Today I took my family to Serendipity, a newish cafe in Magnolia Village. I’m happy to report that it the food is excellent, the coffee is excellent, and that’s not even the best part!
In the back of the seating area, the owners have built a kids’ play area that is surrounded by a low wall. Parents can grab one of the booths or tables outside the area and keep an eye on the kids while they talk pleasantly among themselves. It’s a real highlight for harried grownups. Inside the play area is a tabletop train station, a large dollhouse, and other smaller toys. It’s fun for diaper butts all the way up to maybe 6-year-olds.
The food was great: my Spanish scramble was as spicy as any I’ve ever had at a breakfast place; great for my taste buds by maybe a bit too much for the average diner. The French toast was thick, custardy, and loaded with vanilla and cinnamon; a real treat.
At 9:30 on a Sunday morning we did not have to wait in line, which was a real treat since I’m used to the lengthy lines at other Seattle-area breaksfast places like The Dish or Julia’s.
The only downside, and this is being very picky, was that the service was a touch slow; but it ended up being a net positive as my wife and I were able to enjoy our coffee and talk while the kids enjoyed themselves in the play area.
Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!