I have to admit – the first time AJ and I went to Citizen was because we had a Living Social coupon. We had heard from friends about this nice little cafe on Queen Anne and when we saw an amazing deal on Living Social we bought the coupon. It is one of those coupons that we used sooner than many of the others which wait around till the last possible valid date. I am super glad we discovered this place and now we have been here a couple of times already.
Citizen is this nice cozy comfortable cafe with equally warm people who work there. We have been there on a sunny Seattle day where we made use of the patio seating and on a drab rainy day where we sat indoors to the comfort of warm dim light and a cozy set up. We have had the sandwiches, crepes, breakfast specials, dessert , everything from here and loved all of it! I absolutely love ordering their coffee drinks made from Lighthouse coffee, as not only are they almost perfect to my liking but they come in giant mugs that I love to hold (sometimes more than my coffee )
That is the Citizen Crepe and a Latte in the picture above. Citizen is one of the savory crepes filled with Avocado, caramelized onions, roasted asparagus, apple smoked bacon, spinach & goat cheese and topped with house made crème fraiche. ($8.95). That is what AJ had while I had the Caramel Pear Brulee -caramelized apples, fresh pears, brûléed sugar & topped with caramel sauce and served with fresh whipped cream. ($7.95) because, if I remember correctly I was in the mood for something sweet that morning. Well, that said, when am I not in the mood for something sweet?
On our next visit here, we had the French Toast (Served in the style of bread pudding with seasonal berries & fresh fruit and topped with maple syrup, fresh whipped cream & dusted with powdered sugar. $7.95) to share which we both LOVED and I tried the Vietnamese Style Sandwich with Cilantro, jalapeño, cucumber, Vietnamese mayo & pickled veggies with spicy tofu (chicken or roasted pork can be had instead of Tofu) and served on french style bread. ($ 5.95) and AJ tried the Citizen Cheese Steak Sandwich with Sliced beef, sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, caramelized onions, swiss, white cheddar, pepper mayo with a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce & garlic butter and served on soft warmed french bread with chips. ($8.95). The sandwiches were really good too ( A word of caution if you order the Vietnamese Style sandwich – the jalapeno peppers are just sliced in rounds and put there without removing the seeds / flesh inside which can be a little too spicy for some)
Overall this place falls somewhere on top of the list of our favorite brunch places in Seattle and I think saying that is enough!