Stone Way Café in Wallingford truly has it all. Incredible food? Check. Local beers on tap? Check. Cozy community atmosphere? Check. This neighborhood spot is open all day, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s my favorite place to stumble into for weekend brunch, as unlike any other Seattle restaurant, the line is usually small or non-existent. You place your order at the front, then wander to one of the many tables in the back.
And the food, dear god. Think breakfast classics plus your favorite Mexican dishes plus good-for-you salads and grain bowls. My favorite is the Kale Quesadilla, with deep-fried artichoke hearts, salsa and plenty of cheese. It’s enough food for me and my partner to share and be stuffed, so at $9 it’s a steal.
They’re certainly not hurting in the beverage department either, with an espresso machine serving Victrola Coffee, and a large list of craft beers and cider. On the rare occasions when I’m not hungry, I love swinging by Stone Way Café for a pint (my most recent favorite was a Cloudburst Pumpkin Ale).
Stone Way also has live music most nights of the week, from local bands to open mics! It’s a fantastic way to spend a rainy evening in North Seattle, and to discover some new up and coming musicians.