Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe

Bakery | Coffee House | Eclectic | Health Food
excellent
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Operating as a worker collective with right-thinking principles that include the use of actual cloth napkins and non-disposable flatware to minimize waste, gluten-free Fridays for people who are allergic, and a seasonal-local vegetarian menu, the Blue Scorcher has some of the best pastries anywhere. To wit: chocolate babka cupcakes, Irish brown butter cake with mascarpone filling, and mixed fruit ginger custard tartlets.

I was especially wowed by the extremely moist chocolate chip applesauce cake, which was full of little melting chips, as well as by a big block of chocolate gingerbread that delivers sharp ginger snap as well as a tsunami of chocolate flavor. Continue reading

Operating as a worker collective with right-thinking principles that include the use of actual cloth napkins and non-disposable flatware to minimize waste, gluten-free Fridays for people who are allergic, and a seasonal-local vegetarian menu, the Blue Scorcher has some of the best pastries anywhere. To wit: chocolate babka cupcakes, Irish brown butter cake with mascarpone filling, and mixed fruit ginger custard tartlets.

I was especially wowed by the extremely moist chocolate chip applesauce cake, which was full of little melting chips, as well as by a big block of chocolate gingerbread that delivers sharp ginger snap as well as a tsunami of chocolate flavor. The intensity of the latter could easily induce taste-buds overload were it not for the palliating globe of pure (organic) whipped cream offered on top.

I was so busy eating cakes and drinking good espresso that I did not even think to order from an interesting breakfast selection that includes house-made northwest cherry hazelnut granola, “breakfast of wonder” (poached eggs on greens with tempeh and toast), frittatas, and “huevos scorcheros.” Lunch items include pizza and calzones, veggie burgers, soups, and salads. Based on the goodness of the pastries, these are all worthy of a return visit. I did manage to come away with a loaf of asiago sourdough bread that was memorably delicious.

Dishes to try
Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe, Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake
Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake
Must-Try
Doots of soft, melty chocolate as well as plenty of applesauce make this cake lasciviously moist.
Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe, Chocolate Gingerbread
Chocolate Gingerbread
Must-Try
Chocolate and ginger are a winning one-two punch in this hunky cake. The whipped cream is optional, but recommended as a frothy balance to the intensity of the cake itself.
Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe, Espresso
Espresso
Coffee at the Blue Scorcher is, of course, organic and free trade. Espresso is velvet-smooth.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7am - 4pm
Monday7am - 4pm
Tuesday7am - 4pm
Wednesday7am - 4pm
Thursday7am - 4pm
Friday7am - 4pm
Saturday7am - 4pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
9 stops | 2 hr 46 min total driving
12 stops | 4 hr 9 min total driving
Information and Policies
Seasons
Summer, Fall, Winter
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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