February 18th, 2011 by Thea
The Seattle French Conversation Group is bringing a meet-up for fluent and aspiring French speakers to the top of the hill this weekend. The group will be meeting at Le Reve Bakery (1805 Queen Anne Ave N) from 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 19.
According to meet-up organizer Beverly, the group may make Le Reve the permanent home of its Saturday conversation group, if all goes well tomorrow. She writes:
Le Reve Bakery is a great French pastery shop willing to let use their upstairs space for our conversation group. We will meet there and if it works out, we will continue to use the space for our Saturday meetings.
The group, which has just under 1,000 members in the greater Seattle area, has been meeting regularly since 2006. Members gather at French inspired spots to practice their language skills and connect with other French speakers, everyone from the fluent to the beginner. The Seattle French Conversation Group also meets at other locations around town, so if you can’t make it to the meet-up this weekend, look for more upcoming events here.
All meet-ups are free, but attendees are encouraged to patronize the businesses the host the group’s events.
Tags: community groups, events, Le Reve Bakery, meet-ups, Seattle French Conversation Group
November 16th, 2010 by Thea
We’ve been just itching to try Le Reve Bakery since we first discovered that the french pastry spot would be opening up at 1805 Queen Anne Ave N back in August.
Although I haven’t made it over there since the bakery opened its doors last week, another Queen Anne-er, who also happens to be a cookbook author and celebrated food writer at Seattle magazine, Lorna Yee, did. And she had some pretty sweet things to say about the new bakery. In fact, Lorna liked Le Reve so much, she’s been back every day since it opened!
Read Lorna’s sneak peek review of Le Reve in Seattle magazine here. Read more about the bakery’s offerings, menu, and in-house events and workshops here.
Tags: food writing, Le Reve Bakery, Lorna Yee, openings, Queen Anne, Seattle magazine
November 5th, 2010 by Thea
We’ve been waiting in anticipation since we first discovered that Le Reve Bakery was opening in Upper Queen Anne in August.
For those of your whose mouths have been watering these last three months, we have some exciting news—the Parisian bakery could be opening its doors as soon as next week, on Friday, November 12. That is if everything goes according to plan, the bakery said today. “That’s our target, and we’ll probably hit it,” says a Le Reve employee.
The new eatery, at 1805 Queen Anne Ave N (the former home of Urban Kids Play and its successor, the drop-in childcare center by the same owners) will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, and closed Tuesdays.
Le Reve will have a seasonal menu filled with pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza, specialties, locally owned Olympia Roasting Co. coffee, and of course, bread. For those sweet tooth cravings, check out their cake and pastry offerings (custom cakes will be available made to order). And like another new local, seasonal Queen Anne Ave addition, Homegrown, Le Reve will also be selling box lunches and pastry packages for on-the-go customers.
The bakery will also be offering in-house events and workshops for kids and adults, including cooking and baking classes, themed birthday parties, date nights, girls’ night out, ArtSmart classes, and Urban Manners workshops.
Tags: bakery, businesses, food, Le Reve Bakery, openings, pastries, Queen Anne Avenue
August 23rd, 2010 by Thea
There have been rumors spreading over what would take that place of The Play Space, which vacated the house at 1805 Queen Anne Ave N back in May (and moved into a home a few block away), after transitioning from a the Urban Kids Play store to drop-in childcare center/playspace for kids back in January.
We’re happy to announce, clues have finally surfaced revealing the new Queen Anne Ave tenant’s business. Welcome Le Reve Bakery!
Although there’s no word yet on when Le Reve—which advertises itself as an “upscale Parisian style bakery”—will be opening, they must be getting close, because they’ve already posted a Craigslist ad looking for staff to “join the Parisian Dream Team.”
The bakery, which will be located next door to El Diablo Coffee and Queen Anne Books, has also applied for a liquor license with the city. Would you like a little wine with that croissant? We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
(Thanks to reader Aaron Averbuch for the tip!)
Tags: 1805 Queen Anne Ave N, business openings, El Diablo Coffee, Le Reve Bakery, Queen Anne Books, The Play Space, Upper Queen Anne, Urban Kids Play