Louisa’s Cafe & Bakery

Written by on January 19, 2011 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(louisascafe.com) –  Eastlake

How I heard of this place: I first heard of Louisa’s when I was gifted the Entertainment Book several years ago. Since then, I have had my hair done at Bridge Blonde Salon next door, and walked/jogged past it on numerous occasions on the way to or from visiting friends. Not until I met Nicky, one of the bakers, did I make it a point to find a reason to dine there!

Type of cuisine: Parisian-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a refined blend of comfort food and northwest flare.

Ambiance: The corner cafe is spacious and rustic. Walk up to the order counter to place your orders, to gaze, speechless into the pastry case. Sample one of their many cookies availble (from peanut butter to chocolate chip walnut, from snickerdoodles to oatmeal raisin) or a pastry cut into bite sized pieces. Seating at wooden tables, with pew-like benches on one side, chairs on the other, patrons find a space to work on laptops over coffee, read the paper over breakfast, or enjoy conversation with a dear friend over lunch. Tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows bring in the feel of open spaces while allowing for much natural light to enter the casual, neighborhood premises.

What I ordered: Being my first time here, I wanted something satisfying and simple, and selected the Standard Breakfast ($6.50), two eggs (over easy) with Louisa’s potatoes and toast, served with a side of four slices of crispy to perfection bacon (for an additional ($2). My dining companion went for the lighter, more simple, yet very European Breakfast in Paris ($8.95), with a warm croissant, honey yogurt, sliced fruit and fresh butter. A side of bacon had to grace her plate, as well (for $3 more).

What I loved: The bacon. ’nuff said. The garlicky potatoes were tasty, the eggs soft and creamy, the bread fresh and hearty, but the perfectly crisped bacon stole the show.

Why I loved it: The cozy, neighborhood feel and the friendly staff make Louisa’s a great spot to stop in for a beverage, take a cookie to go, or enjoy the serenity and comfort, the ease and simplicity of the space while dining in.

Cost: Average ($6.95 – $9.95 per breakfast entree)

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