Kirkland >Hoffman's Fine Pastries
The best place in Seattle for cakes and pastries. I've always had great customer service from them so I don't understand the negative reviews here. The cakes we ordered were always great and an order of magnitude better than grocery bakeries.
Wow - what a great place.
I lived in Kirkland for years and enjoyed the great treats from Hoffman's especially Cinnamon Crisps. Having moved away from the area to Florida a couple of weeks ago I missed the Cinnamon Crisps. I gave them a call to see if I could order some and have them shipped. The person who answered the phone was thrilled and said absolutely!! Three days later on a blustery day in Florida I received a beautiful box with Cinnamon Crisps. THEY WERE AWESOME AND SO IS HOFFMAN"S.
Thanks for sending a bit of Kirkland to Florida!!!!
A BIRTHDAY THAT CAN'T BE REPLACED;RUINED. We ordered a birthday cake for our 32nd birthday party for our son. Our son who is a miracle to be here, after suffering sudden death. He is only one in 1.3 million to make it alive.So when his birthday comes along, it is important to us that he is still here; we celebrate! However, upon cutting the cake, it was extremely "soaked" I MEAN WET, SO WET THAT IT COULD NOT BE EATEN. i CALLED AND EXPLAINED THE SITUATION AND WAS FLIPPANTLY TOLD, "Gosh, I just can't imagine that, oops." Then I was told I would get a refund but was mailed a gift certificate. I did not want another product there. His birthday was ruined. They did not care. It was much, much better there over the past 20 years and now, it has seemed to go downhill. I have cancer and this may well be my last birthday with my son so they just don't understand nor care how important these holidays are to people. They need their PASSION BACK. THEY NEED TO CARE AGAIN. I don't like to be told "oops, sorry" in a flippant attitude and then be told I'd be getting my money back and then NOT get it back. That hurts. I hope they sit down and re-vamp their passion and remember the little things in life that count so much; the customer.
H-awful H-offman's. I agree with the negative press about how horrible the service is at Hoffman's these days. While the pastries are still one of the best around the Northwest, I've recently observed rude and unpleasant service from behind the counters. The last time I was there (Dec), I left with a bad taste in my mouth (so to speak). I inquired about one of the pastries and pronounced a word incorrectly, and though I realized my mistake and corrected myself, the person behind the counter looked at me with the ugliest look one can imagine, corrected me, and may as well have laughed to my face! It was an air of arrogance I've not seen in other venues. Yes, it was that bad and that embarassing! In fact, I was with an out-of-town guest, which made it all the more disappointing. It's definitely gone downhill from years prior and I think it's a shame that a place that can look so classy from the outside can be so unsophisticated on the inside!
The Best Wedding Cake Ever!!!!!.
What a wonder experience! Angie at Hoffman's helped me order my wedding cake from Texas via, e-mails and phone conversations. We live in Texas but our family lives in Seattle. Our Wedding was in Bellevue the day after Christmas. Angie took tons of time with me, We worked together until we came up with exactly what I wanted.
The cake was ready as promised and was absolutely stunning! Just as I hoped it would be. We could not believe how delicious it was. I have never tasted a cake that good. The guests were raving about the cake and returned for seconds. I can not tell you how pleased I was with the entire process. I only wished they were in Houston, TX, my home town. My next family visit to Seattle will include a stop at Hoffman's for some more mouth watering cake.
I ordered a Yule log for my holiday gathering. When I got to the bakery to pick up my order the line was long and the store was full of people.
Although the store was full with customers picking up their holiday purchases, the staff was like a well-oiled machine, prompt, and very helpful. There was even a gal dressed like Santa's elf (pretty cute) As I waited my turn, the store girls brought out little chocolate chip cookies for everyone to sample. When it was my turn, I picked up my Yule log and a coffee and I was off to my next stop. The Yule log was a big hit with my family. Thanks Hoffman’s for a job well done. I will be back next year for my Yule log and families birthday cakes.
Best place for traditional scratch baking!.
This bakery has some of the same staff that worked with Ed Hoffman and to this day instill the same great work ethic that they were taught.
I enjoy the one on one consultations I used to have with the chefs themselves. I needed a specialty cake for a great customers 50th Birthday and they guided me to the most wonderful cake I couldn't have created myself. Using creativity, innovativeness and skill they truly constructed a work of art.
The high standards of the bakery keep it what it is, an awesome place for a decorative cookie, cake, cup of soup or sandwich.
The best of the best!. I love Hoffman's cakes, but i have to say that i think their greatest accomplishments are their pastries. It's hard to find a bakery that makes all their own doughs, but Hoffman's does. Danish dough, croissant do, puff pastry, pie dough, you name it, they make it! And it's all made with the good stuff-lots of real butter, fresh eggs, fresh cream. My favorite breakfast item is the strudel-more specifically, the apricot cream cheese strudel. Talk about amazing puff pastry! Flaky, buttery, and balanced perfectly with the creamy cheese and tart, but sweet apricots. I have served it for dessert as well as breakfast, and I always get rave reviews. Another of my favorite pastries are their ham and cheese croissants-if my waistline could afford it, I'd have one everyday!
My Favorite Bakery.
Whenever I have an occasion is that calls for cake I never concider going anywhere but Hoffman's, even though other bakeries are closer to my home.
They have made truely creative cakes for me that featured among other things a compost pile for a gardener. A baby chick hatching from its eggshell for my friend who raises chickens. a "45 RPM" record for my brother's 45th birthday. When I needed treats to serve to my bird watching friends, I called Hoffman's and they iced sugar cookies to look like sparrows, tanagers and finches. They were awsome.
Beautiful cakes and pastries.
I love Hoffmans, I work as a server at EnJoy Catering. Frequently, I am asked to pick up clients orders at Hoffmans, this is because "Everyone LOVES Hoffmans"
The custom cakes, cookies, and pastries are always fresh and beautifully decorated.
When I go in to pick up an order, it is like they know me personally.
And in the summer, their raspberry tarts are sooo good.
I encourage anyone who is shopping at Kirklands Park Place center to stop in for coffee and a fresh scone; my personal favorite is the date nut.
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