With a central counter lined with swiveling stools, a bunch of cushioned booths along the opposite wall, and tile floors, Geraldine's Counter could be any old diner. But Geraldine's doesn't do things like any old diner. Instead, natural light pours through the lively storefront's wall of windows, illuminating the bright green and yellow walls that surround weekend brunch crowds and suppertime diners. And the food is no exception to the cozy spot's cheerful spin on classic comfort. Called “the best French toast in the city” by Seattle magazine, the diner’s acclaimed dish is served with 100% pure maple syrup and comes topped with seasonal fruits. Along with breakfast items, which are available all day, the restaurant features such downhome cooking as a corned-beef sandwich atop rye bread from a local bakery, broccoli fettuccine alfredo, marinara-topped meatloaf, and the pie of the day à la mode. On Thursday nights, Geraldine's provides some extra comfort with buttermilk-fried chicken with mashed potatoes and half-price bottles of wine.