Slideshow: What to Eat at Honoré Artisan Bakery, Seattle

Kouign Amann
Kouign Amann
The Kouign Amann ($2.45) is king at Honoré. Living up to the literal meaning of “butter cake,” this is a fairly tall version with delicious caramel layers and kissed with a perfect amount of salt. You can sit outside in your throne of an Adirondack chair and be the envy of all as you crack into your crusty pastry and admire how well butter and sugar mingle together.
Pear Danish
Pear Danish
At Honoré, you’ll find different fruit danishes at different times of the year, but the Pear Danish ($2.95) is a consistent favorite, with the soft fruit contrasting the crispy pastry.
Wild Huckleberry Tart
Wild Huckleberry Tart
In the seasonal department, this Wild Huckleberry Tart ($3.50) is simply irresistible. It's gorgeous to see, like a snowy Crater Lake of “cake” beckoning a look down at what's below. A bite starts with crisp pastry crust, then the taste of strong berries sweetened by a sprinkling powdered sugar, and finally some soothing pastry cream.
Croissant
Croissant
The Croissant ($2.50) is one of the longest in town. I’m not the only one who’s noticed some inconsistency in baking results, but when they’re at their best, these croissants are quite crispy and offer nice contrast between crumb and crust.
Inside the Croissant
Inside the Croissant
Lots of airy layers.
Welcome to Honoré
Welcome to Honoré
A sign of sweet pastries inside at Honoré. Grab a coffee and a treat, then a seat at the window, in an Adirondack chair out front, or tucked away in the "secret" courtyard behind the bakery.