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“You will not be disappointed”
Review of Bakery Nouveau

Bakery Nouveau
Ranked #1 of 107 Bakeries in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“You will not be disappointed”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I love this place SO much I can only allow myself to go every two to three months. EVERYTHING is good. Pastries are divine, pizza is incredible, chocolates to die for. There's always a line, but it moves fast. YOU WILL LOVE THIS PLACE.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank katdarcy
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Seattle, WA
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“As good as France”
Reviewed 23 January 2012


Master baker William Leaman trained in France. He was captain of the 2005 Bread Bakers Guild Team USA, where he led his team to victory at the Coupe du Monde de Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking).

I’ve watched him from the start, when he was looking for customers. Now the line is out the door on week ends and the few tables are packed.

Everything is excellent – bread, pastry, candy, sandwiches, pizza... He’s always experimenting with new recipes. His standard baguettes, croissant butter, almond, chocolate are better than many bakeries in France. He will even have olive fougasse, macaron, and madeleines. The cakes and pastries are not only delicious, but gorgeous.

  • Visited January 2012
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Amazing baked goods”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

I love Bakery Nouveau. It's out of the way for me, but I still make it there. Frequently a long line (out the door in many cases), but worth it. Also, the pastries aren't the cheapest, but they are worth it. Hey, butter is expensive!

Must try the twice-baked almond croissant. I'd get that over the chocolate one even if you are a chocolate-lover like me. The cakes are all amazing too (I love the chocolate cake that looks like a fairly simple one - it's one the best chocolate cakes you'll ever eat).

Visited January 2012
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Seattle, WA
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“The line is an obvious sign of goodness”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Always a line, but always worth it. Since you waited so long, you should probably order a few extra goodies to take home. You won't regret it!

Visited February 2011
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“If I could recommend one eatery in Seattle, this would be the one.”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

I live in West Seattle and I travel a lot and bakery items are my favorite weakness. <g> If I can find a great bakery, my whole day is happy. Bakery Nouveau is, bar none, the very best bakery that I have ever been to *in the world* - literally. This place surpasses every Parisian and old-world bakery that I have ever been to. I bring friends, family, clients, and overseas visitors here and everyone raves about Bakery Nouveau.

What makes their product line head and shoulders above the rest? First of all, they have brought the quality of Texture to a level that (unless you've experienced Bakery Nouveau) you just have never tasted; The pastries have a single layer of crisp thin buttery exterior, flaky yet moist on the inside, and they all just melt in your mouth. Every loaf of bread also offers this contrast in texture which is nothing short of incredible. Truly amazing. Secondly, they season with true/original/authentic flavor, not just sugar and lard...and they use in-season fruits et al.

Other reviewers will no doubt cite that their signature piece is their Twice Baked Almond Croissant (which is faboo), but honestly, you CANNOT go wrong at this place. It is unbelievable. I know that some people will drive 50 miles to have their pizza by the slice. Personally, I'm a super fan of their oat & date bread, parisian macaroons, and their specialty desserts (sold whole or by the slice, these are the specialty desserts that are beautiful to look at but even more delicious than they are pretty.) Be prepared for a long line, particularly on weekend mornings. But.It.Is.So.Totally.Worth.It !!!

  • Visited December 2011
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