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Seattle's Six Most Welcoming Brunch Brews

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Forget that quadruple Venti latte you toss back on Monday morning in a vain attempt to kickstart your weekend-weary heart, the coffee you consume with brunch is a drink meant to be enjoyed slowly. From the first waft that greets you at the front door, the quality of the cambro can make or break your eggs-ellent experience.

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If done right, you and your new bestie (i.e. your mug) will hopefully engage in a 90 minute, unlimited refill, early afternoon love affair that leads to long conversations and fond memories. Only a poorly poached egg can ruin what should be the most pleasantly languorous meal of the week as fast as a poor pot of house Joe. Fortunately, in Seattle, you can get a local roast with your French toast as fine as any Brioche.

Here are six spots that do it right:

The Brew: Caffe Vita

The Brunches:West Five, The 5 Point, Shadowland, Caffe Presse

Hand's down, Vita is the most frequently found brunch caffeine in town. Comfortingly and consistently good.

The Brew: Herkimer

The Brunches: The Blue Glass, Wild Mountain Cafe, Meander's

All three rock Herkimer! And I'm happy to report, as of my last visit, Meander's had upgraded from "creamers" to fresh half and half for this fantastic coffee.

The Brew: Zoka

The Brunch: Firefly Cafe and Creperie

Firefly crepes aren't too shabby, but it's Zoka's beans that steal the show at this new West Seattle haunt.

The Brew: Fonte

The Brunches: Americana, the Hi-Spot

The Hi-Spot isn't exactly known for quick turnaround times, but you won't mind a bit as the Fonte served here and at Americana--where Broadway people-watching abounds-- make waiting a pleasure.

The Brew: Stumptown

The Brunches: Linda's, Ridgeback Cafe

Strong and flamboyant, Stumptown is perfectly suited to Capitol Hill hangovers at Linda's, while it fuels Ballard brunch gossip at the Ridgeback Cafe.

The Brew: Caffe Umbria

The Brunches: Fonda la Catrina, Smarty Pants. Though not a coffee exclusive to Georgetown, both these joints and Smarty Pants' hash slingin' sibling, Hudson, brew this exquisite elixir. Umbria makes an impression memorable enough to make you forget the fact you paid $3 a cup for it at Fonda.

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