After checking out youngest SIL’s awesome new home in Seattle, we all took a stroll around the neighbourhood and stumbled on Columbia City Bakery. We ended up taking a short break from the walk/heat; grabbed some cold drinks & snacking on some cookies.
It was such a quaint little place with the most random (but quite pricey) art on the walls; shelves filled with all kinds of jams, spread and cookies; display case with fresh baked goodies and a good selection of beverages.
2 pieces Super Chip Cookie $0.75 each; 2 pieces Ginger Cookies $0.75 each; 2 pieces Almond Macaroon $1 each
Super Chip Cookie – This was literally eating chocolate chips with a side of cookie dough. Every bite was filled with semi sweet chocolate chip. Pretty good but I missed the “cookie-ness” of a less condensed cookie.
Ginger Cookie – Pretty good but not quite as gingery as I expected. I guess I was expecting something more close to a gingerbread cookie in terms of flavour but this was less spiced up.
Almond Macaroon – Meh… I didn’t care much for this and actually don’t even remember it much.
Pistacchio Snail $2.75
My favourite. There were generous amounts of sweet crushed pistacchios. It was nutty and delicious with a very flaky pastry. The centre is of course the best part!
2 Iced Americanos - The coffee is not sweetened, so I asked for some sugar syrup~ Cold refreshing strong iced coffee. Yummm
2 bottles of soda - I didn’t try them but there were some interesting choices including blueberry!!
Total Damage: ~$17 (including 4 iced beverages & tax)
Personal Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (Pretty darn good)
I liked the place, a total neighbourhood gem~ The pastries and cookies and not cheap (they are pretty small, about 1/3 of my palm) but they are tasty and fresh.
4865 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 723 6023