A former machine store on Jensen Marina in Portage Bay is now a bakery serving up hazelnut butter toast and bratwurst sandwiches — blessed by its very own patron saint and a stained glass window to match. Saint Bread softly opened previous 7 days at 1421 NE Boat Road, as reported by Seattle PI and Seattle Fulfilled.
The undertaking is from the heavy-hitting baking crew of Yasuaki Saito, Michael Sanders, and Randi Rachlow, a trio of buddies who had labored alongside one another at London Aircraft. “We are excited to get back again collectively and serve our neighborhood. We’re not significantly into level of competition and we’re just attempting to do our very best and make things we feel are mouth watering,” Saito tells Eater by means of e mail.
The end result is a menu that spans French, Japanese, American, and Scandinavian traditions, as the workforce drew inspiration from their heritages and encounters. Pastries include cardamom knots, chocolate croissants, and melonpan (that Japanese sweet bun is also the supply car or truck for a steamed egg and cheese sandwich). Try toasts on freshly baked bread, with toppings from ricotta to avocado to smoked trout. The kitchen area presents dishes like an okonomiyaki tortilla, along with get-and-go items from salads to grain bowls to sandwiches.
On the beverage aspect, come across Very pleased Mary Espresso and Rishi Tea along with area beers like Holy Mountain & Lucky Envelope and non-alcoholic beverages from Lemoncocco to Dr Pepper. The program is to finally include wine and cocktails.
Check out out the current food stuff menu beneath:
Saint Bread tapped Melissa Glenn and Jim Graham at GBA to design the space, alongside with the site’s grasp approach architects Weber Thompson. “We have been all fully commited to retaining the device shop’s character and incorporating to the record of craft on the Jensen Marina,” states Saito.
The bones of the primary construction stay, from the exterior siding to the rafters and beams and the principal entry’s sliding barn doorways. That “Saint Bread” stained glass window is a collaboration between Factory North & Studio Superconductor.
“Jonny Ashcroft of Superconductor, who digitally painted our Saint Bread icon, requested his uncle Rick Ashcroft, a stained glass artist, to aid us generate the window. It is lovely and when the morning sunlight shines by way of it, the bakery is crammed with colored light-weight,” Saito states.
Saint Bread’s latest operating hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays by way of Fridays. Ultimately, the program is to open up extra days and hours at the time the Saint Bread team is in the swing of items. “We are seeking ahead to summer time on the water,” says Saito, noting that the workforce is ending get the job done on a 2nd patio to supplement a coated and heated deck. Just as the bakery integrated the structure’s present characteristics, that new patio will be shaded with sails from the authentic boathouse.