Archive for the ‘South Seattle’ Category

Despi Delite Bakery

February 26, 2018

I had never heard of Ube before I moved to Seattle and now I can’t get enough of it. Despi Delite Bakery in Beacon Hill makes good use of the purple tuber, incorporating it into several of their desserts. Most appealing to me was the Ube bread – the dough is similar to that of Portuguese sweet bread, and the filling is ube.

The bread and filling were soft and extremely fresh. If you’ve never had ube bread before, please seek it out because it’s worth searching for. I was less blown away by their version of the cronut, but was redeemed with more ube, this time in cheesecake form:

Similar in appearance, texture and quality to Hood’s Famous Bakeshop, this small cake kept nicely in the fridge for several days and gave me something to look forward to when I got home from work. Delite is a great little spot for ube addicts, and you can’t beat the prices!

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Beach Bakery

October 8, 2017

Beach Bakery is truly a sweet treat for the Rainier Beach neighborhood. With strong espresso and strong wifi, it’s a great place to sit yourself down and work a while, which is what I did last Saturday. I experienced friendly service and a relaxing atmosphere, not to mention the best chocolate-banana muffin of my life:

The muffin, which tasted of real banana and quality chocolate (rather than a vanilla muffin with some chocolate chips sprinkled in) was so good I decided to keep going. The next treat was a peanut butter and jelly bar:

Again, they nailed the flavors – not overly sweet, with strong flavors. I was inspired to buy some farmer’s market bread, freshly ground peanut butter, and local jam and spent the work-week eating some amazing PBJ sandwiches. Lastly, I collected a few treats to go:

On the bottom left is a lime-coconut tart, with a Nanaimo bar in the back and a portion of a Tres Leches cake on the right. The lime tart and Nanaimo bar were the stars of the show, with the lime tart having an intensely lime flavor and fresh, crumbly crust and the Nanaimo bar having a lovely cream filling. I loved the care that went into all the desserts and the prices are more reasonable than other spots in Seattle. I highly recommend this spot if you’re in South Seattle (and if you’re not, it’s worth making the trek).