Calories schmalories! Decadence is the name of the game if you’re trying to find the best Eggs Benedict in Seattle. If you’ve ever made Hollandaise sauce at home, you know that it’s basically just egg yolks and… butter. Lots of butter.
For me, a perfect Eggs Benedict has the following criteria: Unbroken, warm and slightly spicy Hollandaise, perfectly poached eggs that ooze yolk as soon as you sink in your fork, and crispy bread that soaks it all up. The traditional addition is Canadian Bacon, but I tend to prefer less salty toppings like sauteed veggies or salmon.
Here are some of the best spots in Seattle to find this deliciously devilish brunch item.
Lola. Forbes once named the Benedict at Lola one of the 10 best Eggs Benedict in America, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. This favorite Greek-inspired eatery from Tom Douglas has Seattle-based Bavarian Meats’ shaved ham, dill hollandaise and a house made English muffin. For the perfect brunch, pair it with their deliciously fresh Ruby Slipper cocktail made with spiced cranberry, cava and orange. It cuts nicely through the richness of the hollandaise. (And the combination will almost certainly also inspire a nap.)
Nollie’s Cafe. If you’re looking for a variety of Eggs Benedict choices, look no further than the quaint Nollie’s in South Lake Union. For weekend brunch they serve five, yes FIVE, different kinds of Eggs Benedict! It’s a total dream come true. You can choose from the classic option, or go more bold with the Nova Benedict, made with wild caught lox, capers, tomato, onion and cream cheese. And if you feel like your heart can stand it, pick The Farmer, made with bacon, ham, and a biscuit and gravy.
No Bones Beach Club. This popular Ballard bar and vegan place claims to be, “the world’s first plant-based tiki bar.” And even if you’re a massive meat lover, you’re going to seriously enjoy their Fried Avocado Benedict. (I mean, who doesn’t love the words avocado and fried?) They pile their Eggs Benedict high with fresh spinach, tomato, and tons of hollandaise. How do they make vegan hollandaise? I have no idea- but man, it’s delicious.
Some Random Bar. It’s got a cheeky name, and Some Random Bar also delivers one of the best benedicts in town: The Prosciutto Benedict. They are constantly switching out the topping for this dish, so don’t be surprised if you stumble upon an option like smoked salmon or pork belly as well.
CJ’s Eatery. I used to live in Pioneer Square and I’d wandered past CJ’s probably a few thousand times before venturing in. It looks like it has the potential to be a tourist trap for Pike Place shoppers, but it’s actually extremely homey, with huge portions and extra-friendly wait staff! They serve up the most classic version of Eggs Benedict on this list. The only twist is that you can get it with French Fries. Dipping in French Fries in hollandaise? Brilliant!