Admiral Bird – West Seattle
This was a pleasant surprise to find in West Seattle in the Admiral district. Ryan suggested we try something new and I am always up for that. He saw a sign for waffle bar and that’s what convinced us to go. When you see it from the outside you may confuse it for a flower shop as there is one sign that says Flower Lab and another that says the Admiral Bird. This place has a flower shop with gifts in back and the restaurant in front. So don’t be fooled!
The seating area is small with only a few tables for parties more than 2. We had 3 people with us at 9:30AM on a Saturday and snagged a 4 top table by the window. It was the only table left, so lucky us. The restaurant was very cold, but the coffee was good and warmed me up quickly. The coffee is self-serve and did run out once. It was filled quickly after they were informed.
I ordered the waffle with chili and cheddar on it. It came out just as I would have hoped; a waffle overflowing with chili and cheese. The chili is homemade with many different ingredients including chickpeas, carrots, beans, etc. I finished the entire meal, but wished there was a side of bacon or fruit. That would have made the meal perfect. The food came out in a reasonable time by a friendly worker.
I would love to go back and try other options on the menu as they are not your typical breakfast meals and they are well priced at $11.00 or less. They had so many different styles of waffles, including waffles with bacon in the batter. They also had breakfast sandwiches.
Maybe I’ll see you there soon!
Overall: 4 – I would come back and try something new.
Atmosphere: 3 – Cramped inside and very cold.
Food Quality: 4 – Great waffle with lots of homemade chili.
Services: 5 – This is a restaurant where you order at the counter and they bring your food. Someone else order for me and the food came out in a decent time. He said everyone was very friendly.
Bikeability: 4 – there is a bike rack just to the right of the store. You cannot see your bike from the restaurant though.
Dog Friendly – Dogs are not allowed.