Grand Central bakery is one of the small Seattle bakeries that building the city’s national reputation for artisan bread. Thick crusty loaves with names I can’t even pronounce. You find the bread at local grocers and at Grand Central’s cafes, one of which is on Eastlake Ave. The café is large and airy, with a good number of patio tables and chairs outside with a great view Eastlake Ave and a sidelong glance at Queen Anne hill on the other side of Lake Union. The coffees and teas are consistent (they have a good iced passion fruit tea during the spring and summer), and the pastries are delicious. They also do a very brisk lunch business. WARNING: If you are cold-natured, sit outside during spring and summer—they keep the air cranked so high you’ll be shivering through your ciabatta with proscuitto and roasted red peppers.