I'm so grateful that Fresh Flours is in
our neighborhood. It's such a bright, sunny place, the food is excellent and fresh, and the artwork is lovely. I always get the feeling that the staff and owner want to make the café a place where people will be happy and treated well. That's such a change from some cafes, such as Greenwood Chocolati and its violent artwork (bloody psychopaths holding bloody meat cleavers, anyone?) bitter and sludgy drinks (is it chocolate or mud) and staff that is always nagging you to buy some of their overpriced candies.
Luckily, there's Fresh Flours which, like Diva to the north, actually wants to have customers return, understands that all kinds of people go to the café (including children), and understands that it's part of a community. Just a lovely place.
Japanese-inspired sweets at a neighborhood hangout.
This family-friendly Phinney Ridge bakery (which now has a sister store in Ballard) doesn't limit itself to the usual bran muffins and croissants. Flavors like azuki bean, ginger, green tea and white chocolate define the pastry case, while savory croissants, soups and sandwiches round out the lunch menu. The baristas also pull a mean iced Americano. Fresh Flours' proximity to the zoo means you may be sharing the space with strollers and toddlers, but there's surprisingly ample seating indoors and outs.
Pastries with a makeover at this Japanese-influenced bakery hidden on top of Phinney Ridge.. In Short This modern-feeling bakery offers traditional baked treats with a Japanese twist: sweet red bean brioche, sweet potato tarts decorated with poppy seeds, green tea pound cake and lemon-ginger muffins topped with candied ginger. Green tiles and marbletop tables cozy up the otherwise white space; free wi-fi sweetens the deal. The lengthy tea list includes a matcha green tea latte and black teas in exotic flavors like blood orange and ginger tangerine.