Brimmer and Heeltap is a bar and restaurant in Ballard, open for brunch on weekends.
The space is super cute and light. I like the numerous soliflores along the wall and the blue of the seats. They also have a patio for when the sun decides to shine again…
Reservation is key for the brunch unless you arrive early.
The brunch menu list is pretty short but unique. We had a delicious and fresh housemade Ricotta served with fresh figs. The bread was delicious, thickly sliced and toasted! We shared also a traditional breakfast with eggs, toasts, and sausage and a scrumptious salad.
We will definitely be back one evening to try the dinner menu.
Skillet serves good comfort food but be aware that portions are not big, they are huge. Be prepared and go there hungry!
We went there for dinner. I had a delicious pot roast. The beef was tender and moist, exactly as it should be. Veggies and mashed potatoes were tasty. The braised duck leg was also perfectly cooked and very good. My kids had the poutine and grilled cheese and loved them. I know Québécois would say it is not real Poutine like in Montreal but it is still good.
Skillet is well known for brunch, fried chicken and waffles, and cinnamon rolls… but we have never been there for brunch or breakfast. So if you go, let us know what you think.
There is one thing that I did not like: all four beverages, apple juice, coke, beer, and the red wine were served in Mason jars!
A long time ago, I wrote a post about the fact that I did not like having a mason jar as a glass. Now, I find it ok to have a jam jar instead of a real glass with tap water but Red Wine… Really? Yes, the jar in the foreground is filled with red wine…
Update on 6/10/2016: Unfortunately Honoré Bakery has been sold.
What should I try? Tough decision to make!
Everything was so refined and tempting. We came back home with a fantastic Pain au Levain, a Chocolate and Salted Caramel tart (maybe too much caramel), and a pretty good Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut mousse. I need to go back for the Kouign Aman. They have a fabulous one at Crumble and Flake but I would like to try this one.