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Bakery Nouveau

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4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4412
(206) 923-0534
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 399
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best bakery in the world

Like most people I love my coffee and croissants in the morning.!!!! I just spent three weeks in Spain and Portugal, and last year's six weeks in France… this bakery tops any European bakery by far!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jenvest
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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Like most people I love my coffee and croissants in the morning.!!!! I just spent three weeks in Spain and Portugal, and last year's six weeks in France… this bakery tops any European bakery by far!!!!

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Thank jenvest
Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have ordered almost all my holiday cakes from them for the past few years and they never disappoint. I honestly can't even walk out without buying a few extra treats when I pick up the cakes.

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Thank Kwoo87
Seattle, WA
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

There are a number of excellent bakeries in Seattle and Bakery Nouveau is as good as any of them. Whether you are looking for a delicious loaf of bread, or a yummy pastry, or a handmade chocolate, this is your place. You can also get excellent sandwiches and, on certain days, pizza. The store is small, and there is often... More 

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Thank BLDSeattle_WA
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

If there is one major weakness I have, it is for a good french bakery. This one is tops!! I recommend and have tried almost everything there. The only thing they are not 5 star at in my opinion, is their cookies. They are famous for their twice baked croissants and they do not disappoint. I love the savory choices... More 

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1 Thank jillannelewis
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a must see in Seattle! We take every visitor we have to this outstanding bakery! The twice baked almond and chocolate croissants are the classics! We've been all over the world and this is still the best we have ever had. You really can't go wrong with anything you order!

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1 Thank Seattlenewsie
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Unable to get to France for your bakery needs? No worries - West Seattle is a much closer trip. Don't be surprised to see a line out the door. Don't be intimidated...it's worth the wait. A score is getting inside and seeing that a corner of a table is opening up. Don't be shy...Ask to share the space; it's expected.... More 

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Thank QueenJB22
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Don't be in a hurry. Enjoy the smells as you stand in line and chat with people you don't know (crazy huh?). Or get there early and skip the line. Either way this place has wonderful quality bakery goodies and a staff that is interested in serving you, not hurrying you along. You can call in orders 48 hours in... More 

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Thank Amy P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I live in Ballard about 4 blocks from another pastry shop, so why do I visit Bakery Nouveau? Because the pastries are delicate and not burnt (yes, I have been to France and some pastries are more "done" than others but these taste burnt-on my "Honor" they sell burnt pastries-the service is first rate. We have a family of four... More 

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Thank Cynthia S
Seattle
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

delicious bakery. I think they have something for everyone. Cakes, macrons, chocolates, lots of yummy things

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Thank Jennifer W
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I go to the Capitol Hill location. Their food is amazing and their staff is chipper and efficient. This place is a real treasure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 923-0534

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?