We recently stopped by Brimmer & Heeltap, a trendy little spot in Ballard, for a quick breakfast. As seems to be the case with many restaurants these days, the place had two words and an “&” in its name. Nevertheless, we found the food to be really good, and I especially enjoyed the super dope bread that was served with both of our dishes.
When we arrived at the restaurant, we were immediately struck by the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The decor was rustic and charming, with an open garage door wall, fire pit, and cozy seating arrangements. The staff were friendly and attentive, and we quickly seated ourselves at a cozy little outdoor table after ordering.
For my breakfast, I opted for the smoked salmon toast. The toast was made with a thick slice of crusty sourdough bread and topped with generous portions of smoked salmon. The dish was really tasty, although it was a bit heavy with the fennel on top. Fortunately, the olive oil drizzle was a nice touch that added a lovely, subtle richness to the dish.
My fiancé, Gergina, ordered the egg and bacon sandwich. It was served on a beautifully toasted, fresh-baked brioche bun, and the egg was perfectly cooked with a runny yolk that oozed out onto the plate when she cut into it. The bacon was crispy and flavorful, and the combination of the two was truly delicious.
Overall, we left Brimmer & Heeltap feeling satisfied and content, with the taste of freshly baked bread still lingering on our tongues. The restaurant has certainly earned its reputation as a great spot for breakfast in Ballard, and I’m already looking forward to my next visit.