【Seattle】The London Plane __ #brunch #instagramable

The London Plane|Seattle


Address: 300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-624-1374
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm Mondays – Tuesdays
8 am to 9 pm Tuesdays through Fridays
9 am to 9 pm on Saturdays
9 am to 3 pm on Sundays


The London Plane is an absolutely beautiful and chic restaurant. The second I walked in, I quickly fell in love with the atmosphere and the interior design. There are an array of flowers, baked goods, open kitchen, high ceiling, and lots of natural lights!

The London Plane 是一家非常適合拍照打卡的網美店,
當我一踏進店裡, 馬上被整個氛圍吸引
一整排的新鮮花束, 剛出爐的麵包,
開放式廚房, 挑高的空間, 以及充足的自然光

IMG_1512.JPG▲ naturally leavened toast $14
with ricotta, confit figs, summer squash & pine nuts

IMG_1495.JPG▲ Tuna melt tartine $16
albacore, provolone, picked peppers, celery & aioli

Food was good but way too overpriced for what I get. I have to admit that each dish was beautifully plated. They were both very flavorful, clean and simple.

食物方面表現都不錯, 只是份量不多,價位偏高
食物的擺盤呈現深得我心
兩份餐點的調味都很到位
吃起來很新鮮清爽

【Seattle】Slate Coffee Roasters __ #cafe #Seattle #DeconstructedLatte

Slate Coffee Roasters|Seattle


Address: 240 2nd Ave S #103, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 445-7808
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm;
Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 9am-5pm


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I came to Slate Coffee Roasters to try their “Deconstructed Latte”; you get 3 wine glasses: 1st glass contains the espresso shots, 2nd glass contains the steamed milk, finally, the 3rd glass is both of them mixed together. (I wish they have used the same glass to serve all 3 ). When they serve it, the barista first explained the origins and flavor profile of the coffee beans and the milk. For the drinks, you should start with the espresso, then move to the milk, and lastly sip the latte which features both ingredients combined. You could really taste the sweetness of the milk in the latte, and I personally fell in love with the milk they used. I asked them which brand they are using, and the friendly barista wrote down the two local dairy brand they are using: Pure Eire and Twin Brook.

我來Slate Coffee Roasters試他們的“Deconstructed Latte”
“Deconstructed Latte”
的中文應該是解構拿鐵
店員會將濃縮咖啡, 牛奶, 和拿鐵 分別放在三個玻璃杯里
(
我希望我的三個杯子都長得一樣)
當咖啡師端咖啡來的時候會給我們一點關於咖啡豆和牛奶的介紹
喝的時候, 從濃縮咖啡開始, 再來牛奶, 最後拿鐵
品嘗的時候可以感受到牛奶的甜,
Slate Coffee Roasters
所採用的牛奶香甜
我特地去問店員他們是使用哪家的牛奶
咖啡師細心地將他們使用的牛奶寫給我
是兩家在地的乳製品公司: Pure Eire and Twin Brook

【Seattle】Il Corvo __ Weekday Lunch only Italian spot for homemade pastas #Italian #Seattle

Il Corvo|Seattle


Address: 217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 538-0999
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm


I’ve been hearing about Il Corvo Pasta for quite a while now, so I was excited that I finally got to try it out. When I got there the line was way out of the door. ( I guess this is a good sign that the food is awesome here)

好幾年前就聽說過Il Corvo Pasta, 終於有機會來試吃讓我很期待.  當我到的時候, 排隊的隊伍已經到門外了 (我猜這表示Il Corvo Pasta一定很好吃)

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Il Corvo is only open Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm, so you better make time for it during lunch hour. Il Corvo makes things simple and easy since there are threes rotating pasta on the menu to choose from. This is amazing for someone like me who always had a hard time on deciding things 😛

Il Corvo Pasta只有開禮拜一到五的中午十一點到3點, 這裡每天提供的義大利麺口味不一樣. 我來的這天有三種口味可以選擇. 這樣精簡的Menu非常適合我這種有選擇障礙的人 😛

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My friend and I shared: Pappardelle Alla Bolognese, Pasta Mista, Cookie, and House Made Focaccia. They are all amazing!

I love their House Made Focaccia. It’s crispy on the outside while pillowy and chewy on the inside. Dipping it in olive oil made it tasted even better.

For their pasta dishes, there was more pasta compared to the sauce. However, the chief seasoned the sauce perfectly, so it tasted savory, creamy, and flavorful! I enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients in the pasta.

我和我朋友一起分享: Pappardelle Alla Bolognese, Pasta Mista, Cookie, House Made Focaccia. 全部都很美味!

很推薦他們的佛卡夏,  外皮酥脆, 裡面卻依舊鬆軟,  剝一小塊下來沾橄欖油讓佛卡夏的香氣更為迷人.

他們的義大利麺, 醬料看起來不多. 但廚師調味卻恰到好處, 吃起來很夠味, 也能吃出食材的新鮮.

【Seattle】VIVO 53 __ Carbonara in Cheese wheel #Italian

VIVO 53|Seattle


Address: 504 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425.274.9165
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm
Fri 11am-11pm
Sat 10am-11pm
Sun 10am-10pm
Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm


I came to Vivo 53 because I have always wanted to try the carbonara served on cheese wheel, especially after I watched the BuzzFeedVideo which is comparing $8 pasta to $100 pasta. Therefore, I decided to come here during Sunday brunch time.

最近我看了BuzzFeedVideo的影片
影片中他們將$8 $100的義大利麺進行比較
其中$100的義大利麺是在整個起司上面炒義大利麺
作為起司控, 看完之後超想試試看!
所以我決定來Vivo53嘗試

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Tuscan Fried Chicken & Waffle. vanilla maple syrup, honey butter, sea salt $17

A fluffy and sweet waffle is topped with a perfectly seasoned crispy fried chicken. The chicken meat was on the dry side, and I wished it could be moister. I like their vanilla maple syrup as it is delicious and goes well with the dish.

鬆軟的鬆餅上面鋪著調味剛好的酥脆炸雞
雞肉本身偏乾, 我喜歡比較濕潤的口感
餐點本身搭配的楓糖漿很好吃

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NEW PARMIGIANO CHEESE WHEEL SERVED TABLE SIDE.ALA CARBONARA. spaghetti, guanciale, egg yolk, parmesan brodo, grated parmesan $22

It was fun to watch when the server brought the whole cheese wheel next to the table, place the pasta into the cheese, and then toss the hot pasta until the cheese slowly melts and combines with the pasta. While it was an Interesting experience, the taste was disappointing. it was way too salty for me. Also, for the amount of food, the price is not friendly at all.

這道料理上桌前, 服務生會將一整個起司帶到桌邊
將還是熱的義大利麺加入到起司中間
然後馬上拌炒, 讓義大利麺的熱氣融化起司
因為是第一次看到, 覺得很有趣
但口味讓我失望, 對我而言整體調味過鹹
也讓我覺得不值得這個價錢

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Overall, it was an entertaining dining experience at Vivo 53. I would expect the food and the service to be better next time.

整體而言, Vivo53的用餐體驗很有趣
但我期待食物和服務可以再加強

【Seattle】Bellden Cafe __#cafe #bellevue #KouignAmann

Bellden Cafe|Bellevue


Address: 10527 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 698-1597
Hours: 7am to 7pm


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Bellden Cafe is a brand new coffee shop located in Bellevue. With high ceilings, lots of natural lights, and some cute plants decorations, this cafe is definitely a place where you can take amazing Instagram photos. Staffs here were very friendly and attentive. It was such a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

For pastries, I tried their Kouign Amann. It was my first time trying this dessert, and I loved it. I adored the caramelized exterior with croissant-liked filling on the inside. It’s sweet, flaky, and very buttery. I guess the only thing I didn’t quite enjoy was my latte,  I would have preferred a stronger tasting latte.

Bellden Cafe 是一家在Bellevue新開的咖啡廳
這裡很適合拍照打卡
挑高的天花板, 充足的自然光, 和隨處可見的可愛植物裝飾
店員都很友好, 讓人覺得很舒適溫馨
我點了Bellden Cafe Kouign Amann法國黃油酥餅
這是我第一次嘗試這款甜點,
我很愛那外層的焦糖口感,
但裡面卻有著可頌層層疊疊的香酥和鬆脆
一口咬下焦糖的甜香混合著奶油的乳香, 是甜蜜的味道
這裡讓我唯一不滿意的是我的拿鐵
我期待咖啡香氣更為濃郁的拿鐵

【Seattle】The Pink Door__Speakeasy feels all over behind the door #Italian #linguineallevongole

The Pink Door|Seattle


Address: 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 443-3241
Hours:  Lunch: Monday – Saturday: 11:30-15:00
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 17:00-22:00
Friday – Saturday: 17:00-23:00
Sunday: 16:00-22:00


The Pink Door is an Italian restaurant here in Seattle. It is hidden in the Post Ally of Pikes Place Market with no signs but an actual pink door!

The Pink Door 是一家義大利料理餐廳,
它隱藏在派克市場附近的Post Ally中
店門口沒有招牌, 只有顯眼的粉紅色大門

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There is a speakeasy feels all over behind this pink door. Inside it has Cabaret & Burlesque during Saturday nights.  On certain days, there are live musics and entertainments in the main dining area.

The Pink Door 本身帶有Speakeasy 酒吧的神秘色彩
在每個禮拜六晚上這裡有歌舞表演
以及一些特定的日子裡,
在主要用餐區有現場音樂和娛樂活動

 

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▲LINGUINE ALLE VONGOLE $19
There was an abundance of baby clams over my linguine, and they were all super fresh and meaty. The linguine was well cooked and perfectly flavored with the white wine.
義大利麺上鋪著滿滿的新鮮蛤蜊
麵條煮的恰到好處; 吸附了飽飽的湯汁卻仍彈牙

【Seattle】Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Rachel’s Ginger Beer|Seattle


I’m not the biggest fan of ginger beer, but I cannot deny the taste of ginger beer here at Rachel’s Ginger Beer is pretty good. This is definitely a good place for people to come chill and grab a drink. You can either have a non-alcoholic ginger beer that comes in a good variety of flavors or a cocktail. I recommend the guava flavor! It is super refreshing and not overly sweetened.


“Ginger Beer”
薑汁啤酒其實不是酒
而是汽水+薑汁
喝起來酸酸甜甜
最後帶點微微姜的嗆辣
雖然我不是那麼愛喝醬汁啤酒
Rachel’s Ginger Beer的品質很好
他們有很多口味可以選擇
我推薦芭樂口味
喜歡喝酒的朋友, 也可以試試看他們的調酒

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【Seattle】Matt’s in the Market__A hidden gem at the Pike Place Market #brunch

Matt’s in the Market|Seattle


Address: 94 Pike St #32, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 467-7909
Hours:  Monday – Saturday: 11:30-14:30 ; 17:30-22:00


Matt’s in the Market is a hidden gem located in the Pike Place Market. It is a place where you can find a gorgeous view of the Pike Place Market sign! I love to bring my friends from out of town here when they visit Seattle, and then I can start a tour of Pike Place after.

Matt’s in the Market隱藏在派克市場的餐廳,
從餐廳內可以眺望到派克市場的招牌
當有朋友來西雅圖旅行,
我喜歡帶他們來這家餐廳
吃飽后從派克市場開始西雅圖之旅

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*Tips: make a reservation ahead and ask for window seats

*筆記: 記得先提前預約并要求窗邊的座位

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▲Fishwich $19
Iceberg lettuce, mama lil’s pepper aioli, bacon shaved sweet onion on brioche. The Fishwich was yummy and not heavy at all! The toasted brioche bun was crispy outside and soft inside
魚漢堡的麵包是烤過得布里歐,
吃起來外酥內軟
雖然裡面加了很厚的培根
但整體起來并不覺得油膩

 

 

【Seattle】Gelatiamo__#Gelato #pistachio #hazelnut #tiramisu

Gelatiamo|Seattle


Address:  1400 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98101
Phone:  (206) 467-9563
Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm


Came to Gelatiamo after visiting Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition at SAM. Gelatiamo is located on the corner of Union and 3rd. It provides a variety of different flavors every day. Every flavor here is so rich, creamy, delicious, and worth trying. Here, you can get two flavors starting with the small size, and they come in a generous portion.

在逛完草間彌生的無限鏡屋展後
我和朋友來Gelatiamo品嘗義式冰淇淋
它位在Union 和三街的轉角
Gelatiamo每天提供的的口味不一樣
無論哪個口味都很值得嘗試
這裡的small size可以選兩個口味
雖然是small size, 但一球的份量很足

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**Recommended Flavor:
The pistachio, hazelnut, and tiramisu.

**推薦的口味:
開心果, 榛果, 提拉米蘇

 

Gelatiamo is definitely a nice place to chill at when you’re tired of walking around in the downtown Seattle area.
在西雅圖市中心逛累了,
不妨來 Gelatiamo 吃個冰淇淋休息一下

【Seattle】Saint Helens Cafe__The most “Instagramable” restaurant in Seattle #cafe #brunch

Saint Helens Cafe


Address: 3600 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 775-7050
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-Close; Sat-Su 9am-Close


Amazon.com在西雅圖開了第一家實體書店Amazon Books
這次回來西雅圖我一直很想去參觀
這一家實體書店開在西雅圖大學城(University Village)
這裡和其他書店不同在於
所陳列的每本書籍下方都附有讀者評價
當然, 這些讀者評價都是來自Amazon.com

Amazon.com opened their first brick and mortar bookstore (Amazon Books) in Seattle, and I have been wanting to visit since I arrived in Seattle. Amazon Books is located in University Village.
Different from your regular book store, each book here has a reader’s review below it. Of course, all these customer reviews are actual reviews on Amazon.com. 

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參觀完Amazon Books, 我來到網路上評價為最適合在Instagram上打卡的餐廳享用早午餐
這家餐廳叫做【 Saint Helens Cafe 】
【 Saint Helens Cafe 】位在University Village的東邊

After visiting Amazon Books, I came to the most “instagramable” restaurant in Seattle, and it is called “Saint Helens Cafe”. It’s in Montlake just east of University Village.

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可以去他們的網站看最新的Menu.  http://sainthelenscafe.com/menu/

You can check out their latest menu on their website.  http://sainthelenscafe.com/menu/

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▲Salmon Tartine $15

烤過得麵包上鋪上法式酸奶油, 燻鮭魚, 酸洋蔥, 和菊苣
(抱歉我真的不太會將英文食材翻譯成中文)
吃起來很清新, 但稍顯過酸

Baked bread layered with creme fraiche, salmon lox, pickled shallots, and frisee on top. It was refreshing, but a bit too sour for me.

 

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▲Saint Helens Burger $18

他們的的漢堡很多汁, 烤過得漢堡皮微焦微酥, 好好吃!

The burger was amazing, the Gebbers Farm grass fed ground beef patty was juicy, and the burger bun was a bit crispy, just the perfect combination.