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“Great place for lunch”

Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe
Ranked #1 of 4 Bakeries in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$13
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: We're a worker-owned cooperative whose mission is to serve delicious, organic food; foster joyful work; and build up our community. Every ingredient used in our foods, breads, pastry, chocolate, and coffee is sourced specifically for quality, wholesomeness, and sustainability. We foster kinship among workers, our regulars, and with our community by donating our excess to the tables of those in need; supporting our local schools, farmers, and nonprofit organizations; and offering cultural and educational events to bring people together throughout the year. Workers earn an average of $13.50 per hour, paid leave that is accrued after three months of employment, scheduling that is worker-focused and flexible, dental benefits, one staff meal and drink per five hour shift with a 30 minute paid lunch break, a 25 percent discount, a fresh loaf of bread per week, and access to wholesale ordering. The kin work involved in consensus-based decision making and management requires a commitment to communication and trust-building within the work community. What does this look like? Proactively seeking feedback before and after shifts, working – not only efficiently, but – mindfully, being a reliable person, reciprocating good will, giving direct feedback early and often, listening to seek understanding – especially in conflict, and avoiding victim mentality by being both vulnerable and accountable.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The portions here were generous and all the food was fresh. The staff were really friendly and service was quick. The cafe is quite large so it was easy to get a table.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Quality, healthful, and meat free breakfast and lunch fare. The dining room is comfortable, and there is a very nice play area for smaller children. Sandwiches were a bit more than we wanted to spend (10 dollars) and the pastries and baked goods were all in the 3-6 dollar range. Although the food was wonderful, it leans very much in the whole foods direction and may be a bit much for those looking for more traditional food options (like soda or peanut butter) as was the case with our children.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to food so I try to find eclectic, tasty, well-seasoned food anywhere I go. I came to this cafe/restaurant this morning for breakfast as had the most delicious sandwich and great coffee.
There are also lots of tempting pastries that I might pick up for the road!

Thank Lionessa76
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We only had time to grab some pastries to go. The bear claw was beautifully crafted and tasted great - Not too sweet. I actually ate the oatcake a few days later and LOVED it. It looks dry, but was somewhat soft and chewy in the center- A great snack with coffee or tea on the road.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

It has great energy, it's alive with interesting people, flyers about all the things going on in and around Astoria, plus the food was clean, delicious and organic. Beautiful building, casual, comfortable environment. Would love to return.

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