For decades, banana bread has been a favorite dessert and breakfast bread in nearly every household. Crafted with a few simple ingredients, the primary being fresh bananas, it’s a quick bread that anyone can learn to make. A few Seattle bakeries and cafes offer the best of the best when it comes to banana bread. Each bread is made a little differently — some with white chocolate, some with nuts and some without. Be sure to visit any of the following Seattle eateries to indulge in the best banana bread the Emerald City has to offer.
Dahlia Bakery
2001 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-4540

The Dahlia Bakery is one of world-renowned chef Tom Douglas’ famed eateries in Seattle. It features a delectable banana chocolate walnut loaf bread that’s baked to perfection and oh-so moist. It features a crisp topping combination made with brown sugar, oats, hazelnuts and butter. The crunchier topping seals in the bread’s moistness, and you can tell with one bite that it’s made with the ripest of bananas. In addition to banana bread, you’ll find a number of delicious homemade pies, pastries and other treats available. Be sure to try any of their baked goods made with pumpkin, as they’re some of the best pumpkin baked goods in all of Seattle.

Caffe Ladro
501 2nd Ave W., Ste. 200
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 634-1356

The banana bread at Caffe Ladro in downtown Seattle is one of the best you will ever have since it’s jam-packed with fresh slices of banana. This is a more traditional banana quickbread that’s made simply with basic ingredients and has absolutely no nuts. You can order Cafee Ladro’s banana bread by the slice or by the loaf, which is equivalent to eight slices. In addition to offering fresh baked goods, Caffe Ladro is also a premier coffee roaster featuring Ladro Roasting products.

Cinnamon Works
1536 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 583-0085

Cinnamon Works is another eatery located in downtown Seattle that offers a very tasty banana bread by the slice. In addition to banana bread, Cinnamon Works features ginger bread, pumpkin bread, cinnamon buns with nuts, monster-sized cookies that are the size of your head, as well as several gluten-free menu items.

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Nuflours Bakery
518 15th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 395-4623

Nuflours Bakery is a gluten-free bakery that has just about everything to satisfy a person’s sweet tooth, including large quick breads like banana bread, which is dairy free and nut free. You can buy it by the slice or by the loaf for a reasonable price. This bakery also features gluten-free cakes made with unique icings, such as a combination of pistachio and chocolate that can provide just the right amount of sweet and salty to curb your cravings.

Cafe Solstice
4116 University Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 675-0850

Located in Seattle’s University District, Cafe Solstice offers a scrumptious white chocolate banana bread that’s one of the moistest and tastiest banana breads you’ll ever try. You get a nice sized loaf for the price. In addition to the white chocolate banana bread, you’ll find a number of other in-house baked goods with gluten-free and vegan options. Enjoy this eatery’s fun music, centralized location and clean, hip interior.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on