Brunch at Lola
Well, I’ve finally made it to my last Seattle post! You’d think we were here for a lot longer than a day and change, wouldn’t you?! Don’t worry, the beautiful Alaska posts will be here soon, I just couldn’t leave out our fantastic brunch at Lola on our last day in Seattle. I looked to my usual sources of Yelp and TripAdvisor to find a great place near our hotel and stumbled upon Lola. My mouth was watering as I glanced over their breakfast and brunch menus AND they’re a Greek/Mediterranean inspired restaurant – done and done!
We stopped in around 8:30 on a Saturday morning and only had to wait about 5-10 minutes for a table for 6. They do take reservations (which for some reason I didn’t realize or think about ahead of time) and based on their popularity I would definitely recommend making one unless you plan on going as early as we did.
I started off the meal with a non-alcoholic Mint Spritzer made with house-made ginger syrup, mint, lemon, and soda. So refreshing! We also ordered the made-to-order doughnuts with seasonal jam and vanilla mascarpone for the table. They shake the doughnuts up in a bag with sugar and plate them right at the table for maximum freshness. Soft, warm, pillowy balls of fried dough…these were a hit!
With so many great menu choices it was difficult to narrow it down, but I ended up ordering Tom’s Big Breakfast with Mediterranean octopus, sugar snap peas, spring onion, potatoes, bacon, green garlic yogurt, poached egg, and toast. Such a unique combination that worked together well – everything was so fresh and cooked perfectly!
I was very close to ordering one of my favorite breakfast/brunch dishes – Eggs Benedict. We saw several plates of the Eggs Benedict coming out to surrounding tables and they looked super impressive. Luckily my mom and brother both ordered it so I got to try a few bites. It was indeed delicious and although I’m glad I ordered the Big Breakfast because of its uniqueness, a little part of me was wishing I had gone with the Benedict. The smashed garlic fried potatoes that came with this dish and several others were AMAZING, a must-order here if you’re stopping in for breakfast or brunch! The rest of the table ordered omelets or fried eggs with bacon and more fried potatoes, and everyone was thoroughly satisfied with their meals! Bottom line: if you’re in Seattle and looking for a great spot for breakfast or brunch, Lola is it!
Lola is located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood at 2000 4th Avenue.