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The Essential Baking Company Bakery & Cafe

1604 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103-9002
+1 206-545-0444
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Italian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1604 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103-9002
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a late lunch, found this great place! Unfortunately they’d run out of soup and quiches (which was our first and second choices) but it was 2pm. The sandwiches were awesome! Really fresh, lovely flavours. Really good service too. Highly recommended.

Thank Cris F
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Our parents ordered oatmeal and omelette, and we ordered croissant, cake and pie, and also have hot chocolate for kids. We all feel good and satisfied. Highly recommended!!

Thank 96vitah
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Went to this restaurant with two adults and a toddler. The space was very welcoming and our meal (lunch) was delicious! We even brought back food for other people (cubano sandwich and italian sandwich) I had a really good cup of soup and the salad...More

Thank geologymom
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This bakery stands too close to where I stay when in Seattle. I have an incredible sweet tooth and cannot keep walking past the entrance. On my most recent visit, I chose a huge chocolate cookie. It appeared to be normal size until I had...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We were seeking our afternoon caffeine fix after visiting the Japanese Garden when we came across this cafe & decided to join the patrons already there... the well lit interior and large windows created a pleasant ambiance, and we were pleased with our beverages plus...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We were wandering around one Saturday looking for some place to eat a light unch when we stumbled upon the Portage Bay Cafe. It as new to us, although a hangout for UW students. We were the only people there over 18, and certainly the...More

Thank Nann Z
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for a while. When we came in it looked different - one long table to share instead of tables for four. Other differences too. The menu had changed. And this is where we ran into trouble. Everything we ordered, our favorites over...More

Thank Nann Z
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Maybe I just have gotten picky as I get older, but I feel like this bakery has gone downhill. I came in three days in a row and the same set of pastries were in the shelf. I need to find a place where you...More

Thank Shantap
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a must for lunch if you are anywhere near Wallingford or the other locations of this chain. I got the Roasted Chicken Cobb Salad - it was huge, tasty and the ingredients were high quality. I also got the pesto chicken sandwich and...More

Thank wilcoxs
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I simply love the raisin bread they serve hot with butter. To die for! In addition, the soups and sandwiches are all good. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Mauri S
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1604 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103-9002
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-545-0444
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