Stepping into a Seattle bakery is like entering a wonderland of tantalizing aromas and visual delights. The air is thick with the intoxicating smell of butter, golden loaves of bread and toasted nuts, all competing for your senses’ attention. Your eyes are immediately drawn to a kaleidoscope of treats, from flaky croissants and beautifully delicate pastries to cinnamon-infused rolls and crunchy cookies, all glistening under a glass case. If you’re in the mood for freshly baked goods, here’s a list of our favorite bakeries in Seattle.
1. Le Panier
This iconic place in Pike Place Market is a Seattle classic that is definitely worth visiting if you’re spending the day browsing through the market stalls. Le Panier creates delightful baked goods inspired by French cuisine. This bakery uses distinctive traditional recipes, classic techniques, and pure flavors. Rain or shine, the doors to this bakery are always open to locals and visitors alike. Enjoy their famous croissants, and take a stroll through the majestic Pike Place Market.
🥐 1902 Pike Place, Seattle WA 98101
2. Fresh Flours
Husband and wife and partners in crime Keiji Koh and Etsuko Minematsu are the team behind Fresh Flours, an incredible Seattle bakery dedicated to perfecting the craft of pastries. And so they have! This West Seattle spot bakes Japanese influenced pastries aaand offers a great selection of coffees, from a beautifully green Matcha Latte to serotonin-boosting cappuccino. Try their special, the Green Tea Muffin, or for extra crunch the Almond Croissant is to die for.
🥐 4 locations across the city
3. Saint Bread
Inspired by the Danish term “sandt brod” that can be translated into “saint bread” or “true bread”, this charming bakery opened in 2021 on the Portage Bay waterfront near the University of Washington. They serve a mixture of breads, cookies, donuts, pastries and sandwiches that feels like a melting pot of cultures.
Now, they’ve launched a dining experience, where you can get flavor-bursting and fresh bites, from their mouth-watering cheeseburger and rice bowl packed with fermented goodies and topped with broiled salmon to their Vegan BLTT (vegan bacon, lettuce, pickled turnips, tomato).
🥐 1421 NE Boat Street
Flaky pastries, aromatic lattes and vibrant natural wines. Moonrise Bakery is the perfect spot to start your day, offering tasty and buttery treats paired with Fair for All coffees from Olympia Coffee. Prepared using locally sourced and high quality ingredients, you can choose between sweet and savory, whether it’s a Spinach and Feta Croissant, or a Hazelnut Apple Croissant.
🥐 1805 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
This Seattle icon feels like a safe haven for anyone with a sweet tooth! Bakery Noveau is led by William Leaman, and it offers fresh baked goods that are perfect for any sweet craving. Experience the unforgettable charm of Bakery Nouveau at one of its shops in Burien, West Seattle, or Cap Hill, and try out their delicious macaroons, Madelines, chocolate croissants, sourdough breads or their classic focaccia.
🥐 3 locations across the city
Three Girls Bakery is an important historic, cultural and gastronomic shop in the historic Pike Place Market. Established in 1912, it was the first business licensed to women in the city of Seattle, and the oldest continuously operating business in the market. Today, it’s owned by Jacob and Zelda Levy who were always involved with the market and even worked in their father’s stand. They have kept the charm of the old stall and continue offering pastries, cookies, scones and quick breads.
They’re famous for their cookies, so make sure to try a few on your next visit. Whether you prefer a tangy Lemon Bar with a shortbread crust, a sugary Russian Tea Cake Cookie, or a buttery Apricot Hamantaschen, Three Girls is a little cookie heaven for anyone with a fondness for sweets.
🥐 1514 Pike Pl Stall #1, Seattle, WA 98101
This place brings a bit of Russia’s taste to the PNW. What first started with an Eastern European turnover sandwich, this Seattle bakery has now infused traditional recipes with local flavors. Serving the Seattle community since 1992, their selection of goodies offers a wide array of savory and sweet choices. Try out some of their most famous recipes, like the Bacon, Egg and Cheese and the Smoked Salmon Pâté Piroshky, or snatch a seasonal goodie like the Poppy Seed Cinnamon Roll and the Pumpkin Toffee Braid.
🥐 4 locations across Seattle
“Triple Coconut Cream Pie” is what you need to order at this bakery. This world-famous pie has coconut crust, shredded coconut cream filling, swirls of fresh whipped cream, toasted coconut, and white chocolate shavings. Sounds good, right? Also, don’t forget to try out their delicious mochi donuts, chocolate truffle cookies, and the banana chocolate walnut pound cake.
🥐 2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Established in 2003, this cute Seattle spot is a popular cupcake bakery and café. It means exactly what you think it means. You try out a few of their fluffy cupcakes with a velvety frosting and pair it with a delicious artisan espresso. The cupcakes are made from scratch every day with local ingredients acquired from Washington farmers and producers.
Cupcake Royale is a sustainable bakery that uses local and growth hormone free dairy and cage-free organic eggs, thus fostering the creation of sustainable experiences and giving back to the community. To make the most of the experience, try an Assorted Dozen (gluten-free and vegan options available) and enjoy some of their most popular flavors.
🥐 Five locations across Seattle
10. General Porpoise
This place specializes in delicious jam-and-cream-filled doughnuts. General Porpoise uses fresh eggs, seasonal jams, jellies, curds, custards, and creams for all their creations, and they’re perfect to pair up with an espresso, or a draft cold brew. Some of the most famous flavors are vanilla custard, lemon curd, and peaches and cream.
🥐 4 locations across the city
11. Ben’s Bread
This spot opened pretty recently after many years of work and strategizing. You have to pop in just for their sourdough alone, but since its inception it has expanded its menu from only sourdough loaves to include cookies, English muffins, crackers, cakes, and focaccia. Ben’s Bread mostly uses locally sourced grains, fruit and dairy from farmers and millers in the Washington area to serve fresh, aromatic and flavorful baked goods to its customers and neighbors.
🥐 216 N 70th St, Seattle, WA 98103
12. Lady Yum
If you like macarons and champagne, this bakery is for you. With five different locations across Seattle and Kirkland, Lady Yum is clearly the leading force in all things macarons. Whichever store you choose to visit, you’ll get the full Lady Yum experience, because they all feature multi-colored interiors packed with fun and whimsical decorations that mirror the space’s creations. Created by Lady Wagstaff, there are tons of flavors available each day from Chocolate Mint and Toasted Coconut to Honey Lavender and Espresso Fudge.
🥐 Five locations in and around Seattle
13. Temple Pastries
With seasonal menu changes, you are guaranteed to try delectable sweet treats prepared with the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Flaky pan au chocolat, sticky buns, gooey tarts, paint brushed macarons, and more! But what Temple Pastries is mostly known for, is its selection of cruffins, part croissant and part muffin!
🥐 2524 S Jackson St #104, Seattle, WA 98144
This bakery/restaurant is a breakfast and lunch spot situated in Seattle’s Montlake neighborhood. You might recognize its owners, brothers Jesse and Kit Schumann, who also happen to be the masterminds behind Sea Wolf, another incredible Seattle bakery. But Oxbow feels inviting and intimate, a place where you can gather with loved ones and friends and enjoy a good meal.
In the mood for a bagel, a cheesecake, or a cheese knot? Or maybe you need to grab a quick lunch but still make it nutritious and delicious? Try their Red Pie pizza with cherry tomatoes, roasted garlic, basil, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, or savor their Smoked Salmon bagel sandwich with capers and red onions.
🥐 2307 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
15. Fuji Bakery Café
Two words: crunchy donuts! Fuji is a local favorite for blending French, American and Japanese flavors and for picture-perfect donuts. Besides their signature Crunchy Cream Malasadas, since opening their doors in 2009, the bakery has offered a number of sweet and savory treats, including Cruffins, White Bread Shokupan, beef curry buns, babkas and lunch sandwiches. Whether you pop in to start the day on the right foot or need to grab a quick lunch, Fuji has got you covered!
🥐 1030 Elliott Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119 & 526 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104