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Bakery Nouveau’s Beautiful New Burien Expansion Is Its Biggest Yet

It opens today with year-round chocolate production, gelato, and glimpses into the production space

Suzi Pratt

At 8 a.m. this morning, owners William and Heather Leaman opened their new Burien location of Bakery Nouveau, marking the acclaimed pastry company’s largest space to date. The new outpost combines a cafe with a massive production area that allows for a new gelato line and facilitates chocolate production year-round, instead of just in the cooler months as at the company’s other locations.

As seen in the gallery below, an large art-nouveau mural announces the bakery’s arrival at 426 SW 153rd St. Inside, a light-filled, French-themed cafe has windows into the production space, so visitors can eat pastries while watching more being made. There’s even a glass panel built into the floor to allow patrons to peer down at the 7,000-pound chocolate grinder from Barcelona.

Bakery Nouveau fans will find display cases full of familiar treats: macarons, breakfast pastries, sandwiches, bread, and a full menu of pizzas, sandwiches, and quiches. This location is also the only one currently scooping gelato.

The Leamans opened their first cafe in 2006 in West Seattle, adding their Capitol Hill outpost in 2013; between them, the two bakeries offer one of the widest and most sought-after varieties of baked goods in Seattle. The Burien bakery is now open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.

Bakery Nouveau (West Seattle)

4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (206) 923-0534 Visit Website

Bakery Nouveau (Burien)

426 SW 153rd St, Burien, WA 98166 (206) 717-2100 Visit Website

Bakery Nouveau (Capitol Hill)

137 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (206) 923-0534 Visit Website

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