I'm lucky to live only a few hours north of Seattle by car. How many hours it takes depends upon the border between Canada and the US - I've done it in 2 1/2 hours and on occasion it's taken as much as four hours. It's a study in patience. Not my strongest trait.
I drove down to attend Melanie Biehle's opening night art show at Velouria. The show was on Saturday night and that morning I knew exactly where I wanted to have breakfast - it was the London Plane in Pioneer Square.
Of course I instagrammed my breakfast - hot bluebird grain farms cereal with poached apricots & almonds. And filter coffee - I enjoy their choice of not having an espresso machine.
It has a European feel to it - the double height ceilings, the menu items, the decor.
Here are some photographs from my visit.