THE GOOD: community coffee house lets you do good and feel good. THE BAD: limited hours. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Wallingford, Seattle. Despite rumors about the Seattle Freeze… Fine. It partially exists, though most people in Seattle are friendly. They greet, chit chat, and help strangers in need–characters that could attribute to Mosaic’s success. Or perhaps it’s the cafe’s tasty comestibles and warm atmosphere? Or all of the above? Our strongest recollection of Mosaic, however, branded the community coffee house as one
Monthly Archives: October 2015
THE GOOD: “world’s largest cinnamon roll.” THE BAD: we ate the “world’s largest cinnamon roll” in one day. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Snohomish County, Greater Seattle. Google “Maltby, Washington” and little returns. The town of 10,000 hasn’t much to offer but a small cafe with the “world’s largest cinnamon roll.” The cafe’s cinnamon roll–and brunch–are believed by Seattleites to be “worth the wait.” And wait we did, for 30 minutes, on a weekday, with folks of all sorts. Maltby Cafe occupies the basement of an old
Yum Print Cherry Goat Cheese Melt Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Serving Size: 1 Calories per serving: 400 Fat per serving: 20 Carbs per serving: 30 Protein per serving: 16 Ingredients 1 table spoon of butter, divided 1/4 cup of cherries, de-cored, de-stemmed and cut into halves 1/4 cup of organic soft goat cheese or goat cheese crumbs 1/2 table spoon of organic agave nectar or raw honey 2 slices of whole wheat
1. Blueberries Over Noosa Yogurt Australian brand Noosa uses pure ingredients and aged technique to accentuate curd’s natural creaminess. Blueberries add a sweet touch. Find Noosa here. You won’t be disappointed. 2. Whole Wheat Toast with All Natural Peanut Butter, Banana Slices and Raspberries 3. Avocado Banana Smoothie (recipe) Add water or ice to adjust smoothie’s consistency. Regardless, avocado and banana taste lovely together. 4. Skinny Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar Make it the night before and grab it to go in the morning.
THE GOOD: seriously buttery biscuits. THE BAD: bar-style seating bore discomfort. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: South Lake Union Seattle. Up the Space Needle? No thanks. This Seattleite didn’t take her out-of-town guest there. Or to the EMP. Or on duck rides. I did, however, acquaint her with the city’s unique neighborhoods, and brunched somewhere true-to-the-emerald-city, like Serious Pie & Biscuit by Seattleite restaurant-prenuer Tom Douglas, whose “magical pizza dough that requires a 3-day cold process to produce” catapulted Serious Pie Downtown to raging success. Serious Pie and Biscuit later established in 2011 as an
Yum 1. Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Melt To us, peanut butter and chocolate together defines perfection. Find recipe here, and indulge. 2. Berry Peachy Overnight Oats (by The Glowing Fridge) Prepare it the night before, and you’re set for the morning. 3. Whole Wheat Bread with Honey, Ricotta Cheese, Strawberries and Chia Seeds Too easy, right? 4. Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars Gluten-free quinoa gets versatile in coconut-y granola bars. If you’ve never had quinoa, this is a good way to acquaint yourself. 5. Brown Rice Flour
THE GOOD: world-class comfort food. THE BAD: had to loosen our belts afterward. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Green Lake Seattle. When Adam Richman failed the 12-Egg Omelette Challenge, we knew Beth’s Cafe was worth a try. It took us five years to get there. But we did, and plan to go back. Serving Seattle since 1954, Beth’s Cafe is known as “Seattle’s staple for comfort food.” It may not serve (rolls eyes) “local, organic, aoli, blanc, fromage,” or, something like that. But it serves eggs and hash and bacon and such–all the