My first brunch of 2011 was at Lola in Seattle. I have heard about Lola long before I finally visited because wheel is a regular customer, and he’d always spam me with food pictures every time he visits.
We were very lucky that we were able to get a reservation. I didn’t see a single empty table in the 3 hours we spent there.
We started out our brunch with their infamous Made to order doughnuts. These mini pillow shaped donuts came with vanilla mascarpone cheese, and raspberry jam. The donuts were shaken with cinnamon and sugar in a bag by our waiter before it’s poured onto our plate.
These donuts were amazing. They were like mini soft and fluffy pillows. The vanilla mascarpone cheese was so delicious that you can itself on its own. This is a must order at Lola.
For my brunch I ordered Tom’s Big Breakfast. Tom’s big Breakfast was a hash of octopus, brussels sprouts, parsnip, and bacon. It was topped with a sunny side up egg. This was the first time I had octopus for breakfast so I didn’t know what to expect. It turned out to be really tasty. The octopus wasn’t chewy at all, and it had a really nice charred taste. It was an amazing breakfast, down to the very last bite.
If you prefer sweet for breakfast, try the House made granola with greek yogurt and fresh fruit.
One of our friends loved his Asparagus and fontina scramble. He claimed it was the best breakfast he’s ever had. The scramble had scallions, bacon and it came with smashed garlic potatoes and toast.
If your stomach still has room after your breakfast, the Coconut Cream Pie is one dessert item off the menu you should definitely try. This pie is my coconut heaven. Coconut cream, custard, and coconut crust topped with toasted shredded coconut. It was so amazing! These coconut pies are from the bakery Dahlia across the street, so if you are too full after the breakfast, you easily pick up one for home.
This was a great spot for brunch in Seattle. It is always super busy, so making a reservation would be wise. The wait staff was outstanding. If you are going just for those doughnuts, make sure you go early because they will get sold out!
2000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121