Capitol Hill finally has a place to eat that is open all day and all night (besides the iconic but less-than-delicious IHOP). After Basic Plumbing—the windowless, louche gay bathhouse on 10th and Pike—closed its clammy doors, David Meinert (5 Point/Big Mario's) and Jason Lajeunesse (Neumo's/Moe Bar/etc.) turned the space into a 24-hour diner (with an accidental, but hopefully cleansing, fire occurring during the process). They promise "the stiffest drinks on the Hill" (stiffest-er than the Crescent?! Lord help us) and "no pretentious deconstructed anything, just real food for real people at great prices." The atmosphere is retro-Twin-Peaks-y, and there is pie.
Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge
1505 10th Ave,
Hours: Open 24 hours
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Cheap Eats, Good for Groups, Late-Night Dining, Lunch, Open 24 Hours
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
Mon-Fri 6-9 am ($5 Baileys and coffee, mimosa, or Bloody Mary; $3.25-$4.99 mid-sized breakfasts), 4-6 pm ($3.50 wells, $2.99-$5.75 food specials).