There are opportune times for toasting with mimosas and snapping glamour shots of your French toast with berry compote on a marble table top. But then there are times when you need to eat a greasy spoon breakfast by yourself while you come back to life from a hangover. Planet Java is that place. The black-and-white checkerboard flooring and zebra print barstools are so tacky they’re charming. And the old school chicken fried steak is delicious.
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Cow Chip Cookies
Cow Chip Cookies is a bakery in Pioneer Square with an iconic chocolate chip cookie you’ll find at the State Fair.
Nirmal’s is an upscale spot in Pioneer Square with modern Indian food and creative cocktails.
Dead Line is a Pioneer Square bar with good South American small plates and quality cocktails.
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Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Ezell’s is a Seattle fried chicken chain, and the original location is in the Central District.
Oddfellows Cafe & Bar
Oddfellows is a French Bistro, espresso bar, and old-school grocery store in Capitol Hill. It’s good for a lot of things, but especially brunch.
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North Star Diner & Shanghai Room
North Star Diner & Shanghai Room in Greenwood is the coolest 24-hour diner in the city.
Glo’s is a Capitol Hill diner serving giant pancakes and perfect hash browns. Just expect a line to eat them.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
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