Macrina Bakery was one of our food stops on our way down to Oregon. We were there to grab our second breakfast. This little bakery was so busy! We got there around 10:30am and there was already a line going from the pick up counter to the door. There was a separate line for eating-in diners, and we were really lucky to grab the last avaliable table for 3.
Given that this was my second breakfast, I wasn’t completely hungry, I still went for the Salmon Scramble. My friends ordered the Buttermilk Waffle, and a Sandwich with Salad and Potatoes.
The Salmon Scramble was a sandwich with scrambled egg, smoked salmon, and chive crème fraiche. The bread looked like a poppy seed bagel at first, but it was actually an onion bialy bread. I really liked the bread. There was a hole in the middle of the bread, and that was where all the onions were. The bread was really soft and buttery. The egg was soft and there was a decent amount of smoked salmon, but in my opinion, the bread totally stole the dish. The Salmon Scramble also came with baked potatoes, and salad.
If I ever get to come back to get brunch, I’m definitely going to order the Buttermilk Waffle. My friend really enjoyed the waffle, and I was questioning why he wasn’t using any syrup, he said he didn’t have to. After having a piece of it myself, I totally agreed with him. The waffle was so delicious. It had a flavor of its own, buttery, a little sweet, really fantastic. It was topped with fresh whipped cream, hazelnut, and figs. The menu at Macrina Bakery are always changing, you may find different toppings on the waffle, but not to worry, the waffle itself is the real deal.
I left this place really stuffed, but I still took a slice of Lemon Bar to go for the road. The Lemon Bar was pretty good, but a little too sweet to eat it by itself. It would be a good pastry to eat with a cup of coffee. The bakery’s got a great vibe, and it only got busier later in the day. On the menu, it shows the dates that the menu would be used at the bakery. I liked their effort to change and print new menus periodically. Great spot for brunch.
2408 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121