NFT Radar: Mae’s Phinney Ridge Cafe

Longevity is rare in these condo-riffic times. But Mae’s has managed to overcome. In 1988, Midwestern Mae turned around a divey diner. Apparently, she’s really into cows. Seated in the Moo Room, replete with cow paraphernalia, you’ll feel a bit like you’re staying with your crazy aunt. The menu’s also cow-pun laden. Fortunately, the food kicks ass. Every breakfast staple is present and in top form including Corned Beef Hash and Eggs Benedict. The grits and biscuits are perfect and they’ve provided an excuse to have ice cream for breakfast with the Shake and Eggs. They’re also famous for their cinnamon rolls, which you can purchase to go. Just don’t look at the nutrition information, lest you meet the same end as the Nazis in Raiders. Nobody is more obsessed with local ingredients than Washingtonians and Mae’s honors this institution with Snoqualmie Gourmet ice cream, in-house-roasted coffee, and Bacon Salt on every table. Lest you think vegans out of luck in this meat and dairy Valhalla, there’s Tofu Scramble and Biscuits with Mushroom Gravy. It gets pretty crowded on weekends but they have plenty of space in the back so you won’t be waiting long.

6412 Phinney Ave N 98103

X-posted from Not For Tourists.