next time you have a couple hours to burn & want something hearty, delicious & beautiful - visit west seattle's bakery nouveau. you can smell it from a block away! not only was the food delicious, atmosphere perfect, but the staff was really helpful & friendly. the macaroons melt perfectly in your mouth; i gave the raspberry one a shot, but fell in love with the salted caramel.
on a side note, there is an antique mall in west seattle that i'd love to go back to. they had great dishware & some even better oil paintings for reasonable prices.
images via bakery nouveau.