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5 awesome Easter brunches kids will love

Volunteer Park Cafe.

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After the baskets are opened and the eggs are found, you've all got to eat. Here now, five best bets for kid-friendly brunches in and around Seattle.


One a penny, two a penny: In the morning or afternoon, drop in Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park Cafe for hot cross buns, edible menagerie in the shapes of bunnies and chicks, and carrot cake cupcakes. Chef Erika Burke serves a special Easter dinner at 6 pm featuring deviled eggs with crispy prosciutto, radish & snap pea salad, and herbaceous chicken with lemon & feta Israeli couscous. Call 206-328-3155 for reservations.


Easter brunch with a killer view: Kids 5 to 11 eat for $20 and kids under 5 eat free on Easter at Ray’s Boathouse during the buffet brunch, featuring bay shrimp mac and cheese, French toast with cinnamon-vanilla custard, spring lamb and plenty of sweets. Call 206-789-3770 for reservations.


Keep clam: Dress the family in stretchy pants before digging into mussels, clams, oysters, crepes, prime rib and more at Ivar’s Salmon House. The special Easter brunch runs from 9 am to 2 pm. $15 for kids 6 to 12, free for kids 5 and under. 


It gets sweeter: Ballard’s Hot Cakes is going to be hopping on Easter Sunday. Breakfast sandwiches are back for brunch in the morning, along with rhubarb mimosas for the grown-ups. Plus, s’mores kits and salty-sweet peanut butter bites to supplement Easter baskets.


Out of town: 80 miles east of Seattle, Suncadia’s brunch buffet features a spread of individual Ellensburg lamb shepard's pie, ricotta gnocchi with roasted butternut squash and lacinato kale and plenty more sweet and savory picks. $24 for kids; call 509-649-6473 for reservations. Or, go on Saturday for the resort’s epic Easter egg hunt. The free event at Nelson Farm starts at 9:30 am, when kids can find thousands of hidden eggs filled with candy and prizes.

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