Le Panier Very French Bakery. This a little bakery beside Starbucks in Pike Place. While hundreds poor into the Starbucks mothership waiting, I slip into Le Panier for a cup of espresso, macaroons and palmier.
Sometimes I wonder what the fuss next door is all about while I can enjoy the simplicity of sipping my joe while dreaming looking out the window. The smell of freshly baked pastry and bread is intoxicating. The staff are friendly and quick.
Their macaroons are soft and tender inside; eggshell like outside. My favourite is still their lemon and orange macaroons. The flaky and slightly sweetened palmier makes a cup of bitter joe delightful. If you are a sweet tooth do try the Chocolatine (chocolate croissant with almond cream) … Everything about this place is simple, homey sort of vibe with delicious ingredients!
1902 Pike Place, Seattle,
WA 98101, United States
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