Walk into this light-filled bakery on a weekend morning—a line of people waiting for croissants and breads baked at dawn, the tables filled with friends talking over coffee or parents sharing treats with their kids—and it feels like you’ve found the neighborhood’s heart and soul. There’s a reason everyone flocks here. The croissants rival those in Paris, the breads and rolls are sought after by restaurants around the city, and the pastries will make your eyes light up. The pear and cream-cheese danish is especially good.
4865 Rainier Ave. S., 723-6023,