Cafe Besalu remains closed, uncertain about reopening

The owners of one of Ballard’s most beloved bakeries, Cafe Besalu, have announced they’re unsure about reopening after dealing with some kitchen issues and what they describe as “a long few years of adjustments” due to the pandemic.

Cafe Besalu (5909 24th Ave NW) closed in February to deal with issues from a recent kitchen renovation. It was meant to be a temporary closure of just a few days, but that was over a month ago. Now, the owners have shared on social media that they’re unsure whether they’ll reopen at all.

“At this time we are still unsure of our path to reopening Besalu. It’s been a long few years of adjustments (Covid), followed by a difficult few months of kitchen remodel complications,” they wrote.

“Quite honestly, we’re a little worn out…and feel it’s best to regroup for a bit so that we can find a path forward that’s sustainable for all. We wish we could give a more concrete plan, but unfortunately this is the best we can do for now.

“We appreciate our loyal following and look forward to hopefully seeing you again sometime down the road, thank you!”

My Ballard has reached out to Cafe Besalu to learn more and will update you with any new information.

Photo: Cafe Besalu