Geraldine’s Counter

I don’t know how many times I’ve repeated myself when I say French Toast is my favorite breakfast/brunch food.  Of course, I wouldn’t turn down a slice of delicious cake for breakfast either.  Yesterday,  I finally made my way over to Geraldine’s Counter in Columbia City, said to be Seattle’s most culturally and financially diversified neighborhood (and possibly in the nation).  Technically, this is my second time there but the first time I tried going there it was a big fail because I went on a Monday and they’re closed on Mondays.  It was a sad day that day.  Geraldine’s Counter is known to serve breakfast all day (woohoo!) and known even more in Seattle for their french toasts.  Word around is that they soak their bread overnight in a secret concoction and then fry in a lot of butter!!  Read further for the verdict:

I love establishments that think of our four legged fur babies.




Fresh apple and orange juice.

The verdict?  The french toasts were amazing!  It was very crunchy around the edges, but it wasn’t as soft and moist towards the center like I’ve heard of others experiences.  That would’ve made it even better, but  they were still one of the best I’ve had.

I decided to get the Slammin’ dish which came with eggs and either sausage or bacon.  Then you have the choice of pancakes or french toasts (half order).  While I love my french toasts I love it more with my sides of eggs and meat.

Alright, so I had very high expectations for the french toasts but the spotlight for this visit turned out to be these pancakes.  I’m not so much a pancake person, but these pancakes aren’t just any pancakes.  It was their honey and orange pancakes of the day.  Oh my goodness… they were divine and so delicious!  I can’t even describe the flavors.  Orange pancakes?  Who knew it could taste so good?!  Their pancakes of the day is different everyday, so if you want to try the honey and orange special I would suggest calling them in advance to find out when they’ll be serving it.

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December 9, 2012

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