eating out, seattle

Restaurant is Good but Needs a New Tidal

First, let me apologize for that pun, but let me also point out that if I was really sorry I wouldn’t have done it in the first place. The Ebb n’ Flow located at 2114 N 45th St in Wallingford area of Seattle is a great (though not cheap) place for brunch. But don’t go to there expecting seafood, that just isn’t their thing, even if the name suggests water they offer a gourmet greasy spoon menu. At least that’s what I saw looking at their brunch and lunch menus. Dinner may be different, and from what I hear dinner may be worth missing out on.

I was torn between waffles and french toast (they called it Pain… something, “pain” is French for bread). I’ll tell you this, the french toast was very tasty. Right now I don’t know about the waffles. I did see them at a table beside me, and I think I made the right choice going with the toast. And let me tell you this was no run of the mill french toast. Made with thick white bread in a oval shape, a little (too) light on the egg, then add cinnamon and a brown sugar/butter spread with some maple syrup on the side. Yikes, it was good. The serving size was enough to fill me up with some meal to spare and it cost about $8 plus some tea, tips, and taxes*. Reasonable for sure.

My friend ordered a custom job of scrambled eggs with spinach and bacon, and some potatoes on the side. it looked pretty good, though again it was absurdly light in the egg department. Maggie didn’t seem to mind too much until the end when the egg was difficult to find among the bacon and greens. I didn’t notice the price, but I think it fell along the same lines as mine.

If you are in Wallingford, which is a nice part of Seattle —home of Open Books, nice tea and coffee joints, the Erotic Bakery, some decent park space and a bunch of other neat stuff— then you should make it a point to get brunch there.

*I should point out that in my rush to catch the bus I forgot my wallet and now owe my friend Maggie a meal. Thanks again, Maggie.

[tags]brunch, eating out, ebb n’ flow, restaurant review, restaurants, seattle, vegetarian options, wallingford, ebb n’ flow[/tags]