Cafe de Lion (Queen Anne)
1629 Queen Anne Ave N #102
Seattle, WA 98109
Café de Lion is like an extra-elegant, French-inspired version of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. There are no Oompa Loompas here, but sometimes you see an Oompa Loompa–sized person running around: He’s called Lion, and his parents, Daisuke and Tomoyo Miura, named the place after him. Café de Lion’s desserts, like "Choco-dome," "Zen," and "Strawberry Planet" (!), are stunning. Tomoyo discovered her pastry talents when she traveled to Paris, originally to study fashion. She then spent a year and a half working with a pastry chef at a hotel—someone who would get in trouble if they were named. Mysterious! It just makes her creations that much more alluring.
Hours: Tues–Sun 11 am–7 pm
Categories: Bakery, Cafe, Restaurant
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