Seattle's Best
Desserts and the
Places to Find them

Can we have dessert every day for ALL of our meals? The ingredients in most desserts basically captures each food group, right? Okay, all kidding aside, I’m always on the hunt for Seattle’s best desserts.  It makes me happy to find something that is all parts sweet? Salty? Or just tastes damn good!

We’re lucky here in Seattle, where there are a ton of options for desserts – cafes, bakeries and tiny mom and pop restaurants.

With all of these options, I’ve realized, It’s not about where or when we consume these desserts but rather, the type of ingredients and taste (chocolate + caramel anyone?).  These options have allowed me to acquire an unhealthy excitement for finding the sweetest, chocolate-ist, tastiest treats on any menu.

I’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of unpretentious, inexpensive treats for the masses (you)! Heads up: this list contains ‘treats’ of all different kinds (I thought of you, carrot cake lovers!)

 

SpinaseeCapitol Hill

Spinasee - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: Spinasse Website

Torta al Cioccolato. This is the PERFECT dark chocolate cake with gianduja mousse, chocolate buttercream, brutti ma buoni and pomegranate sauce.

 

Lark RestaurantCapitol Hill

Lark Restaurant - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: John K | Yelp

Maple brown butter cake with candied walnut, maple gelée and burnt cinnamon crémeux. 

 

Cafe ChampagneDowntown Seattle

Cafe Champagne - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: Cafe Champagne Website

CRÈME BRÛLÉE 7. Need I say more? 

 

Nue SeattleCapitol Hill

Nue Seattle - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: Trip Advisor

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. Fun, festive and futuristic.

 

RockcreekFremont

Rockcreek - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: Christy K | Yelp

RockCreek S’mores, Valrhona chocolate mousse, graham, smoked meringue, graham tuile.  You don’t have to be an adult to consume but you probably are an adult. Please consume.

 

SawyerBallard

Sawyer - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: Aveena M | Yelp

Dily bars. Old, meet new school. New school, meet old. 

 

HomerBeacon Hill

Homer - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: https://www.theinfatuation.com)

Soft serve ice cream with booze. Can we have all of our ice cream served with booze?

 

The Art Of The TableFremont

The Art Of The Table - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: Angela W | Yelp

Carrot Cake – classic with rich, creative ingredients. 

 

Tilikum Place CafeBelltown

Tilikum Place Cafe - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: Annie Y | Yelp

Profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and pomegranate caramel.  For anyone who doesn’t know what a Profiteroles is (hint: it’s one of Seattle’s best desserts), Tilikum Cafe will give you the run down. 

 

The North Bend BakeryNorth Bend

North Bend Bakery - Seattle's Best Desserts - YPOSeattle
Photo Cred: North Bend Bakery Website

Chocolate and almond croissants.  This bakery, in the heart of Downtown North Bend, is to die for! It’s cute and quaint and the perfect spot for a delicious latte, people watching, or to grab a snack after a hike! 

Did we miss anything?  Add your favorites in the comments!

 

Side note: for anyone who wont be able to get through this list, we will be featuring some of these treats at our anniversary party on March 9th.  Join us!

 

Jamie Shindler

Jamie Shindler

VP of Marketing and Communications at Young Professionals of Seattle
Jamie Shindler is owner of Blue Crane Works, a local consulting firm specializing in marketing, account management, and creative services for startup and emerging companies (www.bluecraneworks.com).
Jamie Shindler