Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack Baking Co., $2.50 each

It's hard to get the attention of motorist barrelling down Lake City Way, but the Sugar Shack Baking Co. does its best with a mural as big as the building and as bright as the most tantalizing turn signal. Inside, things are much more relaxed, with ample seating and walls hung with local art. The menu features homestyle baked goods such as cupcakes, bars, muffins, cookies, rolls, along with savories. sandwiches, soup, and of course, coffee. On the day I visited, the baker on duty was a graduate of Seattle Central Community College's lauded Culinary Arts program and the scones (apricot-ginger, raspberry-strawberry-lemon, and blueberry) were clearly a professional job--big, crusty, moist, and fruity rather than just sugary.

Sugar Shack Baking Co.
8056 Lake City Way
Seattle, WA

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