Sunday, December 26, 2010

Soul Food in Ballard

Prompt for Dec. 26: Soul food. What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth and touched your soul? (Author: Elise Marie Collins)

This one's easy. Get thee to Cafe Besalu in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle and your mouth and soul shall become one. Seriously. The best pastry ever and an open kitchen where you can witness for yourself the magic as tender, flaky dough and a variety of savory and sweet renditions come to life.

Check out my two faves: the chocolate croissant and the strawberry cheese danish.

The tarts pose on the plate

The dark chocolate center teases
 The Gruyere-onion tart and almond croissant are faves of my husband at Cafe Besalu. With a double tall Americano, the morning is made. Perfection.
Savor the flakes of buttery wonder


  1. Oh my god! THese look fantastic.

  2. These dishes look almost painfully good. Not sure I could stay away from there if I lived in Seattle. I'm ... untrustworthy around sweets.

  3. Yum! That's a must-visit when we make it to Seattle.

  4. My husband was from is a lovely place. And the photos--delectable!


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