Easy Street Records & Cafe

Written by on January 18, 2011 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(easystreetonline.com) – West Seattle

How I heard of this place: My friend Richard first mentioned Easy Street Cafe to me as a perfectly busy and deliciously greasy spot for brunch, every day of the week from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Type of cuisine: A greasy spoon with breakfast and lunch options, daily. Being connected to the record store, items on the menu are named after musicians and bands, both locally and internationally known. Eggs, biscuits, hash, burgers and Thanksgiving sandwiches, served fresh and simply.

Ambiance: Loud music welcomes patrons in to the record shop cafe, with eclectic furnishings and kitch decor. Mismatched tables, chairs and strangely placed booth seating are available to diners including a spot for larger parties on the stage. Posters, framed photographs and artwork line the green-colored concrete walls, as random stuff is found dispersed around the space – from a ladder to a bike, chalkboard menus to records in the tables.

What I ordered: To start, I ordered the Mudhoney ($2.80), a mocha sweetened with honey and topped (at my request) with dried marshmallows. Another of my seven dining companions ordered the Amazing Grace, a caramel sauce latte, topped with marshmallows. When seated, I opted for the Suzy Q ($6.25), 3 eggs any style (over easy) with toast, hash browns, and 4 strips of bacon. To my right, one dining companion was drawn to the Dolly Parton Stack ($6.25),

2 pancakes, with blueberries (for an additional $.50), 2 eggs any style, and 2 strips of bacon. One much anticipated and Yelp-tooted Horton Heat Hash ($8.25), fresh cooked hash with corned beef, bacon, onions, peppers, hash browns and secret spices, served with 3 eggs any style and toast was ordered by our smart phone fanatic. Two of our dining companions opted for lunch; the first ordered the Jive Turkey ($6.50), oven roasted turkey, cranberry chutney, and cream cheese on rye bread. Served with fresh cut fries, chips, soup, or salad. The second selected the Junction Burger ($8.25), an 8-ounce burger patty with bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and Easysauce on a burger bun, served with fresh cut fries. I was able to talk one of my easily-persuaded-by-pesto dining companions in to ordering the Green Eggs & Ham daily special ($7.75), 3 eggs scrambled with pesto, sweet peppers and ham, served with hash browns and toast. The dining companion seated to my left selected the Beck Omelete ($7.25), a 3-egg omelet filled with veggie bacon, tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream, served with hash browns and toast.

What I loved: The bacon was thick and crispy, the hash browns buttery and perfectly seared. Of the dishes I sampled (all but two at the table), I most thoroughly enjoyed the special green eggs & ham. A close second, for the more hearty, comfort food seeking soul, with a bite, was the hash!

Why I loved it: Who can turn down a greasy spoon adjacent to loud music – both for listening and for purchase?

Cost: Low to average ($6.25-$8.95 per breakfast entree)

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