The Dish Cafe in Ballard is a great place to cure a hangover late on a weekend morning. The spot is so popular and tiny you'll probably have to wait a ... More
The Dish Cafe in Ballard is a great place to cure a hangover late on a weekend morning. The spot is so popular and tiny you'll probably have to wait a while for a table. Once inside, you'll find the standard breakfast fare: omelets, eggs benedict, French toast, pancakes, waffles. There is one thing about Dish that makes it truly outstanding, and that is the red country potatoes that come with most breakfasts. Roasted, diced, mixed with onions and seasonings, diners may find themselves eating their entire portion of potatoes, while neglecting the rest of the meal.
The scrambles are awesome (they aren't like regular scrambles, they put something else in the eggs that makes them better than any other scramble I've ever had), the biscuits and gravy I've been told are the best ever, and the eggs benedict are great.
The wait is very long, but it's worth it. Coffee is available while you wait outside (they put out a tarp when it rains). Cash only.
Don't you wonder what the real story was when someone disses a great place like this? My husband and I eat breakfast at the Dish all the time. We love the food because it is always made with extremely fresh, real ingredients. The food is never overcooked as so many breakfast places are prone to. The staff are always friendly, prompt and most accommodating. We love our meals here as we always feel relaxed and at home (we do avoid going at weekend rush time - small place). We only hope they keep on doin it for years to come...
I had to wait for a table, but they have a lovely self serve coffee cart setup outside for those who are waiting. We sat at the counter with a view into the busy kitchen. It was highly entertaining and therefore highly recommended!
Everything was delicious and the service was friendly. They are happy to accomodate requests. Crowded because it's so delicious!
The biscuits and gravy was excellent and the potatoes are perfectly seasoned and tender. YUM!
The Dish is great breakfast food. There is always a line (write name next to door), but fresh coffee is served to those waiting. Can order eggs as omelets or scrambles, and each are well-made. All entrees served with home fries (fried cubed taters with onion) and [scone or toast]. The scones are wonderful, but aren't really scones: they're coffe cake served with butter. Yum. Great service, reasonable prices. Seating is cramped, so bring your elbow pads. I've also been burned sometimes because it closes daily at 3 and all day Monday.
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