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Macrina Bakery & Cafe

1943 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
| +1 206-623-0919
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The Show at Macrina Bakery Seattle Washington United States

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Sun 8am - 5pm
Mon - Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5pm

The Show at Macrina Bakery

My pick for the best cafe in Seattle, Macrina Bakery's headquarters in SoDo, has one of the coolest features I've ever seen: two giant glass windows that let you look into the kitchen and watch the show.

Macrina's workers operate at a nonstop, breakneck pace, and that kind of energy can be contagious. The table in this picture is lined with workers on both sides, and they flour and flatten dough in a rhythmic criss-crossing assembly line. They throw the dough to each other from one side to the other in a perfectly coordinated fashion.

Besides the show, Macrina has the best bread in the city. Get there early and buy a loaf fresh from the oven, the smell will fill your car on the way home.