Seattle >Food & Dining > Pete's Egg Nest
7717 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.685336 -122.355373
7a.m.-3p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8a.m.-3p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Neighborhoods: Greenwood, Northwest, Northwest Seattle
Great breakfast, even better service – This little place in Greenwood is a real jewel. Pete and his family seem to know every customer of their amazing breakfast restaurant and that is because they keep coming back for more. Great service, always friendly and fast. They usually have a line outside and Pete will frequently bring orange juice for the people waiting in line. The dining room is not very fancy but it is always packed. If you eat there you'll see why... Seattle has to offer many good breakfast restaurants but this is hands down the very best. Outstanding in every aspect. Egg lovers rejoyce!!!
Simply breakfast and lunch – I stumbled upon the Greenwood staple, Pete's Egg Nest a couple years ago. I figured they must be doing something right if there is always a line out the door on the weekends. And, I was right.
There are probably 20 different scrambles/omelets to choose from (my favorite: Athenian Greek Scramble with pita bread), basic pancake, french toast and breakfast specials and if you feel like lunch - turn the menu over and enjoy one of their sandwiches, salads, soups or burgers.
I find myself craving Pete's every Tuesday for lunch. It's a great spot to reflect on projects for the rest of the week, and to wind down after a crazy morning.
This quaint, family-owned and extremely family-friendly restaurant will leave your tummy full and your mouth smiling.
Voula is a Sweetheart! – My wife and I found this quiet little restaurant while enrolling our daughter into Greenwood Elementary in 2008. We came from Las Vegas and were very surprised when we noticed that this hole in the wall was a restaurant that was some of the best breakfast we had had since leaving the overcrowded Vegas breakfast life. It was small and friendly. Voula welcomed us with a smile and delivered on what she offered to be the breakfast in the area. Thanks for all you have done. we continue to frequent this breakfast nook just to see the friendly staff and enjoy great comfort although we have moved almost an hour away.
Small neighbood diner with depth at breakfast. No refills offered. – After reading reviews, I decided to try Pete's Egg Nest. In the Greenwood area down the street from Wing Dome, lies this small diner with about 11-12 tables. Closing at 3pm on Sundays, I dropped by at 2 to get past the rush and after church business to have a nice breakfast.
There is quite a variety of breakfast choices on the menu as well as lunchtime fare. Prices are reasonable and from what I see, portions are generous.
A well worn photocopied specials page attached to the menu and I tried their pork scrambler. A play on biscuits and gravy, this was served with homemade cornmeal biscuits which then had scrambled eggs mixed with mushrooms, cheese and thin strips of pork. Gravy topped this and was accompanied by hash browns.
What was nice was that the gravy was a nice amount, without flooding the entire plate. There was just the right amount to have some with each bite of egg and biscuit. The hash browns were done well and not greasy.
What was disappointing was lack of seasoning. Ham can be very salty and can impart saltiness, this was not the pork used in this dish. Gravy desperately needed salt and pepper. Eggs and mushrooms needed seasoning. The hash browns could have used some seasoning as well. I'm not a salt and pepper hound. In fact, I refrain from touching those on the table because I want to taste what the cook wants me to taste, which in this case, was decent, but lacked depth. While I understand consideration for those on low salt diets, consider what basic cooking books and schools teach... Properly season each component and then adjust the entire dish, if needed.
I'll probably come back to try again, because it was NOT bad food. Parking was on street and can be a little tough. Service was friendly, but was never offered any refills on my coffee or water. Considering diner waitresses are stereotyped as having a coffee carafe glued to the hand, I was not impressed there, especially because they were not busy.
Pete's is the best for breakfast - especially the bacon! – We used to live just around the corner and ate at Pete's every weekend. The large portions made for two or more meals and we actually ate the leftovers, rare for us. I love the special french toast like banana walnut. My boyfriend loves the meat and cheese scramble, which is crazy because he ordinarily doesn't like eggs. But what really got me hooked was when they asked me how I wanted my bacon cooked. I love extra crispy bacon but my boyfriend likes limp bacon so it was great to find a restaurant that understands and makes this accommodation. And the bacon is thick cut so even when crispy it's flavorful. Mmmm, bacon.
Since living in Seattle we've moved to Anchorage and Denver and we're always looking for a breakfast place that compares with Pete's--we haven't found it yet.
Editorial Review – Extremely popular egg dishes and French toast at this friendly, Greek-run breakfast spot in Greenwood.
best breakfast in town – Pete's is the greatest. Best food, largest menu, biggest plates and the most friendly staff. Their specials are unbelievable. If you have not been here you have to go. This is THE place I always bring anyone from out of town.
Nothing beats Pete's – Hands down, Pete's is the best breakfast spot in Seattle! I've dined at a mojority of the recommended eateries in the city and Pete's take the cake. The service is fantastic, and unlike one of the previous reviews, I found that they are very accomodating to customers. Once (out of the DOZENS of times I've dined there) they forgot to add sausage to my omelette. When I politely informed them, they not only fixed it right away, but gave me the other one on the house to take home for leftovers.
Their menu is fabulous and they will remember you when you come in for a 2nd time. Great family!!!
great breakfast joint!! – One of the best breakfasts in Seattle! What a value..My pesto omellete was un believable as were my girlfriends gigantic, perfectly cooked pancakes. And at baragain prices you just cant go wrong!
Going here has beco a reward for me – Pete's Egg Nest may seem at first to have a fairly standard menu. Look again... Their specials are unbelievable and cooked with such care and concern for flavor. I love the family-run aspect of this restaurant, which itself is quite unassuming in appearance. Service here is great for how busy it is and the staff are always friendly and provide a sense of energy.
I can't emphasize enough how delicious the food is. The Athenian Greek Scramble is a party for my taste-buds.
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