Madison Kitchen

Written by on May 13, 2015 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Madison Valley neighborhood, Seattle, Washington

Madison Kitchen

How I heard of this place: A friend wanted to get together for a small bite before heading to a café or tea house to indulge in a sweet treat and a cup of warm-something on a rainy, grey, Seattle spring day. She suggested Madison Kitchen.

Madison Kitchen Barista Space

Type of cuisine: A simple, yet very Seattle selection of breakfast sandwiches, paninis/grilled sandwiches and soups/salads and house-made pastries.

Madison Kitchen Condiment Bar & Water Jug

Ambiance: Simple and sweet, the awning in front covering the minimalist patio space under the trees lining the sidewalk, nearly masking the floor-to-ceiling street-facing windows.

Madison Kitchen Pastry Display

Indoors, a cozy charm surrounds with the wooden accents and glass drop lighting.

Madison Kitchen Salad Display

Limited seating is found throughout, along the right wall and at the entryway to allow space for those placing orders at the walk-up counter, alongside displays of salads, pastries and the coffee bar.

What I ordered: Ready for a sweet treat on this dreary day, I couldn’t pass up the bars they are known for, but had to sample more! I started with a chocolate chip cookie ($2) to eat at the establishment,

Madison Kitchen My Selection

while my friend and dining companion had a Salad Trio for lunch: including the roasted beets, faro salad, and broccoli slaw.

Madison Kitchen Salad Trio

To take away, I selected the S’mores bar ($3.25),

Madison Kitchen S'mores Bar

and the Gluten-Free Chocolate Pecan Cookie ($3.25).

Madison Kitchen Chocolate Pecan Cookie 1

Just before we left, my friend picked up an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie for her beau, and the Tahini-Pistachio Shortbread ($3.25) for us to nibble on as we ended our conversation and made our way out.

Madison Kitchen Tahini Pistachio Shortbread Bar

What I loved: The abundance of chocolate chips in the cookie!

Madison Kitchen Chocolate Chip Cookie Tray

The beauty of the large bars, and the creativity of the Tahini-Pistachio bar: the texture and flavor of halva, and flaky goodness of shortbread paired perfectly with soft dark chocolate and the crunch of pistachios. But my stand-out favorite was the Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Cookie.

Madison Kitchen Chocolate Pecan Cookie 2

Why I loved it: Simple elegance, a diverse crowd of neighbors, colleagues and people of all ages.

Cost: Average ($2 – $5 per treat)

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