Nook 206 Handmade Biscuits | 4754 University Way NE, Seattle
Nestled quietly in the 4700 block of University Way (or the ‘Ave’ as it’s known to locals), Nook 206 can easily be overlooked. I’ve worked about five blocks way for several years now and had no idea it even existed. Thankfully, at the suggestion of a few friends, I finally discovered this hidden gem.
It’s not a large restaurant, more the size of a coffee shop with four tables and a small bar seating area. You place your order at the counter and they bring out your food when it’s ready. The menu choices are simple and centered on their phenomenal home cooked biscuits. They are moist, slightly doughy with just a hint of salt. WOW is all I have to say! They have two sweet biscuit options, ‘Nutella & Banana’ and ‘Spiced Apple Butter.’ It was going to be a tough choice, both sounded amazing. But at about $4 a piece, I thought what the heck and ordered one of each. I enjoyed the Nutella biscuit slightly more, but that’s only because I have a special love for that wonderful hazelnut spread. My husband on the other hand, the savory fan, ordered their biscuits and sausage gravy meal. It came doused in so much gravy it looked like soup—delicious sausage soup!
After we ordered, we were lucky enough to snag an open table (as I mentioned before, there’s not a lot of seating). As we ate, we watched the line continuously go out the door. Granted this was on a Saturday, and the UDistrict’s farmers market was going on across the street. Their patrons were mostly students and couples in their early thirties. But that’s pretty typical of the area give its proximity to the University of Washington.
Nook 206 is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 1pm (or sooner if they run out of biscuits). I recommend going early and be prepared to find another place to eat in case the tables are full. If the weather’s nice enough, you can always take your order to go and walking down to Ravenna Park for a picnic.
The verdict—so glad we founds this, we’ll definitely go again!