Cheap and Portable Breakfasts for When You're On the Go

The best places in Seattle to grab a quick (and super affordable!) morning bite
The breakfast sandwich at Dahlia Bakery

Breakfast Sammies at Dahlia Bakery
When a warm, easily portable breakfast sandwich is needed, look no farther. We like the sautéed mushroom version, served on a freshly baked English muffin, with melted Gruyère and mixed herbs (Pictured above, $5.75). Belltown, 2001 Fourth Ave.; 206.441.4540;

Waffles at Arosa Cafe
Stop in at one of the two locations of the Arosa Cafe (First Hill and Madison Valley) for Belgian liege waffles, thick and lightly sweet ($2.75–$4; we take ours plain, but peanut butter and banana or Nutella are options). A perfect breakfast, and the mochas are great, too. Madison Valley, 3121 E Madison St. No. 101; 206.324.4542; (Photo by Oanh Tran)

Bagels to Go at Pettirosso
A toasted everything bagel with a thick smear of artichoke cream cheese, thickly cut tomatoes, fried capers and spinach ($4.50)? You can’t beat it. To make your bagel pit stop even quicker, call ahead to order. Capitol Hill, 1101 E Pike St.; 206.324.2233; (Photo by Hamish Hill)

Quiche at Honoré Bakery
Silken slices ($4.95) disappear just as quickly as they are put out, typically by 9 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends. Flavors rotate with the season, but deliciousness is consistent. Ballard, 1413 NW 70th St.; 206.706.4035; (Photo by Natasha Reed)

Onion and Gruyère Pastry at Cafe Besalu
Some believe savory pastries are all sorts of wrong when it comes to the best use of flaky, buttery dough; others believe they combine the best of breakfast in one handheld pocket of goodness. Cafe Besalu’s onion and Gruyère pastry ($3) puts us squarely in the latter camp. Ballard, 5909 24th Ave. NW; 206.789.1463;

Crêpes at La Crêperie Voilà
This sidewalk crêpe stand is situated midway between Capitol Hill and downtown, right under the glass archway. (Bonus: It keeps you dry on rainy days!) We’re partial to the chèvre, spinach, red pepper and herb butter crêpe, but all your faves—Nutella or the always great lemon-sugar classic—are here ($4.15–$7.60). 707 Pike St., Kiosk  No. 1; 206.447.2737;

Crumpet Shop
Fans of that beguiling combo of sweet and savory should indulge in the lemon-curd-topped ricotta crumpet ($4) at this Pike Place stalwart, which now features mostly organic offerings. Stilton paired with orange marmalade ($3.35) is another winner that you could easily munch on while taking a break from shopping for fish, veggies and flowers at the Market. 1503 First Ave.; 206.682.1598; (Photo by Christina Ricchiuti)