Perpetually in expansion mode, 85°C Bakery Café will open its latest Puget Sound-area location in Edmonds this Friday, May 17. That likely means long lines for such delicacies as Japanese-style brioche, iced sea salt coffee, mango creme brulee, and salted butter bread. The opening will mark the Taiwan-based chain’s fifth store in the area, joining other locations in the Chinatown-International District, Federal Way, Tukwila, and Lynnwood.
85°C Bakery Café will officially open at 22611 76th Ave West #100 at 9 a.m. on the 17th. As is customary with the bakery’s openings, customers can receive promotional tote bags with any purchase and free coffee mugs when they spend more than $20 — as long as supplies last — from the 17th through the 19th. Fans should keep an eye out, though, as the cafe is known to host “soft openings,” or unannounced trial runs used to train employees.
Nicknamed the “Starbucks of Taiwan” for its staggering ubiquity and rabid following, 85°C has more than 1,000 stores worldwide.