Spring in Seattle! Could there be anything better? How ‘bout brunching in spring in Seattle with your pup by your side? Although many eateries are still slowly returning in-person and patio dining, we’ve rounded up several dog-friendly Seattle brunch spots that are already so excited to welcome you AND your floof back!
Note: King County COVID-19 mandates are updating nearly daily, so make sure to not only check county guidelines, but those of the restaurant you’re visiting as well!
1. Portage Bay Cafe
You cannot ask anyone in Seattle for a brunch rec (let alone Google it!) without someone bringing up Portage Bay Cafe. And for good reason: the uber-popular brunch spot started in South Lake Union and has since expanded to three different brick-and-mortars to keep up with the demand. This spot is super pup-friendly, though keep them away from the Berry Bar—one of the highlights of the cafe! We’re talkin’ fresh berries and hand-whipped cream. It’s no surprise that some folks go just for access to the Bar!
2. Super Six
A spin-off of the popular Marination empire, Columbia City’s Super Six is welcoming, dog-friendly, and just all-around delightful. During COVID times they’ve converted their parking lot into a covered outdoor area with plenty of room for pup, a POG mimosa, and multiple masaladas. Don’t know what those are? Take a look…
3. Pablo y Pablo
Honestly, the name could really be changed to Pablo y Pablo y Perro…because pupper is allowed and welcome on their expansive patio! This Wallingford favorite has some of the best huevos rancheros in the city (IMHO), and is right next to Gasworks Park if you’re looking to catch some rays after your big meal. Pro tip: order some churros to go!
4. Norm’s Eatery & Alehouse
It is a criminal offense to write a Seattle dog-friendly list without including Norm’s. The Fremont restaurant and alehouse lives and breathes dogs, and is just about as dog-friendly as they come. Heck, they even have two separate menus—a human one, and a dog one! While Norm’s is a hit any time of day, brunch is a special time thanks to their fresh Belgian waffles, which you can order sweet, savory, simple, or Elvis-style (peanut butter, bananas and bacon).
5. Miri’s Snack Shack
A Golden Gardens FAVE! Bring your nugget for a romp in the Ballard beach, and then stop and get yourself some poffertjes (mini Swedish pancakes) and sit with your toes in the sand as you sip fresh OJ. Miri’s is small without a ton of indoor seating, but the expansive beach allows for plenty of room! Heck, if you don’t see a table or bench nearby, BYOT (bring your own towel) and you’re set!