Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Hurricane Cafe

The Hurricane Cafe
2230 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 682-5858

Four out of Ten
Hurricane Cafe in Seattle

I am not sure when I will ever crave a 12 egg omelet, but at least now I know where to get one. The Hurricane Cafe, open 24 hours, with a room of pinball machines off to the right, and a stop light up front telling you to "Stop to be Seated", gets my pick for top hangover menu, offering up 4, 6 and 12 egg omelets and all-you-can-eat hashbrowns.

Not that you go here for the ambience, but it is a bit rundown, and has a strangely eclectic mix of interior, customers and employees, including full bar, jukebox, and photographs from hurricane Andrew (the second most destructive hurricane in American history). The service was good and attentive with a great cup of coffee that never ran empty.

The food is below cafeteria quality. I had the sausage omelet, and she had the bacon and eggs. Her eggs were undercooked, my omelet was tasteless, and the hashbrowns were bland and greasy. But then again, we were not hung-over, so unfair judges.

With reasonable prices, a good menu, and 24 hour service, the Hurricane is not the place to take your out of town grandmother. I can not imagine what this place is like at 3am when the bars close, but for a quick breakfast on Sunday morning.

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