Pete’s Egg Nest

Written by on September 6, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

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Pete's Eggnest

How I heard of this place: Through my friend Chris, who raved about the neighborhood joint, and convincingly argued that a meal must be enjoyed in the bustling diner.

Pete's Eggnest Crowds Inside

Type of cuisine: Diner breakfasts (lunch also available), including eggs a hundred ways (from omelettes to scrambles, to benedicts, burritos and French toast), pancakes and all the greasy sides you could hope for on a weekend brunch menu!

Pete's Eggnest More Indoors

Ambiance: Bustling is an understatement when it comes to Pete’s. The medium-sized venue is so packed with people, tables, chairs and a small bar near the kitchen that entering is a feat. Once through the doors, be prepared to wait for a table or spot at the bar.

Pete's Eggnest Wall Decor

The music playing in the background is recognizable (from Eagle-Eye Cherry to Phil Collins and Beyonce), but slightly odd in the family-owned establishment, decorated with magazine and calendar images of Greece.

Pete's Eggnest Bar Seating

Small refrigerators holding Juice Works orange juice, Tree Top apple juice and Ocean Spray pink grapefruit juice seem to be straight out of the 1970s, not to mention the linoleum-lined counters! But no one seems to mind in the packed energy of the space, full of a diversity of people.

Pete's Eggnest Looking to Front Door

What I ordered: My dining companion ordered a glass (12 ounce) of orange juice and a cup of black coffee. Seeing the antique hot chocolate ($1.95) machine, I couldn’t pass up the foamy goodness of the warm, powdered beverage in my thick mug. For brunch, I thought about ordering the breakfast burrito ($9.50) on the daily specials page attached to the menu in order not to have to decide between the multitude of options inside. Once I saw the Bacon, Avocado and Cheddar omelette ($9.50), however, my story quickly changed.The large omelette came with a very generous portion of thick-cut hash browns and your choice of toast (white, wheat, rye, sourdough or English muffin; I opted for the latter). My dining companion chose – relatively quickly – the Special Pan-Sand Breakfast ($8.25), which included two pancakes (though it looked like four), three eggs cooked to your liking (scrambled), and two slices of bacon (sausage was also an option). An additional side of four strips of crispy, fat bacon was also ordered.

Pete's Eggnest Husband's Meal

On a return visit, Sunday, 21 June 2015 for Father’s Day: My husband’s favorite breakfast diner is in our neck of the woods, again! And, as a first-time father, it was high time we celebrated him in his favorite spot. On this visit, we enjoyed the Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs ($10.95) with three scrambled eggs, hash browns,

Pete's Eggnest Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs

biscuits & gravy,

Pete's Eggnest Biscuits

not to mention the side of country sausage ($4.50) and four slices of crispy bacon ($4.50),

Pete's Eggnest Side of Bacon & Sausage

and the Veggie Benedict ($10.50) with mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach, and a side of hash browns and freshly halved avocado.

Pete's Eggnest Benedict

On a return visit, sometime in January 2016, I returned with a friend (her first time) and sampled the best Eggs Benedict I have had here: Pastrami Benedict. And, to be honest, pastrami is not something I ever order. Somehow it sounded good, and boy, was I happy it did!

Pete's Eggnest Pastrami Benedict

On a return visit, Saturday, 18 February 2017: Special occasions involving my husband often start at Pete’s Eggnest. This day was no different. We arrived as soon as they opened and were among the first to enter the establishment at 7:00 a.m. We sat at the window to watch passerby, birds, busses and bicyclists, enjoying the Farmers Scramble ($10.95) with ham, bacon, onions, mushrooms, green bell pepper, and cheddar cheese, topped with sour cream and diced tomatoes, served on a bed of hash browned potatoes,

the Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs ($10.95) with three eggs, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, and a side of bacon ($4.50 for four slices),

and the One Pancake Kid’s Breakfast ($4.75) with a stack of three small pancakes, one egg (scrambled) and two slices of bacon. (Excuse the eager, little hand making its way in!)

What I loved: I most loved the fresh, thick slices of avocado in my omelette. The hash browns were crispy, yet soft. The pre-buttered English muffins and raspberry jam deliciously sweet.

Pete's Eggnest Benedict Close-Up

Why I loved it: The place itself is amazing because of the family feel, the taste of a true, timeless diner, and the humongous portions! ($3 on top of the cost of an entree allows one to share a dish.)

Cost: Low to average ($7-$10 for large breakfast entrees)

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