Archive for January, 2016

Standard Bakery

January 25, 2016

The Standard Bakery, AKA Pocket Bakery, used to operate a pop-up in the Central District. Sadly, I didn’t make it there before they left to focus on their bread business and pop-ups at the Fremont and U-District Farmer’s Markets. Luckily for me, I got to sample their baked goods a few weekends ago at the U-District Market.

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They have a nice selection of pastries, ranging from plain croissants to seasonal sweets. I went with the twice-baked blackberry croissant and the chocolate chip cookie. The croissant was the standout of the two (the cookie being too salty for my taste):

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The true magic of the pastry was found in the interior, which had layers of buttery flakiness and blackberry preserves. The ends of the croissant were a bit dry and crunchy (maybe from the twice baking?) but overall it was a satisfactory snack.

Coyle’s Bakeshop

January 11, 2016

This top-tier newish bakery has a neighborhood feel to it, making Greenwood one lucky neighborhood. Good luck getting a table now that folks have discovered the amazingly flakey, butter pastries Coyle’s Bakeshop has to offer. I started off with a croissant and brownie, along with a “few” caramels:

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Caramels were soft and luxurious, croissant was like eating a cloud of butter-flour and the brownie was delightfully rich. Nothing, however, compared to the excitement that followed shortly after eating these appetizers. The scones came out of the oven and panic ensued:

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These were the highlight – light, golden-crispy on the outside, steamy-moist on the inside, and all-round scrumptious. None of that bitter taste that comes from too much baking soda, these were pure heaven. Truly, this place is one of Seattle’s best.