Café Besalu resumes normal hours

Cafe besalu

Beginning today Cafe Besalu (5909 24th Ave N) will again be open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As My Ballard reported back in January, Café Besalu had been open for the past month with limited hours while owner/baker James Miller recovered from some health issues.

“Please come and support this local treasure,” writes My Ballard reader Chris, who let us know about the good news.

Café Besalu to re-open with temporarily limited hours


My Ballard reader Chris emailed in to report that Café Besalu (5909 24th Ave NW) will be reopening with temporarily limited hours from Thursday, January 14.

“Croissant-lovers who frequent Cafe Besalu know that the couple who runs the cafe usually close for the holidays. But the holidays weren’t very happy for owner-baker James, who was hospitalized for much of the break,” writes Chris.

Until James recovers opening hours will be limited to 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday only.

According to Chris, Kaire Miller, James’ wife and partner in culinary crime, will be baking all the pastries people crave.

The My Ballard team wishes James a very speedy recovery.

Cafe Besalu in New York Times

Ballard’s Cafe Besalu is getting positive coverage in the New York Times.

Sara Dickerman writes, “There’s no way to order poorly at Besalu: there’s the pain au chocolat, almost savory with its bitter chocolate core; a spiraling Danish with sliced strawberries tucked into its folds; or the hazelnut twist, plush sweet dough corkscrewing around dark toasted nut paste.” The article titled In Seattle Area, an Assortment of Treats” Dickerman highlights several area eateries including Theo Chocolates in Fremont.