First opened in West Seattle where the historic Blake’s Bakery once stood, William and Heather Leaman continue to make history daily with one-of-a-kind creations.
With over 20 years experience in pastry, bread and chocolate, and as the captain of the 2005 Bread Bakers Guild Team USA, where he led his team to victory at the Coupe du Monde de Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking), William Leaman’s Bakery Nouveau has become a Seattle icon.
ENJOY The following pages contain samples of the wide range of products available at Bakery Nouveau. Our products range from delicious sandwiches, to tender pastry, to rich, decadent desserts. Our menu varies seasonally, and sometimes even weekly, depending on what’s fresh and inspiring to our chefs. Because we strive to have the freshest products possible, pricing and availability are subject to change without notice. For our current selection and prices, please call us at 206-923-0534 (West Seattle), 206-858-6957 (Capitol Hill), or 206-717-2100 (Burien) and we’ll be happy to answer your questions! Classic chocolate croissant BREAKFAST PASTRIES Rich and flaky, our pastry pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea, for a great start to your day. With both sweet and savory flavors, you’re sure to find something delicious. Slicing a round loaf of bread DELICIOUS BREAD From soft and buttery to hearty and rustic, Bakery Nouveau has a bread to match any meal, from your favorite sandwich, to soup, to cheese plates, or just your favorite spread. Caramello cake side view DESSERTS Decadent chocolate, luscious mousse, and rich dacquoise – these are some of our favorite things. VIEW MENU VIEW MENU VIEW MENU HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL From unique desserts for your holiday menu, to desserts and sandwiches using the best ingredients of the season, let Bakery Nouveau help you celebrate any time of year with your family and friends. Overhead photo of several cocoa-pod shaped bon bons MACARONS AND CHOCOLATE Our Parisian style macarons and our rich, creamy chocolates – a delicious gift for yourself and friends and family. Overhead view of 3 pizza slices SAVORY DELIGHTS Whether you’re looking for a quick sandwich to go, or a hot slice of pizza to sit and enjoy, or even a whole quiche to serve at a brunch, Bakery Nouveau has a range of freshly made savory options sure to satisfy. VIEW MENU VIEW MENU VIEW MENU Information on Allergens We at Bakery Nouveau are committed to exceptional standards of quality and kitchen organization. However, as we are a small shop, all of our equipment is shared. In addition to dairy and wheat products, other ingredients that may be of concern to those with food allergies include, but are not limited to, tree nuts (almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts and pecans), pinenuts, and peanuts. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have a question or concern about a particular product. Our café always has a large selection of fresh baked goods and desserts to choose from, which are sold on a first come, first serve basis. However, if there are specific items you want, and they are currently in season, we are happy to take a pre-paid order. For this, we require a minimum of 48 hours advanced notice.
BREAKFAST: BreakfastPASTRIES BREAKFAST PASTRIES From flaky croissant, to cream cheese Danish, to savory spinach and feta, Bakery Nouveau offers a wide range of delicious pastry. We bake several times each day so that each pastry is fresh and delicious. We change our variety seasonally, so come in or call to learn what our latest creations are. Check our gallery to preview some of our delicious creations!! Sweet zebra bread. Classic chocolate croissant The Junction Breakfast sandwhich Tight shot of pecan caramel and raisin brioche rolls A dozen mixed pastry Nouveau Chocolate Croissant Plated slices of quiche Sweet and Delicious Butter Croissant- $2.85 Based on the French classic, our traditional croissant is a light, flaky breakfast pastry with a wonderful buttery flavor. Also try our pain au chocolate – our butter croissant rolled up with batons of rich dark chocolate. Cream Cheese Danish- $4.25 Tender Danish dough laminated with a touch of cinnamon and sugar, topped with cream cheese filling and finished with a seasonal fruit topping. Kugelhopf- $4.25 This customer favorite features a sweet enriched dough that is baked, given a generous bath in rum butter, and finished with a roll in a cinnamon-sugar mix. Pear or Apricot Danish- $4.00 A very flaky and flavorful pastry filled with pastry cream and a delicious pear or apricot half. Chocolate Croissant- $3.25 Our Classic Croissant rolled with chocolate batons and chopped chocolate. Nouveau Chocolate Croissant- $4.00 A chocolate lovers dream: Our Classic croissant swirled with house-made chocolate. Twice Baked Almond and Chocolate-Almond Croissant- $4.25/$4.50 Not your traditional almandine, the dense and delicious Twice Baked is a butter croissant or pain au chocolat that has been halved, dipped in simple syrup and filled and topped with almond cream and slivered almonds. After the namesake second-bake, the Twice Baked is then finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. Chocolate/Banana and Pear/Pecan Muffins- $4.25 We’re going to rename these, “Best Muffins In The Entire World Muffins”. Chocolate /Banana- Sautéed bananas (similar to bananas foster) mixed in a not-too-sweet chocolate base, topped with coconut. The warm chocolate ganache is injected into the center, creating a muffin volcano. Pear/Pecan- Decadently moist and packed with chopped pears and pecan, a hint of ginger and cinnamon and topped with a divine ginger streusel topping.
MACARONS, CHOCOLATES AND COOKIES: MACARONS, CHOCOLATES AND COOKIES From classic cookies and colorful macarons, to rich chocolate, Bakery Nouveau has the perfect small indulgence, whether as a treat for yourself, or to share a gift with a friend. Availability can change, so please call for our current selection. Check our gallery to preview some of our delicious creations!! Macarons in a clear box with ribbon Overhead view of a variety of colorful molded chocolates Chocolate macarons Variety of color chocolate candy pieces Tight grouping of packaged chocolate bars Stack of a variety of chocolate bars Variety cookies with cups of coffee Macarons and Cookies Parisian style macarons Almond flour and meringue cookies baked to perfection and filled with creamy ganache, rich buttercream or decadent caramel. Perhaps the perfect two bite treat, they are available individually, or in 6 and 12 count gift boxes. Flavors range from traditional favorites like dark chocolate ganache, and salted caramel, to the more adventurous lavender ganache or tart yuzu. Traditional cookies- $2.25 Choose from old school favorites such as chocolate chip, peanut butter or snicker-doodles. Packaged cookies Take a treat to share with a friend! Our packaged cookies feature chocolate or vanilla shortbread and Russian tea cookies. Brownies- $2.00 Dense, rich and delicious, just like a brownie should be. Madeleines These almond flour cookies are moist, tender and have just the right amount of sweetness. Delicious Chocolates Hand Crafted Chocolates From glossy, colorful molded pieces like our rich 70% ganache or our customer favorite Salted Caramel, to our rustic enrobed pieces like our hazelnut praline or coconut ganache, our chocolates are as beautiful as they are delicious. We start with fine dark, milk or white chocolate, and use fresh cream, butter, and fruit purees to craft fine candy including luscious, creamy ganache, decadent caramels, and rich pralines. Available by the piece, our chocolates are sure to bring a little pleasure to your day. Bars We have a rotating selection of bars made in-house, using chocolate made by Chef Leaman at our shop in Burien! Varieties range from dark chocolate blends with that perfect touch of bitterness, to a classic, creamy milk chocolate, and mixed bars with inclusions such as nibs, praline pieces, or buttery cookies. Looking for a small gift? We have elegant boxes you can fill with the selection of your choice. Three box sizes are available, holding 6-8 pieces, 15-20 pieces, and 35-40 pieces. Look for other specialty boxes and holiday treats throughout the year. We also have a selection of specialty items for holidays. See our Holiday Page for more details!
Handmade with select flours and long fermentation times, our bread is a flavorful addition to any meal, and great on its own as a snack. All of our loaves are crafted by our dedicated team of mixers and bakers who have total control from starter through the deliciously crusty finish. We use minimal yeast, preferring to leaven our bread with levain (sourdough starter), poolish or other type-specific preferments. This helps to create flavor and extend the counter life of your loaf without the need for preservatives. Our levain is refreshed daily, and kept at a mild sour, providing flavor without being overly acidic. Note: We are currently running a reduced bread selection, and hope to be back to a regular variety in the near future. Check our gallery to preview some of our delicious creations!! Sliced Raisin Pecan Bread freshly shaped baguette dough Variety of Bread loaves on a board Baguettes in the oven Pecan-flax seed bread Challah loaf and slices Stack of baguettes Bakery Nouveau Classics Our customers ask for these loaves again and again. From our daily baguette, to our laminated fougasse, our classics are a great introduction to the world of artisan bread. Baguette- $3.75 Leavened with a blend of poolish and levain, our baguette is hearty and full of flavor. From sandwiches to soup, this is our favorite everyday loaf. Challah- $6.25 The traditional, braided Jewish yeast bread, enriched with eggs, butter, and milk. Ciabatta- $4.75 Our version of this Italian classic has a soft and creamy crumb and a delicate flavor, perfect for matching to lighter meals. Focaccia- $4.75 A hearty Italian classic, mixed with a touch of olive oil. Typically sold as a round, and topped with anything from a sprinkling of sea-salt, to potatoes with herbs. Olive Fougasse- $5.50 A flame shaped loaf, using our baguette dough mixed with kalamata olives. Sourdough White- $5.50 Miche- $6.50 6-Pack Brioche Rolls- $7.50 6-Pack Hot Cross Buns- $8.25 4-Pack Bagels- $6.00 Pan Bread Softer American style loaves, sold sliced. Varieties may include: Honey Whole Wheat- $5.50 Oat- $5.50 Caraway Rye- $5.50 Fruit and nut- $5.50 Pain de mie (honey white)- $5.50
DESSERTS: Bakery Nouveau excels at creating unique and delicious desserts. Whether you are looking for a cake, tart or specialty dessert you’re sure to be delighted with our selection. The style and presentation of these beautiful and flavorful products will vary throughout the year to complement the seasons and the best possible ingredients. Check our gallery to preview some of our delicious creations!! Slice of Classic Chocolate Cake Carrot cake still life Bakery Nouveau Classics These cakes are customer and staff favorites, and stay in rotation throughout most of the year. Carrot Cake- $30.00/ $38.00 (6″ & 8″) Delicately spiced cake with minced carrots and dates, filled and finished with cream cheese icing and garnished with shredded coconut. Classic Chocolate Cake- $30.00/ $38.00 (6″ & 8″) The chocolate purists cake – rich, dense and decadent chocolate cake layered with dark chocolate mousse and finished with a rich dark chocolate glaze. German’s Chocolate Cake- $30.00/ $38.00 (6″ & 8″) A traditional favorite, we fill and finish our delicious chocolate cake with a rich caramel frosting with shredded coconut and pecans. Praline Dream– $42.00 (8″) Our decadent chocolate mousse layered over a hazelnut and milk chocolate crunch on top of a thin chocolate sponge cake. It’s decorated with curls of hazelnut gianduja Cheese Cakes A cool and creamy classic, baked on either a graham crust base or chocolate crumb. Classic Cheese Cake- $28.00 $36.00 (6″ & 8″) Rich and creamy with a touch of vanilla, finished with a seasonal fruit glaze. Chocolate Mocha Cheese Cake- $28.00 $36.00 (6″ & 8″) One of our richest desserts, with dark chocolate and freshly brewed coffee. Seasonal Ballet- $42.00 (8″) Raspberry Mousse layered over an almond dacquoise base, finished with a light glaze and fresh raspberries. Blueberry Limoncello- $42.00 (8″) Our tender Lemon Chiffon Cake, brushed with a Limoncello Simple Syrup, and layered with Lemon Cream & Blueberry Mousse. Spring Cake- $34.00/ $42.00/ $5.50 (6″ & 8″ & slice) Add a little color to your dessert spread! Our Spring Cake features our vanilla butter cake layered with either Lemon or Raspberry Crémeux, finished with lightly tinted butter cream. Strawberry Pistachio- $42.00 (8″) Strawberry mousse layered over pistachio dacquoise and an almond crunch base. Tiramisu- $42.00 (8″) Chocolate biscuit layered with mascarpone mousse and roulade soaked in coffee simple syrup with a chocolate mousse center topped with coffee buttercream. *Contains Almonds*. (West Seattle and Capitol Hill only) Tarts Our tarts have a tender crust, and are filled with anything from decadent chocolate mousse, to fruit crémeux with fresh berries, to seasonal fruit baked in rich almond cream. They vary seasonally, so ask your server for the latest selection. Lemon Meringue Tart- $20.00/$28.00 (6″ & 8″) Featuring sweet and tart lemon cream finished with lightly torched meringue. Raspberry Meringue Tart- $20.00/$28.00 (6″ & 8″) Decadent raspberry cream in a pâté sucrée shell topped with meringue. Custom Options Bakery Nouveau has a number of options for creating a cake of your own. Do you love chocolate, but want to add that delicious tang of raspberry, or maybe the richness of cream cheese icing? Or maybe you need carrot cake for 35 guests, and butter cake with lemon crémeux for 20. Our mix and match options let you choose. – Choose your cake: Chocolate, vanilla butter cake, or carrot cake. – Choose your filling: Chocolate mousse, vanilla crème Madame, cream cheese icing, or raspberry or lemon crémeux. – Choose your finish: Our rich chocolate glaze, cream cheese icing, or vanilla butter cream. – Choose your size: 6, 8 or 10 inch rounds, or quarter, half or whole sheet cakes (suggested number of servings shown). Many of our other case ready and specialty cakes are available in the same sizes. Please ask your server for details. 6 inch Serves 4-6 8 inch Serves 8-10 10 inch Serves 10-12 ¼ sheet cake Serves 15-20 ½ sheet cake Serves 40-50 Whole sheet cake Serves 90-100 Please note that all pre-paid or custom cake orders require a minimum lead time of 2 days and can be placed in person or over the phone. For day-of purchases we always keep our cases stocked with a wide selection of 6 and 8 inch cakes.
HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL: From a treat for yourself, to picking up brunch for the family at home, Easter items are on the shelves and we’re now taking orders, too. Once again we have a beautiful, and delicious!, array of chocolates, from hollow eggs filled with either 5 or 10 chocolates, to smaller ganache filled eggs, and chocolate bunnies! Of course we also have a range of pastry, bread, quiche and other bakery items to build out a small but delectable brunch, or add some slices of baguette or buttery brioche as a side to a family dinner. Chocolates! Our chocolate items are pre packaged and ready for pick up! 3 count colored egg box: $7.00 8 count colored egg box: $18.00 Chocolate Crosses: $10. – (White, Milk & Dark) Easter Bunnies: $10 – (White, Milk & Dark) Large Easter Bunnies: $20- (White, Milk & Dark) Easter Eggs: Small egg with 5 chocolates: $25.00 Large egg with 10 chocolates: $35.00 (No sheep) Egg Box with 16 chocolates: $25.00 Bakery items Hot Cross Buns: 2 pieces: $3.25 – 6 pieces: $8.25 Brioche Rolls: 6-piece: $7.50 Add a little color to your table for dessert! Our Spring Cakes our back – our vanilla butter cake filled with either raspberry or lemon cremeux, and finished with lightly tinted butter cream. Spring Cake, slices: $5.50 Spring Cake, 6”: $34.00 Spring Cake, 8”: $42.00
SAVORY DELIGHTS: SANDWICHES, PIZZA & QUICHE We take great pride in our savory and lunch offerings. Starting with our own bread and pastry, and using choice meats and cheeses, we create delicious and satisfying sandwiches and pizzas. We make many of our own toppings, including pickled carrots and onions, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, meatballs and smoked meats. The following is a small sample of what we offer for lunch, be sure to ask your server about our latest selection! Check our gallery to preview some of our delicious creations!! Ham and Cheese Baguette Pizza slices Salami Trio Sandwich Club sandwich on croissant Ratatouille Sandwich Plated slices of quiche Bakery Nouveau Classic Sandwiches BLT- $7.50 Our take on the classic, with crispy bacon, mixed greens and tomato, finished with either mozzarella (West Seattle) or brie (Burien and Capitol Hill) and dressed with mayonnaise. California Club- $8.50 Built on our buttery croissant, this sandwich includes bacon, roast chicken, lettuce, tomato, avocado and smoked mozzarella. Caprese- $7.50 For this lighter lunch option, we dress up the classic tomato and basil combination by using a brushing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar along with a basil pesto base to balance the fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatoes, all on our creamy ciabatta. Ham and Cheese on Baguette- $7.50 A Bakery Nouveau favorite combining ham, Swiss Emmenthaler cheese and cornichons, dressed with a Dijon and mayonnaise blend, on buttered baguette. Turkey and Havarti- $7.95 Creamy Havarti cheese and pepper roasted turkey on croissant and dressed with grain mustard and mayonnaise. Pizza We start with either ciabatta or foccacia dough, add a base of either tomato sauce or garlic white sauce, and then layer on a variety of meats, cheeses and vegetables. Flavors can vary, and always includes a vegetarian option. ($4.50/ slice) Ciabatta Crust Our ciabatta crust is slightly chewy, crisp on the edges, and makes for a perfect thin-crust slice of pizza. Flavors include pepperoni, house-made meatball, 3-cheese, mixed roasted veggies, pesto with tomato and olives, and spicy pork peperonata. Focaccia Crust Craving something more substantial for lunch? Our focaccia crust slices are thick, hearty and delicious. Daily flavors include a meat trio with pepperoni, Canadian bacon and sausage, and our vegetarian 5 cheese and onion, with ricotta, two kinds of mozzarella, goat cheese and parmesan. Stromboli A tender pizza dough, spread with a thin layer of sauce and rolled around a variety meat, cheese or vegetables. Fillings vary daily, and usually include vegetarian and meat based options. Seasonal Specialties Italian Roll- $7.70 Chef’s choice of cured meats, such as prosciutto, salami (Genoa, Soppresata or Capocollo), or pepperoni, with provolone, tomato slices, and vinaigrette dressed arugula on a Viennese roll with Dijon and mayo. Ratatouille- $7.95 Layers of roasted portabella mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, and red and yellow peppers with a roasted red pepper sauce served on toasted focaccia. Quiche With a creamy texture and just the right hint of nutmeg on a tender crust, our quiche has quickly become a local favorite. Available whole or by the slice, our daily rotation includes: Lorraine- $36.00/ $5.50 The classic pairing of bacon with Swiss Emmenthaler cheese and sweet caramelized onion. Spinach- $36.00/ $5.50 Fresh, tender spinach with ricotta, parmesan and pine nuts. Mushroom- $36.00/ $5.50 Savory sautéed cremini mushrooms with goat cheese.