I am kind of a cleanliness nut. I check out King County health inspection reports of restaurants I go to...weird I know. Salmon Bay Cafe is one of the few places I can look past the old fixtures and often times fruit flies and enjoy the cheap meal. The weekends are always busy, while the weekdays fisherman fill the booths. Salmon Bay Cafe is the cheap version of the Hi-Life (IMO). You've got your lifelong Ballard residents and your hipster kids shaking off their hangovers. Coffee is strong and always refilled. The menu is pretty traditional breakfast fare. Omelets are the main thing on the breakfast menu, they are big and fluffy with a variety of toppings. The potatoes are delicious. Fruit is not always ripe. The french toast and muffins are nothing to write home about. I've only been there for lunch a few times, it's been fine. Filling and cheap. The staff is friendly and fast. They are open for breakfast and lunch only.