A long time ago, before there was Alki Bakery wholesale operations and before the car crashed through the front door during a police chase, causing the whole store to be remodeled (the store was closed, so nobody was hurt) I used to work at the Alki Bakery. That was really hard, because they still baked everything there, so I started the morning smelling the cinnamon rolls being baked (cream cheese frosting), which then morphed into the smell of foccaccia pizzas (I don't believe they make these anymore) and finally to the smell of baking bread. I gained a bit of weight working there. I may be biased, but while the Alki Bakery is always a good place to go, particularly for breakfast pastries and dessert, it is not quite what it used to be. In any event, I miss the old smells of yore.