I went for a very early breakfast at Capitol Hill’s Lost Lake. I wanted the poached egg salad that I had last time, but I must have been in the in-between hours because they had an abbreviated menu. I got poached eggs, dry wheat toast, and the hash browns.
I fully intended to limit myself to a couple of bites of the hash browns. I ate them all. They were delicious, but I almost always regret the lack of discipline. I’m not twenty anymore; french fries and hash browns don’t always agree with me.

Lost Lake and its sister restaurant The Five Point open their bar at 0600. I was tempted to order a beer as an act of rebelliousness. I’m reading Somerset Maugham’s Ashenden, and the characters in the book had just had some brandy while on a train headed for Italy. I passed on the beer, but I was tempted. The only other times I’ve had beer that early is during international flights, when you find yourself at a European airport, perhaps in one of the lounges, and you’re no longer sure whether it’s yesterday, now, or tomorrow.

Grabbed a few shots while I was out. It was chilly but dry. (Experimenting a little with the Lightroom export settings, dropping the quality to 68% to see how the photos appear online. I suspect that one could go even lower without noticing any difference.)

Capitol Hill Seattle Oddfellows Cafe Bar

Caffe Vita Capitol Hill Seattle coffee

Sam's Capitol Hill Seattle

Capitol Hill Seattle Sam's

Bimbos Cantina Capitol Hill Seattle

Bimbos Cantina Capitol Hill Seattle