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The Crumpet Shop has operated from its Pike Place-adjacent location since 1976, a dedicated family operation that still produces some of Seattle's best crumpets day after day. Robin Lasater has taken over for his parents at this Seattle institution, still making the shop's signature crumpets by hand every day. These tasty morsels are offered either plain or topped with a number of gourmet creations that make them into a more substantial snack. A limited lunch menu is available in the afternoons, offering the shop's lauded tomato soup and a French lentil stew. Fresh, high-quality crumpets from a family run business is The Crumpet Shop's specialty, making it a must stop in the area.
Established over two decades ago, Le Panier offers a little taste of France while being conveniently located at Pike Place Market in Seattle. The bakery follows traditional French recipes and uses fresh ingredients in order to provide an authentic French experience. All the products are baked fresh daily in order to ensure quality. Le Panier is the closest you can get to a traditional boulangerie without boarding a plane to France.
Sit in a comfortable chair with a cup of hot coffee and salted caramel treat while gazing out onto the streets of Seattle. Top Pot Doughnuts provides a cozy atmosphere for its patrons; the tall book shelves brimming with hard-cover books and soothing lights make it really hard to leave this doughnut shop. Pick one from their wide range of flavors while you inhale the aroma of organic coffee. At Top Pot Doughnuts, an over-stay is a regular phenomenon.
Molly Moon's is a purveyor of whole, homemade ice cream, not that stuff you find in the frozen food aisle. Since this is Seattle and not Phoenix, you would think that the weather isn't conducive for eating ice cream, but this shop has so many tasty flavors, rain or shine, it doesn't matter. Molly Moon's is known for their unusual ice cream flavors, try the Earl Grey, Stumptown Coffee, Vegan Coconut Raspberry or Lemon Blueberry Custard. With locations all around Seattle, Molly's is the place to get your ice cream fix.
This bakery is well received by locals for its beautiful baked creations consisting of cakes, pastries, muffins and plenty of other offerings. Starting at 7a daily, the cafe serves a delightful breakfast of eggs, waffles, salmon and vegetables on toast. The food is delicious and attracts plenty of diners who love to read the morning papers while savoring the fine coffee. The pastries, especially the Italian plum roll, cocoa puff, gluten free biscuits and apple turnovers are great to take back and eat at leisure.
Located near the University of Washington, Zoka is a favorite local cafe. This establishment was designed specifically for students to lounge around, sipping the famous Zoka coffee and nibbling on snacks. Besides students, the minimalist layout of the cafe attracts a mix crowd of office goers. While the coffee is much-talked about, its accompaniments like the grilled sandwiches, coconut cream pie, muffins and cheesecakes are equally tempting. So take a break from your schedule to enjoy quality time spent at this cafe.