Almost hidden in a tiny strip mall along Eastlake Ave is Nettletown - It's in the old Sitka & Spruce location and next to Eastlake Teriyaki. After meeting a friend in Capitol Hill we decided to try lunch at Nettletown.
The menu isn't very large, but there's a decent selection of things to try - After browsing, we decided to try to Knoepfli - after asking how to say it. It sounds like Kuh-nep-fil-ee - I think? and we decided to share the Cherry Bread Crumble for dessert.
After ordering at the counter you can find a place in the restaurant to sit - It wasn't very crowded on a Friday afternoon so we didn't have a problem finding a table.
Knoepfli with Bratwurst $11.75
Knoepfli is a swiss spaetzel, similar to orzo - rice shaped pasta. It's sauteed with red cabbage, leeks and herbs and topped with a Rain Shadow Meats Bratwurst. It tasted kind of like fried rice, with the different texture from the Knoepfli. The portion is generous too!
Cherry Bread Crisp $5
The Cherry Bread Crisp was ok - It was served with cardamom whipped cream - It was really light in flavor, and kind of lackluster. Bummer. It sounded good on the menu!
Overall, Nettletown was allright - I wouldn't go out of my way to return but if I were in the area I'd try it again.
2238 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102