Seattle Bakeries

The doors at 85°C Bakery Cafe had not yet opened just before 9 a.m. today, and already the line of customers snaked around the Southcenter Mall corner.

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Where Seattle's finest pastry chefs get sugared up

Look past the gold-speckled truffles and the loaves of crisp-crusted breads at Bakery Nouveau (4737 California Ave.