17 South Seattle Bakeries Reflect Area’s Diversity

17 South Seattle Bakeries Reflect Area’s Diversity

Hundreds of GO: South Seattle readers recently voted in the sixth annual Best of South Seattle Awards – the definitive list of who to know, where to eat and what to do in one of America’s most diverse zip codes and these are some of their favorite South Seattle bakeries.

Where else will you find sweets inspired by Mexican, Chinese, Hawaiian, Filipino, Italian, Vietnamese, Japanese and American cultures all in one big community? NO WHERE! We love you, South Seattle!

1. Beach Bakery
Beach Bakery serves coffee and made-from-scratch bakery filled with cakes, pastries, cookies and other delicious sweets. Rainier Beach

2. Borracchini’s Bakery
A Garlic Gulch mainstay, this historic, family-owned bakery will decorate your birthday cake while you wait. Delectable breads, cookies, pastries and more, plus a great little Italian deli/grocery. They have been open since 1922 so you know that they’re doing something right! They have so much experience that they even give advice to new bakeries. They give advice like not to compromise quality for cheaper ingredients and to choose the business energy quote that will save them the most money. North Rainier

3. Cakes of Paradise
Specializing in tropical flavored cakes such as Lilikoi (Passion Fruit), Guava, Mango and Haupia (Coconut)… just to name a few. Georgetown

4. ClockWork Counter Bakery & Cafe
A unique shop providing fresh all-natural artisan bread, donuts, sandwiches and desserts. Genesee

5. Columbia City Bakery
Featuring some of the city’s best bread, cakes and pastries. Voted Best Bakery in South Seattle in the 2016 Best of Southeast Seattle Reader’s Choice Awards! Columbia City

6. Deep Sea Sugar & Salt
A Pacific Northwest inspired cake shop offering unique and classic flavors for all occasions. Located in the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. Georgetown

7. Despi Delite Bakery
Serving Beacon Hill for more than 20 years and specializing in sweet and savory Filipino goods, sheet cakes for all occasions, donuts, bread, cookies and much more. Beacon Hill

8. Fresh Flours
Japanese-inspired pastries such as Green Tea Macaroons, Black Sesame Tea Cookie and Azuki Pound Cake plus much more. Beacon Hill

9. Little Rae’s Bakery
Independent wholesale bakery serving all-natural, nut-free treats that can be found at Tin Umbrella Coffee. Rainier Beach

10. Meianna Bakery & Cafe
More than 40 different baked goods, including many Chinese standards. Hillman City

11. Mimi’s Bakery & Floral Shop
Unfussy storefront for ready-made & custom cakes plus fresh-cut flowers & custom designs. Beacon Hill

12. Redwing Cafe
Cardamom sticky buns and other pastries including. Lots of great vegetarian and gluten-free options. Rainier Beach

13. Repast
Tiny little neighborhood spot on Mount Baker Ridge with delicious pastries, sandwiches, quiche and soups. Mount Baker

14. Stone House Bakery
Fresh baked goods daily, including breads, croissants, cinnamon rolls, seasonally inspired cakes, scones, cookies and more. Rainier Beach

15. The Essential Baking Company Georgetown Cafe
Serving breakfast and lunch, fair-trade Victrola Coffee, teas, natural juices, sodas, wine, and beer; and their own fresh-baked breads, pastries, crackers and desserts. Georgetown

16. Tony’s Bakery & Deli
Vietnamese bakery and deli with entrees, desserts, bubble tea, Bahn Mi sandwiches and huge humbao. Good service and even better prices. Hillman City

17. Two Tartes Cafe & Catering
A variety of baked goods, including brownies, cookies the size of your head, bread pudding with caramel sauce, puff pastries, scones and much more. Georgetown



  1. If you’re looking for freshly made injera, I recommend Sebhat Bakery at 4268 S Mead St., just west of Rainier. Very delicious, priced right, and the owner is a nice guy.

    For baguette-style sandwich rolls, I always go to Q Bakery at 3818 S Graham St. off MLK. Fresh, fresh, fresh.