I arrived fairly earlier than the rest of the girls, which gave me the chance to scope out the spot and put my name on the list. Silly me did not think of calling for a reservation beforehand, however the 40 minute wait felt faster than it really was. I guess I was just caught up with looking around since it was all new to me. While I waited I looked up tips on FourSquare. Then I read that going to Portage Bay Cafe on the weekend can be a gamble because of the crowd and wait, and I definitely experienced that first-hand. There were many people seated, and plenty waiting. But I told myself it will all be worth it after mouth-watering plates passed by.
Eventually my friends all showed up, and we got seated. Luckily a few of us had ideas on what to order already by looking at the menu while waiting. It was a typical cold Seattle day, so I decided to order a chai tea latte.
I had tweeted minutes earlier asking "What should I order at Portage Bay Cafe?". I had a suggestion that said "Anything that will get you a trip to the toppings bar", and another one that said "Everything....", haha.
I was debating between the Banana Foster French Toast, Dungeness Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict or the Classic Benedict w/House-Smoked Sockeye Salmon. I leaned towards the Salmon Benedict, and oh boy was I happy I did! It was delicious!
The eggs Benedict came with red potatoes which were delicious. The eggs itself were poached perfectly, and the english muffin was moist & spongy, and the smoked sockeye salmon was delicious! It was a tad bit saltier than I had expected, but that didn't stop me from enjoying my meal.
My friends ordered the Classic French Toast, the Rancher's breakfast (or Phil's breakfast?!..I forget), and the Dungeness Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict. I didn't get to try any of their dishes because I couldn't even finish mine, but I will be sure to eventually try them all considering they all seemed to enjoy their picks.