The city's power breakfasters and lunchers are still flocking to this downtown institution, dishing gossip over such Bijou classics as thick brioche French toast ($8.50), quesadillas filled with pumpkin seeds, spicy roasted peppers and Tillamook cheese ($7.50), and the hearty buckwheat soba noodle-and-veggie salad ($7.95). While greasier spoons might serve larger portions, this spot's known for its attention to healthier traditions; a server assured on a recent visit that the eggs for the crimini-mushroom omelette ($10.25) came from free-range chickens. It's not just the chickens who are happy: Don't you just love finding toasted filberts folded into your steaming bowl of oatmeal ($4.95)? (EF)