Find Love in The Junction


Courtesy: Bakery Nouveau

There is no lack of love from West Seattle Junction restaurants and specialty food shops this Valentine’s Day. Whether your beloved likes sinfully chocolate treats or oysters and champagne, a trip to The Junction is just the thing to set Cupid’s arrow free. And remember: parking is always free in The Junction!

 Shoofly Pie Company

Shoofly Pie Co. believes in all butter crusts and homemade goodness. Seattleites must agree since this little pie company received Seattle magazine’s Best Restaurants of 2010 Reader Choice Award. All February long enjoy:

  • Bleeding Heart Cherry Pie
  • Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Bakery Nouveau

Another award winner, Bakery Nouveau tempts visitors everyday with their French-inspired pastries, breads, sandwiches and pizza.

  • Macaron for Two: A macaron large enough to share filled with chocolate mousse and topped with fresh fruit
  • St. Valentine: St. Honoré style dessert pairing the flavors of raspberry and vanilla
  • Valentine Chocolate Tart: Rich 60% chocolate ganache topped with a chocolate glaze and pink macaron hearts
  • Bakery Nouveau™ Chocolates: Assorted chocolates in red heart boxes or Bakery Nouveau boxes wrapped with red ribbon
Courtesy: Sugar Rush Baking Company

 Coffee to a Tea

Home to Sugar Rush Baking Company, this neighborhood kid-friendly coffee shop serves up tasty cupcakes, soups and sandwiches.

  • Heart Cakes for Two in Red Velvet, Ganache and Coconut
  • Imposter! Cupcakes: marshmallow filled chocolate cake dipped in ganache
  • Assorted cupcakes topped with heart-shaped brownies
  • Sugar cookies

Delicious cupcakes and stellar coffee at the heart of the West Seattle Junction.

  • Deathcakes (from 1/28-2/14 only): Theo Chocolate decadence, Stumptown espresso ganache, chocolate cake Royale
  • Special cupcake for February: Red Hot, chocolate cake Royale with a cinnamon peppery bite and flower-top frosting
  • Lovers Cupcake 2 Pack: Red Hot and Drizzled Strawberry made with strawberry preserves from this summer’s bounty and drizzled with ganache
  • Friends Cupcake 4 Pack: Red Hot, Drizzled Strawberry, Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, with a ganache drizzle

 Fresh Bistro

Innovative Pacific Northwest Cuisine in a welcoming environment.

From Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, Fresh Bistro is offering “Embracing Culinary Aphrodisiacs,” a prixe fix Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two.

Menu Highlights:

  • Duo of Oysters & Sparkling Wines
  • Avocado, Mango, and Ahi Tuna Poke with Toasted Sesame Seed Candy, Lime-Soy Pudding, Chili Pepper and Scallion Oil in a Crisp Plantain Cup
  • Fig and Pig Salad with Frisee, Arugula and Watercress with Orange Pistachio Brittle, Braised Pork Belly and Balsamic Vinny
  • Wagyu Tenderloin and Lobster
  • Deconstructed Beef Wellington with Truffles, Duxelles Puff Pastry, Foraged Mushrooms, Red Wine Peppercorn Demi and Pan Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
  • Chocolate Truffle Trio: Dark Chocolate Chili Pepper, Milk Chocolate Banana, White Chocolate Framboise served with Warm Almond Milk

 Tuscan Tea Room

This lovely and ornately appointed Junction newcomer offers lunch and afternoon tea, as well as house-blended loose leaf tea for sale. This Valentine’s Day weekend (February 12, 13 and 14), the Tuscan Tea Room will be offering:

  • Sweetheart Tea for little your sweetheart ages 13 and under featuring Heart Shaped Finger Sandwiches and Cookies and a special “milk flight” featuring chocolate, strawberry and peach milk.
  • Chocolate Valentine Tea with chocolate bacon Bruschetta, Espresso Crushed Chocolate NY Strip and a Salad Boat with Cranberry, Gorgonzola, Almonds and Cocoa Nibs.