The Essential Baking Company Bellevue Café is pleased to offer $1 off coffee and hot chocolate between 6-7pm daily during Snowflake Lane. Come in and grab something hot before standing outside to watch the show. The show runs November 29 – December 24 Nightly at 7 p.m. For more information visit:
One of our most favorite times of the year is when we do our annual Toy Drive for the children of Mary’s Place. Every year we collect toys at our four café locations. We then get the wonderful opportunity to go to Mary’s Place and actually help in handing out the toys to the children during the Mary’s Place Holiday celebration. You can join us in helping by donating a toy or book into the donation box at any of our Georgetown, Wallingford, Madison Park or Bellevue Café locations. When you make a donation to our Toy Drive, we’ll give you a dollar off your café purchase.
What is Mary’s Place?
Mary’s place is a non-profit organization that empowers homeless women and children to reclaim their lives by providing shelter, nourishment, resources, healing and hope in a safe community.Mary’s Place is an agency that provides homeless women and their children rescue, respite, nutrition, safety and shelter in a setting where relationships are affirmed, love and hope are discovered and a new future begins. In response to the increasing numbers of homeless families, in 2012-2013 Mary’s Place opened three new family night shelter programs and expanded services for children and families at our Day Center.
How is Mary’s Place different from other homeless shelters?
Mary’s Place is only the shelter in King County that accepts homeless women with children. It is unique in that it empowers women to take control of their lives by first providing for basic needs such as hygiene, shelter, food, and clothing; and then by giving them access to tools, information, support groups and resources to find employment, housing, medical and/or financial services. Mary’s Place gives women life-changing hope by providing the love and acceptance of a caring community of women.
All donations are greatly appreciated and will go to a child in need this holiday!
Last day for donation drop off is DECEMBER 23rd at 3pm.
Customers who donate a toy will receive $1 off their café purchase!
Thank You & Happy Holidays!
“More biking it and liking it!” is the mission at Bike Benefits Seattle, an organization that encouraging more biking with incentives like discounts. At our Essential Baking Company Cafes, you can purchase a Bike Benefits sticker for your helmet for just $5. Showing your sticker to our employees gets you 10% off your purchase. This sticker is also good at all other discount locations.
Encouraging more biking in Seattle! Here’s how it works:
1. Individuals get a $5 sticker for their bike helmet.
2. Show their helmet when they ride to one of our bike friendly Essential Baking Company Café locations.
3. Receive a 10% discount off your purchase as a reward for riding!
Yeah for bikes…Yeah for Bike Benefits!
The Essential Baking Company Hearth-Baked Breads
Fremont Sour White
Pain du George
Potato Demi Baguette
The Essential Baking Company Bake At Home Breads:
Pain Au Levain
The Essential Baking Company Gluten Free Breads
Super Seeded Multigrain (Sliced and Rolls)
Sunny Seeded White
Another month has come and gone and The Essential Baking Company would like to extend a warm welcome to new account customers for July. Our friends, families and fans inspire us to do our craft, every day.
The Tiny Ninja Café is located in the Fremont area of Seattle and offers a selection of our sliced artisan breads to complement their deliciously crafted sandwiches. The perfect accompaniment to one of their many music shows. Check out their site for show times. As they say on their website, Tiny Ninja is about doing good…evolving as a humans …looking at ourselves logically and improving our lives…through food, coffee, art and music.
The Bridge Coffee House is nestled south of Haller Lake in the Northgate community. They offer an array of our pastries from blueberry muffins and banana bread to our chocolate indulgence cookies. Drop by and grab a pastry or sit down and enjoy a house made sandwich or sub. They also offer Sospeso (Suspended Coffee) like our cafes!
Nick’s off Market is a cozy neighborhood restaurant with a full bar in Ballard’s Post Office District, they have a great menu that features The Essential Baking Company products. Swing by, relax grab a bite and enjoy a pint.
We love having Sundance Cinemas in Seattle. You can now enjoy some Essential Baking goodies while enjoying a movie. Browse their website for show times.
Check out these great places on your next outing and tell them we sent you.
Our Wallingford Café Manager, Ashley Mengoni, had an idea. An idea that would help people in our community by showing them support when they need it most. We’ve spread the word to homeless organizations such as Mary’s Place and Homeless In Seattle about The Essential Baking Sospeso (Suspended Coffee) Project and it’s been such a huge success that we’ve decided to expanded “Sospeso” to include bread! Customers can request to purchase an extra cup of coffee or bread with their order and receive one wooden token for coffee and two wooden tokens for bread. They then place the tokens in the jar on the café counter so a person in need is able to inconspicuously redeem them for a free cup of coffee and a loaf of bread at a later time.
Rex Hohlbein of Homeless In Seattle, raises awareness by giving homelessness a face through his beautiful pictures. They are now on display at The Essential Baking Company’s Wallingford Café. Come visit Ashley and her Team at The Essential Baking Company’s Wallingford Café and ask for a bread “sospeso”.
Update: We have expanded this project to all of The Essential Baking Company Cafes in Wallingford, Madison, Georgetown and Bellevue.
The Essential Baking Company is a proud sponsor of Seattle Reign women’s soccer club! Check out the game schedule and buy tickets by going to the Seattle Reign FC Website.
The Seattle Reign FC is an American professional women’s soccer team based in Seattle, Washington. The team began play in 2013 in the new eight-team National Women’s Soccer League that receives support from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and the Mexican Football Federation (FMF). Check out their Facebook Page for more information.
Go Seattle Reign!
Why not kick Book Club up a notch and combine it with Happy Hour! We even have something for the kids! The University Book Store Bellevue and The Essential Baking Company Bellevue Cafe are offering ongoing Book Clubs and Cafe Specials.
The University Book Store is located at 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425.462.4500. The Essential Baking Company Cafe is just inside. With convienent parking, delicious food, treats, and books galore; you won’t want to leave.
Our Essential Baking Company Wallingford Cafe Manager, Ashley Mengoni
has a big heart and a big idea! She’s come up with a way to provide warmth to
those in need. It’s called The Essential Baking Sospeso (Suspended Coffee) Project, and the concept is simple. Buy two coffees and take one. Simply request to purchase an extra cup of coffee with your order and receive a wooden token to place in the
jar on the cafe counter. A person in need will then be able to redeem your
token for a free cup of coffee at a later time.
The idea came when Ashley learned about caffè sospeso (translated from Italian: suspended coffee), the 100 year old tradition in Naples, Italy where someone would order a sospeso (suspended), paying the price of two coffees but receiving and drinking only one. A person in need would later inquire whether there was a sospeso available and would then be served a free cup of hot coffee. This tradition is being embraced in Europe today during tough economic times, as reported by NPR in April 2013.
Ashley brought the idea to her team at The Essential Baking Company and discussed it with Rex of Homeless In Seattle, who posted the following on the Homeless In Seattle Facebook Page, ”Three weeks ago Ashley Mengoni, the manager of The Essential Baking Company in Wallingford, came to the (Homeless In Seattle) office to chat about a beautiful idea she was having, one that provided for those in need, she would loveLOVE to offer a FREE cup of coffee at the Bakery for those that were living on the street, wowWOW!
Her thought is that customers could buy a cup of coffee for someone by purchasing a wooden token that would then get dropped into a jar on the counter; easy peazy!
Imagine all the good GOOD feelings that will come from this, the conversations AND connections!
Ashley you are really remarkable, THANK YOU for acting on your compassion, for finding a beautiful way to help connect community.
Wallingford neighborhood | Rex”
Come visit us at The Essential Baking Company Wallingford Cafe and help us spread the word about The Wallingford Project.
University Bookstore welcomes Karyn King for a book signing and reading from her book San Juan Island and Beyond—A Photographer’s Journey, a pictorial tour of the most stunning seascapes and marine wildlife in western Washington.
Introducing our Happy Hour Menu at The Essential Baking Company Cafe Bellevue, offered weekdays from 4-6pm.