Great for: coffee, breakfast, doughnuts, hanging out, price
As promised, here is the 2nd installation of Seattle Eats.
Was just looking through my Picasa3 albums on photos from June – right after the epic road trip where a group of us took a 9 day drive across the U.S. from South Dakota to Seattle (yes, that is a hell lot of driving)…totally filled me with an immense sense of longing. I miss that place.
In any case, the first album taken on the 1st of June consisted of shots from an early breakfast jaunt at Top Pot Doughnuts – a popular breakfast place near JS’s apartment where the lucky people living in Seattle get to saunter in at any time of the day (till 7pm) for some lovely doughnuts.
Upon stepping into the eatery, I was engulfed by the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee and doughnuts. The place was brightly lit by streams of morning sunlight pouring through the glass-pane front facade of the cafe. There was an elaborate bookshelf to the left of the entrance that spanned the entire height of the cafe and was well-stocked with books. In short, the bakery felt like a comfy loft more than anything else! It was a great place to start off a brand new day.
The friendly staff at the counter gave some hints on which doughnuts were popular and we made our choice, collected our doughnuts (not before getting our morning caffeine of course) and proceeded to the second level (this place is kinda huge for a bakery/cafe) to start on our breakfast.
I have NEVER tasted anything like the Apple Fritter doughnut that I ordered. Although covered with glazing, it was not too overly saccharin ed – unlike many of the mass-produced over-the-counter doughnuts out there. This was one doughnut that had a delicate and well-proportioned blend of cinnamon spice, little bits of apple, fried dough and icing …all acting as complements to one another. The dough was light and fluffy too, a great change from those conventional dense ones.