving dishes she grew up with and ate as a youngster in the home of her grandmother and mother.
Ambiance: Cozy, small and quaint. Tables for two, four or eight available for a casual brunch with friends before a day of walking and fun at Seward Park, or for a romantic, mood-lit dinner with your sweetie over a hearty helping of mac ‘n cheese and red velvet cake. The kitchen and espresso bar greet you upon entry, with sturdy wooden chairs, benches and tables lining the left side of the restaurant. Limited outdoor seating is available for warm summer days and evenings.
What I ordered: On this brunch visit, I shared the crab cake Dewey with herbed hollandaise ($12.75) and a large side biscuit ($4), served with butter and raspberry jam with one dining companion. Another of our dining companions also ordered the Dewey, which included two house crab and catfish cakes fried up crispy, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise, served with a side of home-fries and one slice each of watermelon and honey dew melon. Another at our table ordered the chick’n waffle ($10.75), which consisted of one buttermilk waffle topped with two fried chicken wings and your choice of maple syrup or gravy. Two dining companions ordered the generous buttermilk flapjacks ($7.50), two plate-sized, which came with whipped butter and endless maple syrup. Our other dining companions ordered sides, ranging in price from about $2.50 to $4.50, including sausages, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, biscuits and gravy.
What I loved: I loved the flapjacks most on this visit! The crab cakes were deliciously spicy and flavorful and added a great flavor to the typical eggs Benedict one gets at other dining establishments. The herbed hollandaise added flavor and texture to the meal without overpowering the taste most craved upon ordering: the crab cakes!
Why I loved it: The service was friendly and the food comforting and filling!
Cost: Average ($10-$13 for a filling brunch)

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