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Two Tartes

April 22, 2016

This Georgetown lunch cafe and bakery is only open on weekdays, which meant I had to have pretty much one of everything during my one visit. This included a VERY LARGE cinnamon bun, which I meant to only have a portion of.

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Easier said than done – once I started munching, I couldn’t stop. The soft, doughy insides were caramely, gooey, and buttery. I did eat the whole thing and didn’t regret it – not for an instant. But it did keep me from going too crazy with the other goods for sale. I only ate a small part of the blackberry scone and mojo cookie (oatmeal, coconut, and chocolate chip).

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That doesn’t mean they weren’t amazing – especially the mojo cookie, with it’s oaty flavor and chewy texture.  Two Tartes has to be one of the top breakfast bakeries in Seattle – I just wish they were open on the weekends…

Hangar Cafe

November 12, 2010

I never go to Georgetown. It’s not that I dislike it, I just have no reason to be there. Unless there are waffles. Enter the Hangar Cafe, serving breakfast and lunch in a low-key environment that feels like your favorite cozy coffee shop.

The cafe is not a bakery per se, but the owner used to manage Essential Bakery on Madison. It shows in the menu, which encourages dessert for breakfast (as if I need the encouragement). They specialize in crepes, but after I ate one too many crepes in Paris (yes, there is such a thing as too many crepes) I’ve usually opted out. Lucky for me, the Hangar also does waffles… and does them well.

Shown above is the pumpkin waffle: pumpkin puree is folded into the waffle batter, and pumpkin pie spices are sprinkled on the top, along with powdered sugar and whipped cream. Naturally, it’s served with real maple syrup. The waffle itself was good, although I couldn’t really taste very much pumpkin flavor. On the other hand, the spice flavor was a little overwhelming. To be honest, I ended up having order envy when my dining companion got the brie, bacon, and basil waffle:

This has to rank as one of the best breakfast items offered in Seattle. It satisfies every craving, and the combination of sweet and savory (with the surprising and refreshing presence of basil) means you can at least pretend you’re not having dessert for breakfast.