Morsel is one of those unassuming hole in the wall-type places where you’d probably miss it if you walked by. With a tiny kitchen and even tinier eating space, Morsel seems to make it work with it’s biscuits and coffee combo. I went up recently with a few friends to the U District location to grab a bite to eat, and mainly to get some relief from all the usual eateries on University Ave that seem to get old pretty quick. The menu is simple; only three biscuit sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, or just simple biscuits with jam or other spread.
My vegetarian friend ordered a biscuit with the vegetarian mushroom gravy. I tried a bite, and I have to say the gravy was so full of flavour and richness, one might not even miss the meat. I’d definitely order this for myself the next time I go, although I might not be able to resist the classic sausage gravy. The biscuits in all three dishes were flakey, buttery, and crunchy on the outside but still moist on the inside.
I ordered “The Spanish Fly”, with proscuitto, fried egg, arugula, and manchego topped with their Mama Lil’s pepper aioli. This sandwich was pretty unreal, with the saltiness of the biscuit, proscuitto and cheese balanced out by the peppery arugula and fried, drippy egg.
Last up was “The Fast Break”, a typical breakfast sandwich of bacon, egg, and cheddar, topped with a roasted tomato jam. I didn’t try any of this one, but my friend was overall pretty satisfied, noting that the tomato jam was a nice hit of acidity to cut the richness of the other elements.
Overall I’d definitely come back for a quick bite when I need something wholesome and delicious. If you’re also a UW student who is sick of the monotony of Teriyaki and Vietnamese food, definitely make the hike a couple blocks north up the Ave and check out Morsel.
Morsel University District: 4754 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Morsel Ballard: 5905 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107