Café Suisse – Downtown, Seattle
Posted Wednesday 23 May 2012on:
I had noticed construction at Westlake Woodwerk several months ago. I always peeked into the wooden toy workshop when I walked by where the craftsmen working by the window in the natural light. The owners of Eurostyle Your Life has opened Café Suisse in the space.
I had visited Switzerland once when I was a child and our couple of days there coincided with their national day. There was much flag waving and cowbell ringing! Colourful tassels decorated the leather strap of a large gold cowbell on the door of Café Suisse, a traditional Swiss greeting!
Café Suisse is cheerful and welcoming, cloches of baked goods displayed on the counter.
Glass tiers were stacked with Swiss treats and homeware from Eurostyle Your Life.
Diminutive by name, we were tempted by the selection of dainty petits fours.
The macarons were from MistralKitchen.
A happy cow guarded the tip jar.
Westlake Woodwerk now occupies a room at the back of the café with a view through a window in the shape of the Swiss cross.
We perched on felt stools, sipped coffee and had a leisurely afternoon. A tiny oblong had layers of ganache, a delicate chocolaty morsel. A complimentary piece of Douceurs des Cimes gianduja tasted like Nutella.
The back wall was covered with vintage Swiss tourism posters, and shelves were laden with chocolate bars and Swiss paraphernalia.
A short corridor connected Café Suisse to Eurostyle Your Life.
Eurostyle Your Life stocks a curated collection of bags, homeware, accessories, interior décor, toys and games.
I spotted a copy of Miroslav Sasek’s This is Australia.
Café on the right, shopping on the left!