Uptown, Downtown or Down Home: Oddfellows serves up a tad more uptowned version of breakfast classics in comparison to its neighboring businesses on the Hill. But the eclectic interior, with old signs and photographs hanging on the walls and a rustic brick wall running across the north side of the restaurant, lets customers take in the comfy, downtown vibe while enjoying their meal.
Bubbles, Bloodies, or Black Coffee: Equipped with a full bar, Oddfellows gives their guests the option to start drinking early. Grapefruit and other flavors of mimosas can be purchased for $7, or Bloody Marys are available for $6.50. The always delicious Stumptown brew is Oddfellows' drip coffee choice, and the friendly wait staff continuously fill up your mug whenever they walk by.
Hungover, Hooked-Up or Hanging with the Family: Since Oddfellows is brightly lit from a series of floor to ceiling windows on the street side entrance, those prime window seats are the perfect place to sip your morning coffee and read a book (or a Nook, which the man sitting next to me was doing). Families, some with small children, started to roll in around the start of the 11 am rush. At this point, the line to order stretched all the way to the door. You would probably want to avoid taking your hook-up to Oddfellows unless you were thinking about getting serious.
What's Cooking: Oddfellows prides itself on serving local, sustainable and organic food. Since most people leave the restaurant with the contents of their plates completely consumed, word gets around that Oddfellows has some good eats.
The Breakfast Panini comes filled with two fried eggs, bacon, tomato and provolone for $9. This dish must have been a crowd-pleaser, because many customers around the restaurant were indulging in this classy rendition of a breakfast sandwich. A traditional Homemade Biscuit and Eggs can be purchased for $8. Bacon and ham can be added for an extra $2, although the meat is not necessary unless you're a raging carnivore.
For those that are not looking to fall back asleep after your meal, the Toasted Baguette with jam and butter ($3) will leave you ready to conquer the typical Seattle afternoon of relaxing at Volunteer Park and browsing records at Everyday Music.