Central District is getting a sweet treat this week. After a year of planning, pop-up hit Temple Pastries will debut its long-awaited fixed location at 2524 Jackson Street on Friday, October 23, as a partnership with acclaimed local roaster Broadcast Coffee. It was originally scheduled to open in late September, but was delayed a few weeks for last-minute details.
Temple Pastries — which has made a name for itself since 2018 as a popular roving operation at local cafes and markets — is known for its thoughtful use of local ingredients, right down to the flour. On the menu to start is a selection of savory and sweet baked goods, which include shallot and gruyere croissants, cardamom almond brioche, sugared cruffins, and pistachio schneckens. The seasonal fall menu will soon expand from there, with a selection of donuts available on weekends. And breakfast sandwiches (including bacon chive and mushroom poblano options) are on the way as well.
With Seattle still in phase two of Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan during the pandemic, Temple Pastries plans will start with takeout orders only and continue as such “until the pandemic subsides,” says owner Christina Wood. But the two-level interior looks pretty slick, with comfy booths, terrazzo stone accents, and lots of natural light. There’s also a full coffee bar from Broadcast, which will serve its popular Flapjack coffee drink, flavored with maple, hazelnut, cinnamon, and sea salt. Starting in November, beans will be roasted on site at a facility adjacent to the shop.
“The aesthetic is a warmer, more organic feel to a classic minimal clean design,” says Wood. “Our vision was to create a welcoming space for people to gather and spend time, although COVID has thrown a wrench in that plan for now.”
Hours of operation will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Diners can keep an eye on the bakery’s Instagram page for updates.
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