Popped in this morning to try this 2-month old bakery's pastries. They hit a home run. I loved both the pastries I tasted:
- the hazelnut croissant is really more of a flat pinwheel pastry. Not too sweet, just the right amount of hazelnuts, and perfectly flaky. Oh. so. good.
- kouign amann (pronounced "queen aman") is a pastry I'd never had before. I'm glad I tried it at Honore. It's a hockey-puck size round brioche-style dough topped with a thin layer of carmelized sugar and just a tiny amount of salt.
Besides the stellar pastries, I absolutely loved the atmosphere. It's a very clean industrial space with minimal decor, but what they do have is beautiful wood touches and charming jazz music. It's just delightful.
Although I didn't order a coffee, I saw they brew Lighthouse beans, which I like.
They didn't have many customers this morning. I really hope they make it because from what I've seen, they're doing everything right. Seek this place out. It's on a quiet side street just off 15th. I can't wait to go back. (maybe tomorrow morning?)
Honore Artisan Bakery
1413 NW 70th St, Seattle, WA