Once was enough to never return. Our family of three ate breakfast here last summer (2011) and we were sorely disappointed. We had high expectations as it appears to have been a well-established restaurant with a prime location in downtown Kirkland as well as a steady flow of customers. The service was lacking, particularly the hostess and our waitress, appearing to be less-than-happy to be at work and even less happy to be serving customers. The overall vibe here was a tad depressing and unwelcoming to say the least. Accompanied by an uninspired menu, our meals were sub-par, bland, and forgettable. We absolutely love dining out....we do this at least twice a week....so how restaurants lacking in any imagination and genuine affection for food and patrons like this one stay in business are beyond me, especially when the prices aren't cheap (I'd say average price per plate for a breakfast hovered around $12 for your basic eggs and bacon and toast).