Seattle’s Best Bakery
March 29, 2010
I got an e-mail from my sister and brother-in-law in Wisconsin advising me that the best bakery in Seattle was Cafe Besalu. Well, I’d never heard of the place. How did two Wisconsinites/Wisconsinners know about this Seattle bakery? While flying home from Texas recently, Dick had read about Cafe Besalu in his in-flight magazine.
I made note of the bakery, and when I was out running errands recently, I decided to check it out. When I drove by at noon on a Saturday, and saw a line of people out the door, I knew I had found the right place. I drove around the block to find a parking spot, and then I joined the line. It took 15 minutes before I departed with my ham-and-Swiss-cheese pastry to go, and the line never got shorter the entire time I was there.
The pastry was delicious and met my (high) expectations. I don’t know whether Cafe Besalu gets my vote for “best” bakery — Seattle has a lot of good bakeries, and I haven’t sampled all of them yet. So I’ll reserve my final judgment.
But I am thankful to my sister and brother-in-law for turning me on to a new eating place. If you ever come to visit us, Margaret and Dick, I’ll treat you to breakfast at the Cafe Besalu.