Little Brother,A Great Spot in Kirkland

Exciting news! With Little Brother, you have now a new cool option for coffee and lunch on the Eastside. They also offer dinner, but I have not tried it yet.

I have been going to Deru Market for months and love them. It is always crowded for lunch, so I was super excited when I learned they opened Little Brother.

There is more space at Little Brother so it is easier to find a table. I like this space because it is really bright. The only con is that it can be really noisy at lunch time. But it is super quiet in the morning (they open at 7am). Because they offer free wi-fi, I am sitting there right now writing this post!

The staff is super nice, attentive, and welcoming.

Need some comfort food? Grab a pastry.

And last but not least, the food is creative and delicious, made with healthy, locally sourced, and seasonal ingredients. Salads, soups, tartines (open sandwiches)… everything is very tasty!

— Little Brother

456 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 298-0268


It is already the season for Marination Makai

When it is 80 degrees in April, I like to walk along Alki Beach and enjoy the view of the Puget Sound.

A few nights ago we parked close to Marination and walked 2 hours after which we indulged ourselves with Beer, Margarita, and Chardonnay at Marination Makai.

My kids loved the Fish and chips with the miso tartar and the rest of us shared kimchi fried rice (spicy), pork sliders, and spicy pork tacos. I always order fish tacos and the green salad, I love the dressing and the peanuts on the top.

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Aloha Kalua Pork Sliders:


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We arrived too late for the Happy hour (3pm-6pm) and it was a little bit dark.


Good to know: We had a dog with us and were able to have him with us on the patio.


If you want you can check my previous post here for more daylight photos:

My favorite spot of the summer

Almost Summer at Marination Makai


Deru Market, Hidden Gem on the Eastside

I love this place and their simple, yet delicious food. Dishes are made with local organic tasty ingredients.



I tried some of their salads and I liked them all. Always fresh, tasty, and well seasoned with a different dressing for each of them. Portions are generous. I especially enjoyed the salad with roasted carrots, parsnips and feta cheese on top. The other day I had a delicious golden beet salad with pistachio pesto.


Soups are original and delicious. The Leeks and Parmesan one was killer. If you want something more filling, choose the pistachio-fig meatloaf, one of their wood-fired pizzas, or house-made foccacia sandwiches…


They also sell cakes and cookies. I tried the PB oats chocolate cookie and it melted in my mouth. But don’t ask me how many calories in this cookie! The black chocolate chip cookie was amazing too.

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Deru Market is always crowded and you cannot make a reservation.  So you need to be patient, place your order first, and wait till a table is ready for you. The other option is to order over the phone and pick up.

I have never had dinner or breakfast at Deru, only lunches… But I’ll keep you posted, as soon as I do.

On an other note I still don’t like Mason Jar as a Glass: read more here.

Deru Market 723 9th ave, KIRKLAND