We have yet to find a great bakery on the Eastside so this bakery made my husband and I tempted to make this our Sunday brunch routine--ferry, exercise to bakery, binge on amazing quality and selection of carbs-o-rama.
So my husband and we ladies opted for roasted beet soup with thick, yeasty slices of oatmeal bread while the boys lunched on white bean and roasted vegetable chili. Then we shared a savory caramelized pear, gorgonzola, and toasted walnut tart and a dark, spicy slab of gingerbread laced with whiskey. The kids found room for slabs of dessert trio:
Double Chocolate Cheesecake.
Hazelnut Torte with Cream and Grand Marnier
Snow Ball Cake (two chocolate layers wrapped in cream and coconut).
Not surprisingly, the kids weren't able to finish and even our help, large mounds of desert remained. Yep, it's a bakery after my own heart. Now, a la Claim Jumper, bigger is not always better with their mediocre to plain disgusting desserts, but if you can make something really yummy and make it large enough to share, yep, you've got me. Furthermore, prices seemed reasonable to cheap compared to bakeries I've been to of the same caliber in the Napa Valley or San Francisco.
Verdict: Blackbird Bakery is a must visit on a trip to Seattle/Bainbridge Island. Yum!