A La Mode Pies

Written by on September 16, 2016 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 1 Comment

(alamodeseattle.com) – Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle, Washington

A La Mode Pies

How I heard of this place: Walking home from the Woodland Park Rose Garden one day in the late spring, I couldn’t help but walk in and check it out. Excited by the prospect of home-baked, decadent pies, I returned with my husband in celebration of our little one’s 16-month birthday.

A La Mode Pies Display Case

Type of cuisine: Pies. Pies. Glorious pies. Caffé Umbria espresso beverages.

Ambiance: Walking up NW 59th Street, one can peek into the bakery, where the magic begins.

A La Mode Pies Bakery

Limited seating at cozy bistro tables, facing the busy Phinney Avenue North, the small shop brings customers in by the dozen!

A La Mode Pies Cafe Interior

The line of patrons continued, covering the display case of gorgeously presented pies, as each chose his flavor and walked away with a big smile on his face!

A La Mode Pies Bar & Line

A small barquette allows for those dining in to chat with their baristas, take a look behind the scenes into the bakery and savor each fork-full of sweetness.

A La Mode Pies Barquette

The cuteness of the chic space continues as you take a look around, a little higher, and find cake plates lining the shelves above the windows and the Ice Cream/Beverages refrigerators.

A La Mode Pies Cake Plates

What I ordered: We started with a slice of the Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie ($6),

A La Mode Pies Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie

and one Blue Hawaiian Petite Pie ($7),

A La Mode Pies Blue Hawaiian Petite Pie

a mug of hot water, and a large (16-ounce) Caffe Mocha ($4.15).

A La Mode Pies Our Table

On a return visit, Thursday, 29 December 2016Out of town guests and a cold, rainy evening called for some pie!

The take-away order included a Blue Hawaiian Petite Pie ($7) and three slices. Our slices: French Apple, Peanut Butter Cream, and Marionberry Hazelnut.

What I loved: Everything. All of it. The mocha was dark, perfectly balanced with the sweet and the coffee, rich and just hot enough to enjoy without burning your tongue. The Blue Hawaiian a wonderful medley of crushed pineapple sweetening the inch-high (or more) layer of blueberries topped with a toasted coconut crumble.

The delicate sweetness of our caramel pecan pie with a dark chocolate drizzle. I need them. All. Again.

Why I loved it: A cute, cozy space, friendly and efficient service…And then there were none. The plates say it all.

A La Mode Pies And Then There Were None

Cost: Average to high ($6 – $7 per single-serve dessert)

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  1. Dr. Mo says:

    Yummers! Can’t wait to try it!!!!

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