Welcome to Crumble & Flake
Crumble & Flake, a corner bakery in Capitol Hill, is the new hotspot in Seattle. Expect a line to form well before opening, especially on the weekends.
Fig and Olive Tapenade Roll
This fig and olive tapenade roll ($3.25) is great for those who like their sweets on the savory side. The roll has a pleasant, flaky texture, and marries the saltiness of olives with the honey-like sweetness of figs.
Croissant lovers (and even non-croissant lovers) will enjoy the kouign amann ($2.75). Few places in Seattle sell this classic French treat, which is made from puffed layers of butter and sugar-laden pastry. Crumble & Flake’s is a little on the small side, but it packs a punch with its caramelized butteriness.
In a city that’s starting to go croissant-crazy, Crumble & Flake offers options for both sweet and savory croissants.
The Plain Croissant
The plain croissant ($2.25), with its slightly moist inside, good crumb, and flaky crust, is one of the best I've had in Seattle.
Smoked Paprika and Cheddar Croissant
Seattleites are buzzing about the Smoked Paprika and Cheddar Croissant ($3.75). As the croissant heats up, the cheese bakes into a crispy shell. The pastry has a nice balance of butter and cheese flavors, plus a smokey hint of paprika.
The patisserie offers a daily selection of colorful macarons ($2.25). The smooth shells of the macarons have a firm crunch that yield to a chewy softness upon biting into them. The lemon and caipirinha macarons are lighter with just the right amount of citrus notes, while the chocolate macaron is denser and will definitely appeal to chocolate lovers. Don’t get too attached to any particular flavor, though, as they’re subject to change day-to-day.
This “adult Oreo” ($2.00) is a sandwich of brownie-like cookies and cream.
The currant scone ($2.25) is cake-like and kissed with a welcome hint of salt.
Chef at Work
Chef Neil Robertson prepares cream puffs, which are filled to order.
There are no tables or counters inside the patisserie, so you take your pastries and desserts to go.