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Pop-up Hit Temple Pastries Preps New Central District Bakery for September

It’s a much-anticipated collaboration with roaster Broadcast Coffee

A chocolate tahini tart from bakery Temple Pastries
Chocolate tahini tart with a chocolate sable base, dark chocolate bavarois, and tahini mousseline
Temple Pastries [Official Photo]

Some seriously sought-after baked goods are coming soon to the Central District. After nearly two years building a following at local farmers markets and pop-ups, Temple Pastries is planning to debut its first permanent home at 2524 Jackson Street in late September, with a final pop-up this Friday as a preview event. The new bakery — announced last fall — is a collaboration with acclaimed small-batch roaster Broadcast Coffee.

Temple Pastries is known for its thoughtful use of local ingredients, right down to the flour, and features a range of popular desserts and savory goods. Once the cafe officially opens, there will be an expanded breadth of items, such as maple pecan cruffins, apple pear tarts, buckwheat furikake croissants, and a two-toned butterfly pea flower milk bread loaf. Those attending the pop-up Friday will find savory potato and gruyere brioche doughnuts, plum cardamom cruffins, chocolate tahini tarts, and salted caramel cronuts (the latter two of which will also be on the cafe’s opening menu).

With Seattle still in phase two of Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic, Temple Pastries plans on starting with takeout service only. But executive chef Christina Woods says that there will be a large mezzanine level open for seating and “general hanging out” down the line. The space — which Wood describes as having a “minimal clean design” with terrazzo stone accents and lots of natural light — will also include a full coffee bar from Broadcast, with beans roasted on site.

“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,” says Wood.

Preordering is open for the final pop-up Friday.