Seattle’s Best Bakeries

December 8, 2010 2:47 PM

Nouveau’s desserts are rich and delicious. (Credit:

If you’re a carboholic looking to get your bread or pastry fix, try Bakery Nouveau, Honore Artisian Bakery, Tall Grass Bakery or Cafe Besalu. 

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Nouveau's desserts are rich and delicious. (Credit:

Bakery Nouveau

4737 California Avenue SW
Seattle, Wash. 98116
(206) 923-0534

Chef William Leaman calls Seattle home but has won many international awards for his desserts, and Nouveau lives up to the hype – the twice-baked almond croissant is not to be beat, the cakes are rich and delectable and the breads make for heavenly sandwiches. Try the turkey and havarti croissant or the ham and swiss baguette and prepare to be wowed.

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Honore Artisan Bakery

1413 NW 70th Street
Seattle, Wash. 98127
(206) 706-4035

Honore’s outstanding macaroons come in a variety of eclectic flavors, including lemon, pistachio, lavendar chocolate, milk chocolate and coconut. The scones and speciality cookies also stand out. (the lime cornmeal is our favorite). Grab something sweet with a cup of coffee and lounge outside at Honore’s outdoor patio.

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Tall Grass can be found at the Phinney's Farmers Market. (Credit:

Tall Grass Bakery

5907 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, Wash. 98107
(206) 706-0991

Don’t go here for sweets – Tall Grass mostly focuses on artisian breads and granola – but do pay a visit if you’re looking for that perfect loaf to accompany a home-cooked meal. Tall Grass can be found at the Phinney’s Farmers Market. Tall Grass also offers bagels and some cookies.

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Besalu's croissants have just the right amount of butter and flakiness. (Credit:

Cafe Besalu

5909 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, Wash. 98107
(206) 789-1463

Cafe Besalu offers authentic French pastries, but expect a line. Fortunately it moves quickly thanks to mostly efficient service. The hot almond croissants have just the right amount of butter and flakiness. Besaulu also offers oustanding quiche, danishes and lattes.

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