Lauren, Gio, and I went to check out Linda and Ericka’s new partnership at the Oddfellows Cafe and Bar.
It’s a large space with rows of closely packed tables for a communal feel. Very high ceilings and buzz without being overwhelmingly loud. Service was friendly, though slow. You go to Oddfellows to hang out leisurely, not for a quick meal.
We started with the Fig and Ricotta Brioche, which was a fine snack but nothing special. The Mac & Cheese was smoky, creamy, and definitely took the edge off of my hunger.
Lauren and I had the chicken salad sandwich, served on a fresh baguette and very tasty (and messy!). We also had the beet salad which is served with chevre, candied hazelnuts, and mixed greens. The beets were flavorful and the salad was reminiscent of the one I’ve had many times at Volunteer Park Cafe. Gio seemed ecstatic with his pulled pork sandwich. I stole a bite and understood why he was so happy.
For dessert, we had a pear bread pudding. I’m often disappointed with bread pudding, but was pleasantly surprised tonight. It was more souffle-like then I expected, and made for a satisfying conclusion to an enjoyable meal.
Oddfellows Cafe and Bar
1525 10th Ave (at Pine)
Seattle, WA 98122
Daily: 7:00AM-Late (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)