“Breakfast for dinner” is an often-sought but hard-to-find commodity, especially in a city that isn’t known for its nightlife. So a new downtown Redmond dining destination is attracting the attention of nearby dwellers and business people who say the evening is prime time for a bacon and egg panini — or hearty, homestyle deli sandwiches and soups.
Pacific Coast Bakery, 8461 164th Ave. NE, is more than just a bakery and is open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily except Mondays.
Owned and operated by a Redmond family, it features a wide variety of breads and pastries, baked on-site from scratch. The Livingston family has had a wholesale bakery business in Redmond for seven years and has long been a vendor at the Redmond Saturday Market.
Saturday Market regulars are thrilled that they “no longer have to wait until Saturdays to pick up their favorite breads,” said mom Nancy Livingston.
Her daughter Morgan Livingston is a graduate of Lake Washington Technical College’s (LWTC) bakery program and son Cody Livingston is currently enrolled in the high school academy and culinary program at LWTC. Many extended family members also help in the shop.
When the time came to open a retail business, Nancy said there was no question that it would be in Redmond.
“We’re very happy to be here,” she declared. “We’ve had a huge response from people who live and work around here. They come in and say how much they love having a different kind of food, especially after-hours when they roll up the sidewalks around here.”
As downtown Redmond grows more into a residential neighborhood, Nancy envisions adding doughnuts to the menu and opening earlier in the morning to captivate the caffeine-craving crowd.
The Livingstons are still refining the menu, but espresso from Caffe Vita is always available, as well as ham, turkey, pastrami and veggie sandwiches, served with or without several cheeses and condiments.
“Sometimes we’ll have roasted chicken breast or other specials,” Nancy noted. “As the weather gets colder, we’ll have more soups and bread bowls with chowders.”
In addition to the popular bacon and egg panini, Pacific Coast Bakery’s breakfast items, served throughout the day and evening, include omelets or French toast.
Everything on the menu is under $10 and weekly specials will be featured.
On the day of our visit, a $6.95 special included a cup of Chicken Gumbo soup and half a sandwich with a cookie or side salad.
According to Nancy, Pacific Coast Bakery’s best-selling sweets include gourmet brownies in flavors such as S’mores or Caramelized Pecan and homemade fruit pies made with local produce.
In fact, “almost all of our produce is locally grown, except, of course, for something like kiwis,” said Nancy. “We really believe in supporting the local farmers and are going to try to do some cross-promotions with some of the local businesses.”
A few indoor and outdoor tables are available at Pacific Coast Bakery for those who want to eat on the premises. Otherwise, you can enjoy your food on the go.
For more information about Pacific Coast Bakery, call (425) 895-9400.