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Drop Everything: 85°C Bakery Café Is Already Soft-Open

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An assortment of baked goods at 85°C Bakery Café in Cupertino, Calif.
An assortment of baked goods at 85°C Bakery Café in Cupertino, Calif.
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As reported last week, red-hot Taiwanese chain 85°C Bakery Café will be holding its grand opening at 1341 Southcenter Mall in Tukwila February 24, near Seafood City.

In the meantime, the company has already soft-opened this week, according to a couple of satisfied Yelp reviews, and right this very minute you could be drinking 85°C’s signature iced sea salt coffee and munching on its freshly baked pastries and sweet breads (i.e. brioche breads that are sweet, infused with honey, mango, and more — not “sweetbreads,” like the organ meat of cows or sheep).

Be warned: 85°C’s hours and menu selections are limited during this trial period, a training phase for the shop. It appears the store is only open until 8 p.m. at the moment, though no one answered the phone to confirm. And the chain has a fanatical following; if its California locations are any indication, long lines will probably start forming any minute now. Good luck.

85°C Bakery Cafe (Tukwila)

1341 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila, WA 98188 (206) 244-1885 Visit Website

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