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Wayward Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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All items marked "gluten-free" can be made gluten-free with modifications. Please specify gluten-free to your server when ordering.
Back-To-Basic Breakfast
Wayward's signature scrambled tofu, hashbrowns, toast, and steamed greens. Classic!
The Real Deal
A toasted sourdough English muffin piled high with a grilled sausage patty, a seasoned tofu slice, gooey cheddar cheese sauce, and mayo. Served with golden hashbrowns.
Tofuevos Rancheros
A crunchy tostada covered with seasoned tofu scrambled with peppers, onions, and black beans. Topped off with fire-roasted enchilada sauce, avocado, and cheddar cheese sauce. Served with home fries.
Country Fried Burrito
A Field Roast hazelnut cutlet, hashbrowns, and grilled onions and peppers rolled inside a warm flour tortilla. Topped with country gravy and cheddar cheese sauce. Served with home fries.
A toasted sourdough English muffin with grilled ham, cheddar cheese, mayo, and an "eggy" omelet round. Served with hashbrowns.
Farmer's Hash
Our seasoned tofu scrambled with chopped sausage, savory diced potatoes, peppers, and onions, then topped with a dollop of country gravy and cheddar cheese sauce. Served with toast.
Suns Over Seattle
Grilled ham slices, cheddar cheese, and our signature tofu scramble sandwiched between golden, buttery sourdough slices. Served with hashbrowns.
Good Morning Crunch Wrap
Our house-made country gravy, Field Roast apple maple sausage, tofu scramble, diced tomatoes, and cheddar cheese on a tostada round, then wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. Served with home fries and a side of country gravy.
Country Fried Seitan
Nothing says breakfast like a big piece of chicken-fried "steak." Ours is a Field Roast hazelnut cutlet smothered in country gravy and served with golden hashbrowns and seasoned tofu.
Steak Breakfast
Our succulent house-made seitan steak with a side of A1, seasoned tofu scramble and stuffed hashbrowns: a double stack of hashbrowns with cheddar cheese and sour cream tucked inside, with diced green onions and hickory bits on top.
All items marked "gluten-free" can be made gluten-free with modifications. Please specify gluten-free to your server when ordering.
One Cake $5.0
Short Stack (2) $9.5
Tall Stack (3) $12.5
Served with butter and maple syrup. We'll griddle any of the following items: blueberries, banana, chocolate chips into your pancakes for another $0.75 each pancake.
One Cake $5.5
Two Cakes $10.0
Gluten-Free Pancakes
Served with butter and maple syrup. For a SOY FREE option, hold the butter.
One Slice $5.75
Two Slices $10.5
French Toast
Served with margarine and maple syrup.
A Belgian-style, whole-wheat blend waffle served with butter and maple syrup
Fried Chicken & Waffle
A Belgian-style, whole-wheat blend waffle paired with our new seasoned fried chicken. Served with butter and maple syrup
with Pancake $11.0
with French Toast $11.5
with Waffle $12.25
The Griddle Combo
Your choice of one slice of French toast, OR one pancake, OR one waffle, served with our signature seasoned tofu scramble, sausage links and tempeh bacon.
Breakfast Biscuit
Cheesy seasoned tofu and sliced sausage links sandwiched in a house-made herb biscuit and served with hashbrowns.
Whole Order (2 Biscuits) $9.75
Half Order (1 Biscuit) $5.25
Biscuits & Gravy
Biscuits covered in our house-made mushroom gravy.
Biscuits & Gravy Combo
An open-faced, warm herb biscuit smothered in your choice of mushroom or country gravy. Served with seasoned tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, and sausage links.
The Dirty Bird
Our new seasoned fried chicken on top of an open-faced buttered biscuit, and drizzled with spicy agave syrup. Served with garlic steamed greens.
Minimus (One Biscuit) $9.25
Biscuits Maximus
Two of our house-made herb biscuits topped with sautéed green peppers, onion, and broccoli covered with mushroom gravy. Served with a side of garlic steamed greens.
Biscuit Hill (One Biscuit) $10.0
Biscuit Mountain
Two grilled, house-made biscuits on a bed of spinach covered with diced Field Roast hazelnut fried steak and corn, then smothered with savory mushroom gravy and topped with hickory bits. Served with hashbrowns.
All Omelets are $12.00 and served with home fries.
Avocado, tempeh, diced onion, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and drizzled with house-made ranch dressing.
Very Veggie
Stuffed with sauteed broccoli, carrots, spinach, diced onion, cheddar cheese and topped with diced tomatoes.
Sausage, hashbrowns, grilled peppers and onions, and topped with country gravy and cheddar cheese.
Chicken Florentine
Grilled chicken breast, cheddar cheese, a lot of fresh spinach, and topped with hollandaise sauce.
The Cool Breeze
Our new seasoned fried chicken, diced ham, and creamy cheddar. Drizzled with house-made hunny mustard.
$3 - $9
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Abundant vegan dishes breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day. Nice vegan Alfredo sauce an vegan chicken. Informal setup. Nice!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brenda B
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Wayward cafe it’s love! I was so excited to eat here after hearing amazing things from friends and it delivered. The staff had amazing customer service so friendly and helpful with suggestions which we definitely needed with such amazing choices. I had the lumberjack my...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 162roseh
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place was the bomb. Everything on the menu was vegan. If you desired breakfast, lunch, or dinner at any time of the day, this place would provide it. We had went there for breakfast 1 day and dinner the 2 day. Highly recommend this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 342skaryt
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I ate a lot in Seattle. I ate more than usual because I wanted to try everywhere but at the same time I wanted to try everything at Wayward. Biscuit Mountain. Oh Biscuit Mountain. All the feelings. All the love. All the flavors. You are...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AndresJumanji
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We took the family here for a vegan dinner option. We all tried different things and tasted each other's meals. The Chicken Fried Steak came out on top! We were all pleasantly surprised on the quality of the food. Nice dinner overall and I'd go...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has delicious food in a comfortable friendly atmosphere. While most items on the menu can’t be classified as super healthy (it lives up to the name comfort food), it is still a healthy alternative to the standard American diet. If you are transitioning...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nodmfinisher
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Very delicious vegan dishes, especially the Tuscany Alfredo. The organic strawberry lemonade was yummy as well. Excellent service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DeeFry
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Hubby and I were in Seattle for a teaching trip and we had dinner here two nights in a row. We tried the Ex Benedict, the biscuits and gravy, the Pioneer, and the Philly Seitan. We also had the side Cesar salad and the mac...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Aspen8
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I cannot attest to any items outside of the breakfast menu but I loved every bite of it. Vegan protein options coupled with traditional American comfort breakfast items makes it very worth the trip.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AnyaNicole
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Our vegan son loves this place. We, as Mom and Dad, expected not to enjoy it that much as we're not vegans by any stretch. That said, did sample the pancakes, waffles and french toast (which they serve all day) and found them to be...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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March 25, 2016|
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Yes, right across the street west of the cafe.
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