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Wedgwood Today, Wallingford Next: This Classic Seattle Bakery Is Expansion-Hungry

Grand Central Bakery opened its fourth Seattle location today and announced a fifth for next spring

Grand Central Bakery’s new cafe is open in Wedgwood.
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One of Seattle’s top spots for fresh pastries and bread, 29-year-old Grand Central Bakery — home of the famous como loaf — opened its new Wedgwood cafe today. The space, at 7501 35th Ave. NE, is relatively bright and light-filled, with large windows along the front, white tile, and plenty of light wood accents. It has outdoor seating as well.

In addition to its breads and a huge selection of treats, like cheese danish and cinnamon rolls, the shop also sells soups and salads, bake-at-home items like frozen pies, potpies, and pie and pizza dough, Victrola Coffee Roasters’ coffee and espresso, and amazing sandwiches with plenty of local ingredients, including seasonal selections and breakfast favorites like a fluffy buttermilk biscuit sandwich with scrambled egg and a sausage patty. The cafe’s hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Today, Grand Central Bakery also revealed that its fifth Seattle location will open in Wallingford in spring 2019, taking over retail space in the mixed-use complex at 1601 N. 45th St.

Grand Central Bakery’s new Wedgwood cafe is now open.
Kristin Zwiers

The company was founded in 1989 in Pioneer Square and currently has four locations in Greater Seattle — including Pioneer Square, Eastlake, Burien, and now Wedgwood — but seven cafes in Portland. Now that it’s heavily canvassed the Portland market, the bakery is newly focused on growing its retail presence back home. As such, it’s entirely possible Wallingford’s cafe won’t be the last for Grand Central.

Grand Central Bakery

214 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 622-3644 Visit Website

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