Portage Bay Cafe - South Lake Union

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

391 Terry Ave N, Seattle, Washington, USA, 98109

Serves meat, vegan options available. Breakfast and brunch restaurants. Vegan items are a vegan farmers hash and the banana pancakes (gluten-free). Gets busy but online reservation is available. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-2:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by shrangy

Good serving size but food was bland! - Edit

Went with some friends for breakfast this morning and ordered the vegan hash. The only other options were Vegan banana pancakes or oatmeal, so I went with what seemed like the most interesting option. The hash itself was basically just a few slices of tofu atop a bunch of veggies and potatoes (luckily I added avo for extra flavor!!), and a piece of toast on the side. It tasted fine, but nothing special. They did have a pretty good local hot sauce that I poured over top, but at the end of the day it was really just basic vegetables and some plain tofu! Not worth it for the price, but at least it was a pretty large portion and I took some of it home for later.

Pros: Good service , Large portion sizes

Cons: Plain, bland flavors, Overpriced

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Disappointed in Vegan Options - Edit

Very small selection of vegan options here and when my order of vegan hash came to the table, there were approximately 5 small pieces of tofu included. I'm guessing that isn't even close to the amount of eggs included in the non-vegan option. But what was most frustrating was that half-way through breakfast I discovered a piece of meat mixed into the hash. The server was apologetic and offered 50% off my meal, but it didn't quite seem like enough compensation.

Cons: Loud, Crowded

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Nothing Spectacular - Edit

Not the best option for vegans - they only had 3 vegan options when I ate there, and they were just okay. At least their house-made English muffins are vegan and good.

Pros: House-made English muffins are vegan

Cons: Limited vegan options

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More Vegan Items Please! - Edit

There are only 2 vegan options for brunch here, but both are really good. The tofu scramble is totally different from what I make at home, and I'm thinking I need to switch. It was loaded with veggies and potatoes. The pancakes are great too. There's a fruit bar where you can load it up with all sorts of yummy stuff. I wish they had a vegan whip. I don't think they have vegan butter either.
I had to wait 30 minutes to get my table, even though I had a reservation. You can get a pitcher of mimosa to pass the time, so it's not too bad.

Pros: Delicious!, Pitchers of mimosa, Fruit bar

Cons: Long wait, Only 2 vegan items

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Pretty Good - Edit

The Banana Pancakes were delicious--you get to pick toppings at a topping bar. They have fresh, organic fruit at the bar, along with syrup and some non-vegan butter, etc. However, the hash was disappointing-- my husband and I both ordered it and there were only two pieces of potato between our dishes. But, the veggies in the hash were great; they included more variety than you usually find (a variety of mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, etc.).

Pros: friendly staff, great banana pancakes, large portions

Cons: loud

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