Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. It should be spent with the most important people in our lives, our family! Breakfast restaurant options are popping up all over Thurston County offering family-focused meals at affordable price points.
Have you ever had breakfast in a car dealership? Maybe it’s not the first place you would go looking for a quality meal but believe it or not, Toyota of Olympia hosts a delectable restaurant known as Biscuit House. This place is committed to making the perfect, fluffy biscuit. They specialize in breakfast sandwiches and – of course – their famous biscuits and gravy. Plates are large and can be eaten family style making Biscuit House heavy on flavor and light on your wallet.
With a name like Hash, diners have a menu expectation of potato-driven meals and this place delivers. Their family-friendly breakfast includes kids meal options that are only $5 each. The plates are shareable in size so families can order multiple meals and share accordingly. They also offer half orders at a discounted price. If you have a few extra bucks to splurge, their omelet and benedict options are pretty amazing.
The landmark building at 903 Rogers Street NW hosts Tora Saegar’s passion project, BITS Cafe. Saeger’s grandmother always served food in various bowls, which brought the name to the forefront. Freshly made quiche, bagels, and pastries are just a few of the options on the rotating menu. Their homemade smoothies make for a delectable mid-day treat and they even offer a kid favorite, Unicorn Poop! All tastes can be satisfied at this one-stop breakfast shop.
Local favorite, Hart’s Mesa recently relocated to a larger kitchen to serve the clambering community. The cost to eat here is not the cheapest on the list, but it does have a large variety of breakfast plates including vegan options. To cut the cost, order two of the large skillet options and share while enjoying the fresh squeezed citrus.
The Bread Peddler
Opened in 2006, The Bread Peddler has one of the best offerings of baked breakfast treats in town. Families can pick out their own tarts, croissants, and morning rolls. The fan favorite almond croissant is heaven with a latte. Grab your breakfast here and walk to Percival Landing to enjoy breakfast on a budget, with a uniquely Thurston County view.
State & Central
A pinnacle point in Olympia’s Bigelow Highlands neighborhood, State & Central is serving up fresh bites to their tight-knit community. With the average meal at a cost of $8, this is an affordable option for breakfast on the weekend with family. The food is filling and focused on your standard breakfast items including omelets, waffles, and house-made donuts. Drop in for a mouth-watering breakfast in a tight, neighborhood setting.
This historical venue has been a part of the downtown Olympia landscape for 70 years. The Spar’s breakfast includes kid options in the $5 range. Not to mention their daily specials that focus on local ingredients and budget-friendly options. Hit the a la carte menu to really get a deal during your morning out on the town.
Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon
Known mostly for their meat selection, Lacey’s Jim Bob’s Chuck Wagon invites families to enjoy breakfast every day of the week. This place has hearty meals at doable prices with plenty of meat included. The popular Rancher Breakfast includes a half order of biscuits and gravy, hash browns, two eggs, two sausage links, and two bacon strips. That’s almost enough to feed the whole family.
Yelm’s breakfast joint, Mr. Dougs, is serving up the most important meal of the day to customers all day long. Large portions at a reasonable price and friendly staff is what brings families back to the table here. Omelets take center stage on Mr. Doug’s menu along with platters of hash browns. It’s a diner breakfast experience that the whole family can enjoy.
More and more options for breakfast are sprouting up in the South Puget Sound region. The decision of where to spend money on a meal becomes more difficult with each new restaurant. It may cost a few bucks to go out to eat in the morning at one of these great kitchens but spending time together as a family, around the table, is absolutely priceless.