If nothing else will do but a delicious pastry, a homemade loaf of bread or a minute to sit and feel Parisian, all you have to do is head to one of Seattle’s best local bakeries.
Honoré Artisan Bakery
1413 NW 70th Street
Seattle, WA 98177
By far the best macaroons Seattle has to offer. Chocolate, salted caramel, pistachio. Come in for a macaroon, or a delicious and warm piece of quiche and a cappuccino. There is cozy counter seating, and the inviting family friendly environment keeps the regulars coming back for more.
5909 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Arguably, the best croissants this side of Paris, Café Besalu’s charming little spot in Ballard is the perfect place for a cafe au lait and a sweet treat. Try the brioche, pain au chocolat, or fruit pastry. And be prepared to wait a few minutes for a seat on the weekends. The locals know a good thing when they taste it.
Macrina Bakery and Café
2408 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
With cafés in Belltown, SODO and on McGraw in Seattle, Macrina also provides their baked goods to Metropolitan Markets. Their weekend brunch is worth waiting for – melt in your mouth quiches, buttery brioche french toast, and apple smoked chicken sausages. Of course, with all their homemade breads and cakes (you can watch them being iced through the window), you’ll have to take something with you for later.
4737 California Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98116
Heralded in Seattle and Sunset magazines, Bakery Neauveau offers its award-winning baguettes, homemade breads and challah, along with pastries, tarts, sandwiches and made-from-scratch chocolates. Their ganache is not only used to ice cakes, it’s the secret ingredient in their decadent mochas. With cozy seating on the bustling California Avenue in West Seattle, it’s a great place to sit, outdoors or in, and watch the world go by for a few spectacular moments.
In Pike Place Market
1902 Pike Place
Seattle, Washington 98101
Wildly popular for its French tarts, Le Panier has been a staple at Pike Place Market for over 20 years. Try the Éclair au chocolat filled with chocolate mousse for a rich and satisfying dessert, or take home a loaf of fresh artisan bread – proudly made at Le Panier with no oil, no dairy products, and no preservatives.
2507 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
100% organic vegan breads, authentic pastries, desserts, sandwiches, soups, coffees and teas. Stop by often, in true European style, to take home a loaf of crusty bread or enjoy a quiet moment over coffee and a freshly baked pastry.