June 22, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

Beth’s Cafe is again in Seattle with its 12-egg omelet

On Tuesday, the legendary Northlake Tavern & Pizza Dwelling by the College of Washington closed. It experienced opened in 1954.

But perk up, those of you missing the aged Seattle.

On Wednesday, Beth’s Cafe, an additional legendary joint that opened in 1954, but which shut in September 2021 for the reason that of the pandemic, was back in business at its previous locale in close proximity to 73rd and Aurora Avenue North.

At its height, the 24/7 greasy spoon was heading by 450,000 eggs a 12 months, stated a May perhaps 28, 2014, Seattle Instances story. Its 12-egg omelet was showcased on the Food items Network and Travel Channel.

If Beth’s was a fancier position, you could have identified as Wednesday a “soft opening.” You know, just a minimal one thing for the cognoscenti to have as a small specialness.

Truly, claims Karla Warren, who answered the cellular phone and stated she was the supervisor, it was much more of a situation of not promotion. She states fewer than 100 prospects confirmed up all through the hrs it was open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Warren says the operator of Beth’s, Hazel Dalton, needs to consider her time — “She wants to make absolutely sure this detail is likely to get the job done.”

To begin, Wednesday-Friday hours are 7-3 Saturday and Sunday, 7-5.

On the cafe’s Fb web page, enthusiasts expressed some wariness.

Alis wrote, “GREAT Information! BUTTTTT- Remember following the prior shut, you reopened with these similar hrs and it did not work. A large amount of consumers won’t be in a position to occur see you all through the 7 days, and weekends are iffy also with those people early closes. Been coming to Beth’s for many years now and I KNOW that late evening hrs are totally vital to the survival of this spot. There was Normally a wait for a table at 11, 12, 1am at evening!”

By 6 p.m. Wednesday, more than 300 feedback were posted. Azure Sweet, of Seattle, stated, “Are there plans to go back again to 24h inevitably? The ideal time for diner foods is 2am.”

Don Marco Laureano posted, “I hope late evening Beth’s will be a issue once again. There was practically nothing extra Seattle than consuming a 12 egg omelette at 3 in the early morning and watching the sun increase.”

But with egg charges up 60% from a yr in the past, longtime buyers need to hope 2023 omelet selling prices.

The “Full House” 12-egg omelet is $27.95. The “Triple Bypass” 12-egger is $34.95.

A photo on Yelp from Oct 2020 confirmed that identical Triple Bypass at $22.50.

Tim Brooks of Seattle commented on Facebook, “do folks have to just take out a house loan to get a 12 egg omelet now?”

That is inflation, states Warren. She states about sourcing materials, “My goodness, it is outrageous. The rates on goods are absurd.”

What is a couple of pounds, ideal, when you have a legacy back again?

As the late Chris Dalton, partner of Hazel, explained in that 2014 story about what Beth’s is all about, “I really like spinach and feta in my eggs as a great deal as the subsequent person, but sometimes you just want bacon and eggs, and that is what we do very well. We never do the fancy things.”