Looking for a hearty bite to start your day but don’t have much time? Seattle is full of great grab-and-go breakfast options, especially in and around Pike Place Market. The Crumpet Shop, a Market staple since 1976, offers the British griddle cakes with both sweet and savory toppings, such as cream cheese with maple butter and walnut or egg, English cheese and jalapeño peppers on ham. Set in the newer MarketFront section of the venue, Honest Biscuits serves hefty, Southern-style biscuits made with ingredients from other Market vendors like Beecher’s Cheese and bacon from Bavarian Meats. A favorite with local sweet tooths for more than 15 years, Top Pot Doughnuts has several locations for those who need a serious doughnut fix.
If your schedule allows you to linger longer over your morning meal, we have a few more suggestions. You can’t beat the Elliott Bay views and legendary Dungeness crab omelet at Lowell’s. A Seattle institution since 1957, Lowell's opens at 7 a.m daily, so you can beat the morning crowds. Another long-timer, The Athenian, is a great place to feast on a smoked salmon Benedict while watching the ferries bring in morning commuters.