It's nearly time, crumpet fans: the Capitol Hill-based Queen Bee Cafe will open its second location on Queen Anne this Saturday, Queen Anne View reports. The Queen Anne outpost will open in the Aegis Living retirement community building at 223 West Galer St, but be open to the public, same as its Madison sibling.
Again, the gifted Justin Sledge, formerly of Cafe Juanita, is at the helm in the kitchen, and the menu spans sweet and savory crumpets; crumpwich sandwiches (that come with a side); other pastries; salads; soups; and espresso. Sledge appeared on King 5's New Day Northwest on Monday and demonstrated the making of a pumpkin pie crumpet. Check it out right here:
In the clip, Sledge also explains what's easy to miss about Queen Bee: that it's a nonprofit, and each store donates all of its profits each trimester to a designated charity. This round, the Queen Anne Helpline is the chosen beneficiary for the new Queen Anne store, and the Arboretum will receive from the Capitol Hill store.
Sledge has 23 years of baking experience and is currently the National Director of Culinary Services for Aegis Living, which owns Queen Bee Cafe. He says to anticipate weekend tea parties for kids and more in the second branch, like Queen Bee already hosts on Capitol Hill. The new location debuts this Saturday at 1 p.m. on Galer. Regular hours will be Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.