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Brunch for the Bunch

Brunch isn’t just an excuse to sip bubbly before noon; in Seattle, it can also be a family-friendly start to the morning.

Meet the Moon (120 Lakeside Ave) serves up hearty hashes at a lakeside location near Leschi Marina. The cinnamon rolls are massive and gooey, and the kids’ menu is no joke, with everything from breakfast burritos to avocado toast.

There’s a welcoming kids’ play space upstairs at Fremont’s Super Bueno (*3627 Stone Way N), where the family can share watermelon slices seasoned with Pop Rocks and a stack of tacos filled with the likes of fried cod, carnitas, and squash. Feeling particularly health-conscious? Cafe Flora (2901 E Madison St) in Madison Valley is a longtime favorite for its lovely vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free fare. The beautiful, meatless restaurant even has a small play area for kids to enjoy after they’ve finished their “Green Eggs & Yam.”

The breakfast bar is the crowd-pleaser at University District’s Portage Bay Cafe (4130 Roosevelt Way NE). Take anything from buckwheat pancakes to bananas Foster French toast to the bar and pile on an obscene amount of seasonal fruits, nuts, and whipped toppings.

Does playtime take priority? When you’re on your way to or from Seattle’s largest public park, Discovery Park (3801 Discovery Park Blvd) in Magnolia, make a pitstop at Serendipity Cafe (3222A W McGraw St) for kid- or adult-size servings of Nutella French toast and a play area. Or hit the bocce courts at German-inspired Rhein Haus (*912 12th Ave) on Capitol Hill, where the whole family is welcome to try their hand at this European ballgame alongside pork schnitzel with eggs and hash browns or strawberry compote pancakes. 

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