FYI, The Globe Cafe is now closed, as of December 31, 2007. Information found here. Rumor has it, it may reopen in Bellingham, WA at some point.
January 14, 2007
Times Visited: 1
Back in January, my sister and her boyfriend were in town and I visited Seattle for the first time. I had no idea how much I was missing living in a big city until that trip, and loved every minute.
My boyfriend and I went out for perhaps the best breakfast of our lives early one morning at The Globe Cafe in Capital Hill, hearing that they had great biscuits and gravy. Sure enough, their biscuits and gravy were the best things we’d tasted in a long, long time.
Everything was impressive – the atmosphere, the choices, the seating – even the prices were certainly affordable at an average of $7 a plate. And the entire menu is vegan!
I had a hard time deciding what to order and went with the moist and unique raspberry poppy seed filled pancakes. I’ve never had a filled pancake before and am now a fan, though I could barely eat half of it.
Tommy ordered the biscuits, gravy and oven dried tofu. The gravy was creamy and subltely herby, and the biscuits were thick yet still somewhat light for being soaked in gravy. The oven dried tofu was tasty and salty and unlike any other tofu I’ve had before. Picking off his plate became a habit!
We also shared an order of homefries, which were good, but nothing compared to the main courses.
Our meals were served in a short amount of time, and condiments are shared from a little fridge, which contains both soy and dairy margarine, as well as organic ketchup. While we ate, I nearly went crazy looking at the huge tray of cinnamon buns being frosted on the counter that I would never have room for.
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5.
Address: 1531 14th Ave (Cross Street: Pike Street) Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Daily 9am-3pm