what i will miss eating in seattle: day five
Oh Cafe Besalu, I will miss you too.
You are the best bakery in the Pacific Northwest and I sincerely admire you. I will miss your buttery ginger biscuits, your glistening danishes, and your absolutely perfect croissants. I will miss your savory quiches, apple turnovers, and the free homemade jam that comes with your brioche. Your laminated pastries are like none I have had before and I don’t know what I will do without them. I will miss the triumphant feeling of finally getting to the front of the line and ordering $25 worth of pastries to tide me over until the next time I venture out to north Ballard. I will miss the brief confusion that accompanies not knowing which beautiful baked goods to order or which golden brown object to sink my teeth into first. I will miss seeing your owner, James Beard Award nominee James Miller, shuffling about in the back, calmly managing his pastry brigade. Cafe Besalu, you are a civic treasure and I will miss you dearly. I hope to see you again soon.