The Hi-Life is my new favorite breakfast spot in Ballard! We usually go on Sunday mornings, there is always a wait. Everyone from young hip twenty-somethings recovering from a hangover to retired folk migrate here. The atmosphere, food and prices appeal to everyone. The atmosphere itself is wide open and airy. They have kept a few traces of the old firehouse in the decorative touches. Service is always impeccable. Coffee is strong and yummy. There is a twisted spin on the standard breakfast menu. The standard omelette's, biscuits and gravy and the BEST pancakes I have ever had. Breakfast prices range from $4.75-10.50. Happy hour is fun too. Wood fired pizzas for $3, nice plate of spreads and crispy chips for $3, and a variety of drinks for $3.