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Melon shiso danish with Grains of Paradise at Flora Bakehouse.
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Seattle Bakeries That Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

Where to find the delectable danishes, cakes, cookies, croissants, and other treats across the city

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Melon shiso danish with Grains of Paradise at Flora Bakehouse.
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There are very few problems that can't be soothed by baked goods, which means a good bakery is indispensable these days. From market classics serving up traditional French pastries to a variety of Asian treats, the shops on this list — listed from north to south — are a beacon of crispy, flakey, sugary hope. For alternatives, check out our doughnuts-only guide, exciting pop-up bakeries, and a breakdown of all the best pie shops in the city.

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Coyle's Bakeshop

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Coyle's went from a wildly popular pop-up bakery to neighborhood favorite in short time. The bakeshop connects a solid foundation in French technique with ingredients that are in season in the Pacific Northwest; look for killer cakes, scones, tarts, and croissants, alongside a strong selection of teas prepared beautifully.

A bird’s eye view of scones, croissants, and other baked goods.
Coyle’s is known for its French pastries.
Coyle’s Bakeshop

Fresh Flours

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Keiji Koh and Etsuku Minematsu are the husband-and-wife duo behind this Phinney Ridge favorite, which now spans four bakeries across the city. A love of baking and interest in integrating Japanese flavors and techniques marks the influences here, with selections like the yuzu macarons and the azuki bean mini bars as standouts.

A top-down view of croissants, tarts, and other pastries on a baking sheet.
Croissants and tarts from Fresh Flours.
Fresh Flours

Cafe Besalu

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This Ballard cafe’s plain croissant is the benchmark by which all others are measured. It is exactly as buttery and flakey as it must be, and often draws long lines. Available for takeout with online preordering for those who want to avoid the wait.

Green. Tea. Tiramisu. Yes, that magnificent mash-up exists at Tangletown's Japanese bakery, which serves as a lovely spot for takeout treats after a Green Lake loop. And there's plenty more where that came from, including a generous chocolate cake and the occasional blueberry scones.

Saint Bread

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Stained glass-lit Saint Bread is a Portage Bay shrine to carbs. While the bakery offers a selection of toasts and other savory items, the croissants, twists, knots, and buns with truly shine, and there’s an excellent steamed egg sandwich on melonpan that’s usually in high demand.

Byen Bakeri

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Seattle is home to a little pocket of Scandinavian shops serving up goodies from potato dumplings to lingonberries. Byen Bakeri is a key part of this scene; a delightful Norwegian bakery specializing in comfort cuisine from the homeland. It’s a go-to place for semlor, veslkringle, and croquembouche, as flavorfully complex as they sound.

Fuji Bakery

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A favorite for its fusion of French, American, and Japanese flavors and techniques, Fuji has a shop in the Chinatown-International District as well as this flagship bakery in Interbay. The yeast-raised crunchy cream doughnut is probably the most popular item, for good reason, but one should sample as many savory and sweet options as possible to appreciate the breadth of styles.

Hello Robin

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Hello Robin would be exceptional even if it only served cookies, the moist and chewy kind you dreamed about as a kid. But this Capitol Hill shop — with a new outpost at U Village — decided to venture even further toward perfection and utilize its signature cookies for ice cream sandwiches with Molly Moon’s in the middle.

Nuflours

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This completely gluten-free sanctuary gives other likeminded cafes all over Seattle a run for their money, and could even convert one’s staunchly pro-gluten pals with its wonderful cupcakes, muffins, and cinnamon rolls. In fact, Nuflours is great for all dietary restrictions, and is available for takeout with online preorders.

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Gluten-free cupcakes
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Macrina Bakery

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Macrina can be found in multiple different cafes, a handful of restaurants, and most grocery stores around town — and no one is complaining about oversaturation. This major player in the Seattle bakery scene gives eaters the option of crusty bread any night of the week and other delightful treats, including quiche and seasonal galette.

Dahlia Bakery

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After a long hiatus during the pandemic, Tom Douglas’s popular Belltown bakery is back in action and now sharing space with the chef’s pizzeria Serious Pie. There’s a selection of the focaccia-like Fossettes, as well as mochi doughnuts that have received critical praise, but the true star is likely the triple coconut cream pie, still a Seattle classic.

Le Panier

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There are plenty of great spots at Pike Place Market to pick up a snack or dessert. And Le Panier is exactly the kind of Seattle classic that makes a visit worth it, rarely disappointing for its wide selection of French-influenced pastries.

Two cranberry croissant buns on a baking sheet.
Le Panier’s cranberry croissant buns.
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Batch Baking Company

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One of Capitol Hill’s newer dessert shops specializes in scratching the childhood nostalgia itch, with homemade Oreos, brownies, Nutter Butters, and Snickerdoodles. Online ordering is available for takeout and nationwide delivery.

Cakes and Trees

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Part plant shop and part dessert shop, Cakes and Trees is a terrific new culinary project from Alison Odowski and Erik Jackson of Good Day Donuts. There’s a rotating menu of cake slices, from bundts and butter cake to lemon velvet, all of which are supremely satisfying. The hours on this brand new shop are a little irregular, but posted online each week.

Temple Pastries

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Known for its thoughtful use of local ingredients, the longtime pop-up recently opened its first fixed location in the Central District, with a selection of savory and sweet baked goods. Cruffins, kouign-amanns, macarons, and schneckens are among the treats, paired with roasts from partner Broadcast Coffee.

Baked from the Hart

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This Mount Baker shop has been operating since 2016, but owner Bill Hart’s baking experience goes back decades, and that dedication shows in his delightful Southern-influenced creations. His chess pies (in flavors such as key lime, coconut, and lemon) are critically acclaimed, and everything is available for online orders.

A closeup of a key lime chess pie from Baked from the Hart
Key lime chess pie.
Baked from the Hart

Bakery Nouveau

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A bit of a throwback to mid-century European cafes, this is a powerhouse pastry shop (with locations in West Seattle, Burien and Capitol Hill), offering terrific quiches alongside a lineup of sweet delicacies that includes a sensational twice-baked almond croissant. The danishes are great, but those who want something richer should head for the dark chocolate cake.

Columbia City Bakery

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A multi-time semifinalist for a James Beard Award, baker Evan Andres makes dreamy carb concoctions at this longtime neighborhood bakery. Herkimer coffee that goes well with all the fantastic croissants, along with customer favorites, such as the pistachio snail. Don’t forget a baguette for later.

Several baking sheets with pastries stacked on top of each other.
Columbia City Bakery has award-winning pastries.
Columbia City Bakery

The Flora Bakehouse

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The sweeter sibling to vegetarian mainstay Cafe Flora recently opened in Beacon Hill and sells a variety of wonderful baked goods and breakfast sandwiches. Among some of the offerings: twice-baked rose pistachio croissants, unicorn horn meringues, and kimchi blue cheese scones There’s also Stumptown coffee, and a silky cardamom rose latte, best enjoyed on the expansive patio.

Deep Sea Sugar And Salt

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Seattle’s favorite airstream cake shop — a staple for years at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall — moved in to a bigger, more stationary home in the fall of 2018. The shop now operates out of a historic market space on Carleton Avenue and still slings fan favorites like the London Fog and 9LB Porter, available whole or by the slice.

A collection of cakes, from chocolate to caramel, and some cupcakes to the right.
Deep Sea delivers a variety of cake slices, and whole ones made to order.
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Patrick's Café & Bakery

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This cozy house-turned-cafe in White Center serves up Hawaiian-influenced treats, like pineapple scones and colorful cakes flavored with guava and lilikoi. The shop is also well known for its cinnamon rolls — with or without cream cheese frosting — and its haupia, which is topped with a light coconut frosting and crushed macadamia nuts.

Coyle's Bakeshop

A bird’s eye view of scones, croissants, and other baked goods.
Coyle’s is known for its French pastries.
Coyle’s Bakeshop

Coyle's went from a wildly popular pop-up bakery to neighborhood favorite in short time. The bakeshop connects a solid foundation in French technique with ingredients that are in season in the Pacific Northwest; look for killer cakes, scones, tarts, and croissants, alongside a strong selection of teas prepared beautifully.

A bird’s eye view of scones, croissants, and other baked goods.
Coyle’s is known for its French pastries.
Coyle’s Bakeshop

Fresh Flours

A top-down view of croissants, tarts, and other pastries on a baking sheet.
Croissants and tarts from Fresh Flours.
Fresh Flours

Keiji Koh and Etsuku Minematsu are the husband-and-wife duo behind this Phinney Ridge favorite, which now spans four bakeries across the city. A love of baking and interest in integrating Japanese flavors and techniques marks the influences here, with selections like the yuzu macarons and the azuki bean mini bars as standouts.

A top-down view of croissants, tarts, and other pastries on a baking sheet.
Croissants and tarts from Fresh Flours.
Fresh Flours

Cafe Besalu

This Ballard cafe’s plain croissant is the benchmark by which all others are measured. It is exactly as buttery and flakey as it must be, and often draws long lines. Available for takeout with online preordering for those who want to avoid the wait.

Hiroki

Green. Tea. Tiramisu. Yes, that magnificent mash-up exists at Tangletown's Japanese bakery, which serves as a lovely spot for takeout treats after a Green Lake loop. And there's plenty more where that came from, including a generous chocolate cake and the occasional blueberry scones.

Saint Bread

Stained glass-lit Saint Bread is a Portage Bay shrine to carbs. While the bakery offers a selection of toasts and other savory items, the croissants, twists, knots, and buns with truly shine, and there’s an excellent steamed egg sandwich on melonpan that’s usually in high demand.

Byen Bakeri

Seattle is home to a little pocket of Scandinavian shops serving up goodies from potato dumplings to lingonberries. Byen Bakeri is a key part of this scene; a delightful Norwegian bakery specializing in comfort cuisine from the homeland. It’s a go-to place for semlor, veslkringle, and croquembouche, as flavorfully complex as they sound.

Fuji Bakery

A favorite for its fusion of French, American, and Japanese flavors and techniques, Fuji has a shop in the Chinatown-International District as well as this flagship bakery in Interbay. The yeast-raised crunchy cream doughnut is probably the most popular item, for good reason, but one should sample as many savory and sweet options as possible to appreciate the breadth of styles.

Hello Robin

Hello Robin would be exceptional even if it only served cookies, the moist and chewy kind you dreamed about as a kid. But this Capitol Hill shop — with a new outpost at U Village — decided to venture even further toward perfection and utilize its signature cookies for ice cream sandwiches with Molly Moon’s in the middle.

Nuflours

A cupcake topped with pink frosting in the foreground, surrounded by other cupcakes.
Gluten-free cupcakes
Nuflours/Official

This completely gluten-free sanctuary gives other likeminded cafes all over Seattle a run for their money, and could even convert one’s staunchly pro-gluten pals with its wonderful cupcakes, muffins, and cinnamon rolls. In fact, Nuflours is great for all dietary restrictions, and is available for takeout with online preorders.

A cupcake topped with pink frosting in the foreground, surrounded by other cupcakes.
Gluten-free cupcakes
Nuflours/Official

Macrina Bakery

Macrina can be found in multiple different cafes, a handful of restaurants, and most grocery stores around town — and no one is complaining about oversaturation. This major player in the Seattle bakery scene gives eaters the option of crusty bread any night of the week and other delightful treats, including quiche and seasonal galette.

Dahlia Bakery

After a long hiatus during the pandemic, Tom Douglas’s popular Belltown bakery is back in action and now sharing space with the chef’s pizzeria Serious Pie. There’s a selection of the focaccia-like Fossettes, as well as mochi doughnuts that have received critical praise, but the true star is likely the triple coconut cream pie, still a Seattle classic.

Le Panier

Two cranberry croissant buns on a baking sheet.
Le Panier’s cranberry croissant buns.
Le Panier/Facebook

There are plenty of great spots at Pike Place Market to pick up a snack or dessert. And Le Panier is exactly the kind of Seattle classic that makes a visit worth it, rarely disappointing for its wide selection of French-influenced pastries.

Two cranberry croissant buns on a baking sheet.
Le Panier’s cranberry croissant buns.
Le Panier/Facebook

Batch Baking Company

One of Capitol Hill’s newer dessert shops specializes in scratching the childhood nostalgia itch, with homemade Oreos, brownies, Nutter Butters, and Snickerdoodles. Online ordering is available for takeout and nationwide delivery.

Cakes and Trees

Part plant shop and part dessert shop, Cakes and Trees is a terrific new culinary project from Alison Odowski and Erik Jackson of Good Day Donuts. There’s a rotating menu of cake slices, from bundts and butter cake to lemon velvet, all of which are supremely satisfying. The hours on this brand new shop are a little irregular, but posted online each week.

Temple Pastries

Known for its thoughtful use of local ingredients, the longtime pop-up recently opened its first fixed location in the Central District, with a selection of savory and sweet baked goods. Cruffins, kouign-amanns, macarons, and schneckens are among the treats, paired with roasts from partner Broadcast Coffee.

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Baked from the Hart

A closeup of a key lime chess pie from Baked from the Hart
Key lime chess pie.
Baked from the Hart

This Mount Baker shop has been operating since 2016, but owner Bill Hart’s baking experience goes back decades, and that dedication shows in his delightful Southern-influenced creations. His chess pies (in flavors such as key lime, coconut, and lemon) are critically acclaimed, and everything is available for online orders.

A closeup of a key lime chess pie from Baked from the Hart
Key lime chess pie.
Baked from the Hart

Bakery Nouveau

A bit of a throwback to mid-century European cafes, this is a powerhouse pastry shop (with locations in West Seattle, Burien and Capitol Hill), offering terrific quiches alongside a lineup of sweet delicacies that includes a sensational twice-baked almond croissant. The danishes are great, but those who want something richer should head for the dark chocolate cake.

Columbia City Bakery

Several baking sheets with pastries stacked on top of each other.
Columbia City Bakery has award-winning pastries.
Columbia City Bakery

A multi-time semifinalist for a James Beard Award, baker Evan Andres makes dreamy carb concoctions at this longtime neighborhood bakery. Herkimer coffee that goes well with all the fantastic croissants, along with customer favorites, such as the pistachio snail. Don’t forget a baguette for later.

Several baking sheets with pastries stacked on top of each other.
Columbia City Bakery has award-winning pastries.
Columbia City Bakery

The Flora Bakehouse

The sweeter sibling to vegetarian mainstay Cafe Flora recently opened in Beacon Hill and sells a variety of wonderful baked goods and breakfast sandwiches. Among some of the offerings: twice-baked rose pistachio croissants, unicorn horn meringues, and kimchi blue cheese scones There’s also Stumptown coffee, and a silky cardamom rose latte, best enjoyed on the expansive patio.

Deep Sea Sugar And Salt

A collection of cakes, from chocolate to caramel, and some cupcakes to the right.
Deep Sea delivers a variety of cake slices, and whole ones made to order.
Suzi Pratt/Eater Seattle

Seattle’s favorite airstream cake shop — a staple for years at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall — moved in to a bigger, more stationary home in the fall of 2018. The shop now operates out of a historic market space on Carleton Avenue and still slings fan favorites like the London Fog and 9LB Porter, available whole or by the slice.

A collection of cakes, from chocolate to caramel, and some cupcakes to the right.
Deep Sea delivers a variety of cake slices, and whole ones made to order.
Suzi Pratt/Eater Seattle

Patrick's Café & Bakery

This cozy house-turned-cafe in White Center serves up Hawaiian-influenced treats, like pineapple scones and colorful cakes flavored with guava and lilikoi. The shop is also well known for its cinnamon rolls — with or without cream cheese frosting — and its haupia, which is topped with a light coconut frosting and crushed macadamia nuts.

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