For a heartier breakfast, Pancake Haus (530 5th Ave. S., 425/771-2545, 6 a.m.–3 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 6 a.m.–2 p.m. Sat.–Sun., $9) in Edmonds  has got the lock on the best breakfast award for the area. This 30-year-old legend is the Wonka of pancakes, with every imaginable ingredient including fruits, chocolate, and even bacon.
Arnie’s has a twin location in Edmonds (300 Admiral Way, 425/771-6533, 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat., $20), just two blocks south of the ferry terminal. The bar here is a perfect perch to settle in and watch the sun set over the ferries.
Chanterelle (316 Main St., 425/774-0650, www.chanterellewa.com , 8 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5–9 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Sun. and , $16) is a popular downtown bistro and espresso place, with three dependably tasty meals served daily.