Biscuit Bitch Seattle Review - Caffé Lieto Location
This is a 100% honest, 100% authentic review of Biscuit Bitch Seattle located just around the corner from the Pike Place Market. We were not compensated in any way for this review.
An Intro to Biscuit Bitch
On a recent visit to Seattle, I found myself smack in the middle of downtown on an empty stomach. I fired up Google Maps and went searching for a good place to eat breakfast - this despite it was nearly noon on Sunday. I found my way to Biscuit Bitch, near the Pike Place Market.
Located in Caffé Lieto
1909 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
What's on the menu at Biscuit Bitch?
Despite being a counter-service only location, the menu at Biscuit Bitch is pretty extensive. There are a few items that aren't available in the Biscuit Bitch located within Caffé Lieto (there are 3 total locations). Below is the full published menu from Biscuit Bitch, as of July, 2017. I personally had the Gritty Scrambled Cheesy Bitch. There's a photo a bit further down of my dish.
Biscuits and Gravy
* items indicate not available at Caffé Lieto Location
Each comes with classic country sausage gravy or vegetarian & gluten-free shiitake mushroom gravy.
- Straight-Up Bitch - Biscuit and Sausage Gravy or Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Shiitake Mushroom Gravy - $7.10
- *Easy Bitch - Biscuit and Gravy topped with two Eggs Over Easy - $8.45
- Gritty Scrambled Cheesy Bitch - Biscuit and Gravy smothered in Cheese, Scrambled Eggs & Garlic Grits - $9.50
- Hot Mess Bitch - Biscuit and Gravy, Eggs and Garlic Grits smothered in Cheese, Grilled Louisiana Hot Link and Jalapeños - $11.70
- Sub Veg Sausage Add $.60
- Cheesy Pork n’ Bitch - Biscuit and Gravy smothered with Cheddar and Crispy Crumbled Bacon - $9.50
- Smokin’ Hot Bitch - Biscuit and Gravy smothered in Cheese and topped with a Grilled Louisiana Hot Link & Jalapeños - $10.40
- Sub Veg sausage Add $.60
- *Smokin’ Hot “Seattle” Bitch - Biscuit and Gravy topped with a Grilled Louisiana Hot Link, Cream Cheese and Grilled Onion - $11.60
- Sub Veg Sausage Add $.60
More Bitches (aka Breakfast Sandwiches)
- Biscuit Sandwich with Egg, Cheddar, and choice of Sausage, SPAM or Bacon - $6.40
- Egg, Cheddar, Veg Sausage or Louisiana Hot Link - $8.70
- Egg & Cheese - $5.20
Canadian Bitch - Biscuit, Maple Peanut Butter, Bacon, Eh? - $6.40
Make it a Royal Canadian: add banana for $.50
Buttered Up Bitch - Biscuit, Butter, Spread (Jam, Honey, Nutella or Maple Peanut Butter) - $3.60
Nutty Bitch - Biscuit, Nutella, Banana, Whipped Cream - $6.40
Extras and Add-Ons
- Garlic Grits & Butter - $3.00 (add cheese .60)
- Crispy Crumbled Bacon Topper - $3.10
- Two Pork Sausage Patties - $3.60
- Louisiana Hot Link - $3.60
- SPAM - $3.50
- Two Morningstar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties - $4.50
- Two Eggs - $3.00; One Egg - $2.00
- Full side of Gravy - $3.60; Half Side - $2.00
- *Grilled Onion - $.50
- Jalapeños - $.50
- Extra Cheese - $.50
- Extra Jam, Spread, Butter, Sauce - $.50
Gluten Free Biscuits & Gravy
- Substitute biscuit made without gluten, add $.50
Gluten-free biscuits are limited quantity, 15 each day
We are NOT a dedicated Gluten-Free Bakery
How's the food at Biscuit Bitch?
Now that you've seen the menu at Biscuit Bitch, it's time to talk about the taste. Naturally, I can't sample every item on a single visit (the portions are huge btw), so my experience is only based on my order.
When considering taste, you have to really think about all factors involved - menu variety, wait time, ingredient diversity, freshness and quality.
Starting with menu variety, when you consider the type of restaurant this is and the "hole-in-the-wall" location, the variety is pretty good. I can't complain about the options available and there's likely something for everyone.
On to the wait time - I mentioned that we visited on a Sunday during the height of brunch, right? When we arrived, there was a line out the door. I thought about going somewhere else, but decided to stick it out and wait. I'm glad we decided to wait, because it was worth it.
Regarding the ingredients and taste - it wasn't the best breakfast I've ever had - that still goes to my wife. But it was very good, and the portion was enormous. I didn't finish my "bitch" and felt a bit guilty for throwing a portion of it away.
How's the atmosphere at Biscuit Bitch?
As mentioned above, the Caffé Lieto location of Biscuit Bitch is counter service only. That means you walk in, place your order and find somewhere else to sit and eat. There were two tables of four seats each on the sidewalk outside of this location and there is a small L-shaped bench inside, but that's really for guests waiting for their order.
After I ordered, I just carried my "Gritty Scrambled Cheesy Bitch" around the corner and found a planter on the hillside to sit on. I had a great view of the water and of the market, too. Check it out; here's a photo just right around the corner from the restaurant.
A few final thoughts about the Biscuit Bitch.
Overall, I had a really good experience at the Biscuit Bitch at Caffé Lieto and I would definitely go again. Sure, there are some improvements they could make. If constructive criticism is good, here are a few off the top of my head:
- Get a rope for the queue when it goes out the door to keep the line more organized.
- Get a sign that shows the order when it's ready - knowing when your order was called was difficult with the crowd and street noise.
- Consider placing an order window where patrons can just walk up to order.
When you consider how busy it was on a Sunday morning, how good the food taste and quality was, I'd say overall this is definitely a place you should put on your list to visit for breakfast in Seattle.