Bakery Nouveau Makes a Sublime Splash on Capitol Hill

Expect the same West Seattle-style long lines at BN's new Capitol Hill locale
Allison Austin Scheff  |   October 2013   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
Sweet and decadent chocolate cake from Bakery Nouveau

The line has been out the door at pastry chef William Leaman’s West Seattle Bakery Nouveau ever since it opened in 2006, and when the Capitol Hill locale debuted in the spring in a long-deserted space, it didn’t take long for lines to snake out the door there, too. But those queues aren’t for the croissants and Danish; nearby Inès Patisserie and Crumble & Flake do superior versions of those. What’s worth cooling your heels for are the excellent sandwiches—a BLT with Brie cheese and peppery bacon on a baguette or a messy focaccia sandwich bursting with roasted veggies (both, $7.70)—and the exquisitely decorated cakes decked out with chocolate ribbons, candied fruits and luminous glazes. Pay special attention to the mousse cakes, whipped to a heavenly texture and sublime as can be. Breakfast and lunch daily. Capitol Hill, 1435 E John Court, Suite 137; 206.858.6957;