It must be genetic. A few weeks before we were bound for the Emerald City, both my sisters and I started reading food blogs and decided instead of paying for a food tour (there are many in Seattle – just Google it) we would make up our own.
Sweet Tooths Take on Seattle!
After a lovely night’s rest at the gorgeous Fairmont Olympic we decided to take a short walk (57 second drive says Google maps) and enjoy breakfast at Sweet Iron.
Sweet Iron Waffles for Breakfast
A local family-owned restaurant, Sweet Iron on University Ave is a tiny place with room for maybe 20 people to sit inside and a few tables outside.
A line started forming quickly behind us a few minutes after we arrived (it was 9am) and we grabbed the last table in the corner as it was starting to rain outside. Serving both sweet and savory waffles, we all opted to order something savory as we knew we would be consuming more sweet stuff later on.
1 Prosciutto, creme fraiche and green onions waffle, 1 Herbed goat cheese, hazelnuts and honey waffle and 1 Brie and Basil waffle.
The waffles were warm, crisp and perfectly caramelized. Definitely heavier than what I am used to eating at home (I’m talking the stuff you find in the freezer aisle people! I don’t have a waffle iron at home) and a bit too sweet for even my tastebuds. I ordered the hazelnuts and honey one so that could be why.
Out of the 3 we ordered we all really liked the Brie and Basil waffle. A perfect balance of savory and sweet.
The Original Starbucks for a Coffee Break
After breakfast we headed over to Pike Place to take a look at the first Starbucks store. Guess this is THE Starbucks to visit when you’re in Seattle as everyone was lining up for some coffee! Notice the brown logo?
With lattes in hand and after a few minutes of window shopping, we decided to head over to Capitol Hill for ice cream for lunch. Hey we’re on vacation! We can have ice cream whenever we want. Just don’t tell my kids that.
Stay tuned, Sweet Tooths! More to come tomorrow…..