March 10

Morning Starts

Five breakfast sandwiches in SLU to fuel your workday.

From breakfast tacos at Jack’s BBQ to the full breakfast bar at Portage Bay, the South Lake Union neighborhood seems to have all manner of morning nosh covered. But we’re here today to discuss some not so run-of-the-mill breakfast sandwiches.

Here are five flavorful bites that are sure to get your day started on the right foot.

Avocado, egg & cheese, Homegrown

Homegrown has just a couple breakfast sams on its menu. If you *need* something with bacon, it’s there for you, but the avocado, egg & cheese delivers a spicy punch that will put some pep in your step. Sandwiched between crusty bread is sliced avocado, a pasture-raised egg, melty white cheddar, and a delicious carrot lime habanero hot sauce. Offered in half or whole (you probably only need half).

Egg and avocado breakfast sandwich on an English muffin, cut in half.

The Chub, Skillet Counter Regrade

The correctly named Chub has been a longstanding menu item at Skillet locations throughout Seattle. It features bacon, brie, American cheese, one egg, arugula (roughage!), tomato, bacon jam, and jalapeño aioli all stacked between a fluffy brioche bun. Feeling feisty and interested in a food coma? Add a fried chicken thigh for $7.

Chutney, egg and cheese, Fulcrum Coffee

This coffee hot spot slings a few different breakfast sandwiches made with buttermilk biscuits from Biscuit & Bean. The chutney, egg, and cheese is an unexpected delight brimming with sweet, spicy, and savory notes. It’s filled with mango chutney, Mama Lil’s peppers, and extra sharp white cheddar.

Salmon breakfast bun, Café Hagen

The Scandinavian coffee house brings both hygge and delicious flavors every day. The salmon breakfast bun is particularly delightful. Smoked salmon, Danish goat cheese cream, a perfect sunny egg, arugula, and dill are neatly nestled between a house-baked brioche bun.

Ham, egg, and cheese, Rubinstein Bagels

Sometimes you must go beyond schmear on a yummy flavored bagel (of which Rubinstein Bagel’s has several). Enter the breakfast sandwiches at this bagel spot across the street from the Spheres. The ham, egg, and cheese is *chef’s kiss* with its Parisian ham, gruyere, and Dijon mustard.

Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy of Homegrown & Skillet.

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