They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What’s more, both it and brunches can also be the most social meal of the day. Further, both meals pair oh-so well with wine – take the mimosa, for example.

Woodinville’s beautiful weekday breakfast and weekend brunch scenes offer a wide array of both tempting dish choices and unique-to-place ambience. From casual to upscale (or upscale to casual), enjoying that first meal of the day here reflects the distinctive local flare that is only found in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country.

In sum, it’s serious culinary business, complete with no-nonsense dishes.

Eggs Benedict is a popular morning/early afternoon meal, for example. Traditionally a poached egg on Canadian bacon on a toasted English muffin drenched in hollandaise sauce, this dish is delightfully stacked (and goes great with a nice wine – be it a dry white, a sparkling white, or even a nice glass of Pinot Noir).

The Barking Frog at Willows Lodge & Spa in the Hollywood District – which is open for breakfast Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and for weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – not only boasts that its Eggs Benedict ($16) dish is one of its most popular first meal menu items, it’s also on their breakfast menu seven days a week. They also offer a Florentine Eggs Benedict (with spinach, $16) as well as a smoked salmon addition ($21). On the weekends they also offer a decadent Crab Cakes Benedict ($24).

The Garden Café at Molbak’s Garden & Home in Woodinville’s Downtown District, which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., offers up farm-fresh food care of Northwest Chef Russell Lowell. With a menu to cover any meal of the day, their breakfast farm fare is unpretentious and made up of whole foods such as: Quiche with Fruit ($7.95), Quiche Combo with Soup or Salad ($10.95), Bagel & Cream Cheese ($2.25), Gourmet Scone ($3.50), and Cinnamon Scone ($2.50).


Some Additional Woodinville Breakfast and Brunch Spots:

The PicNic Table (Warehouse District)

Proven Bread (Warehouse District)

Purple Café and Wine Bar (Hollywood District)

The Commons Kitchen and Bar (Hollywood District)

Alexa’s Café & Catering (Great Woodinville/Bothell)