A city surprisingly obsessed with biscuits.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Tell us about your first impressions when you arrived.
Parts café, flower shop, specialty grocery store, and bakery. In the morning, the counter is stocked with European-style pastries. Blonde wood communal tables and floor-to-ceiling windows invite patrons to linger, though it’s also ideal for breakfast when you’re on the go.
What was the crowd like?
Seattle’s well-heeled and health-conscious professional crowd favors this spot for its healthy spin on delicious breakfasts, though late risers and digital nomads also love it.
What should we be drinking?
The London Plane takes its beverages as seriously as its pastries. High-end drip coffee, cold brews, and in-house fermented kombuchas are all popular options, as are the house-made sodas and shrubs.
Main event: the food. Give us the lowdown—especially what not to miss.
The dedicated baking team specializes in long-fermented doughs for their handmade croissants and pastries. On the lighter side are granola with house-made yogurt, toast topped with brussels sprouts and gouda, and baked eggs with harissa and fresh bread. Country sourdough bread made in a steam-injection oven is available Tuesday through Saturday, beginning at noon until they sell out.
How is the staff?
The service here is laid-back and friendly, so take your time making just the right breakfast decision. If you’re not sure which direction to go, the educated foodie staff will gladly guide you.
What’s the real-real on why we’re coming here?
This is the ideal cozy spot for a solo breakfast or for a catch-up date with a friend.