From greasy diners to the swankiest of brunch spots, French Toast is a breakfast classic that never goes out of style. Crunchy on the outside, gooey and delectable on the inside, french toast is one of the best ways to start a Saturday. Here's where to find Seattle's most decadent:
The Hi-Life. This Ballard favorite is located in a 100-year-old historic firehouse and serves up their famous Monkey Bread French Toast to hungry brunchers every weekend. Monkey Bread is traditionally a soft, sweet, sticky pastry that’s served on it’s own. At the Hi-Life, they take Monkey Bread up a notch, by dipping the cinnamon-swirled pastry in vanilla custard, popping it on the griddle, and then serving it with whipped cream and caramel.
8oz Burger & Co. The only thing better than breakfast in the morning, is breakfast for dinner! And that’s exactly what you’ll find on the menu at 8oz Burger & Co. in Ballard. Served at dinnertime, is a house burger patty, bacon, a sunny side egg, blueberry maple aioli, and bacon maple syrup all sandwiched between Vanilla Brioche French Toast. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm.
Geraldine’s Counter. You couldn’t have a list of decadent french toast in Seattle and not include the fantastic dish at Geraldine’s. Their baked French Toast is a perennial favorite on Best Breakfast lists, and isn’t the usual French Toast your mom made as a kid. At Geraldine’s, they soak their Texas Toast overnight and then pan fry it with plenty of butter. The crunch is so intense it’s almost as if it’s been candied!
Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge. What’s better than French Toast with strawberries? How about Creme Caramel French Toast with strawberries and Pecan Butter. That’s the deliciously decadent dish you’ll find at Toulouse Petit on their exceptional breakfast menu. I like ordering one order of the French Toast and one order of the Spicy Andouille Creole Hash to share with a friend, for the perfect blend of sweet and savory delights.
Bacco. At Bacco you can sit back, relax, sip a drink from their famous juice bar, and dine on delicious Brioche French Toast with fresh fruit and maple butter. I always pair it with their Applewood smoked bacon for a scrumptious combination.
Portage Bay. What happens when you combine French Toast, a breakfast bar of endless fruits, nuts and whipped cream, and Bananas Foster? Heaven. That's what. And, also, the best choice at Portage Bay for a decadent brunch. The Bananas Foster French Toast is made with Kraken Rum and caramel sauce, and topped with organic, fair-trade bananas. Treat yourself with a trip to the breakfast bar to add whatever other delights you’d like.