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QA (Seattle) Coffee/Bakery/doughnuts

tilt | Mar 9, 2008 08:43 PM

For the past two months I have gone to Macrena almost every morning to get what I call a Blackberry scone, and what the bakery natzis call a Marionberry biscut... every day I walk in, and face the surly "Artisan" bakers, a few are nice, but most have no customer service skills in the least. And after two months I should be known as "the biscut guy"

Last week I walked in , and in my daze I asked for a Blackberry Biscut, and was told that they didn't have any, I looked in the case and said " Oh, I ment Marionberry biscut"... I then asked what the difference between a marion berry and a blackberry was - (knowing full well that a marionberry is a cross between two blackberries that was developed at OSU in Marion County Oregon) I was then told by the holyer than thou staff person that a marion berry was closer to a blueberry than a blackberry, and that they must call it a marionberry in case anyone is allergic....I shook my head......

The next morning I went to the new top pot location on Galer.I walked in to the clean, bright room, to the tune of giggleing of three gals behind the counter, and the faint sounds of upbeat 90 pop music (dare I say the Backstreet boys ?) These gals were having fun - I asked for a Maple Bar, and it was perfect... as was the fun attitude of those working there. I went back on Friday, same crew, music a bit more subdued, but still with the same fun attitude....

This Morning we went to Cafe Fiore on Galer across the street from Top Pot , again, service with a smile, and a true feeling that they appreciated that we were ther - I've never got that feeling from Macrena - so now with two great alternatives, I'll be going to work via Galer, and not Mcgraw !


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