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Essencia Bakery

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3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98902
+1 509-575-5570
06:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Sonoma, California
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

An unexpected find in Yakima - an authentic artisan bakery with every sweet meat you can possibly want to eat, including croissants, biscotti, macaroons, and pastries. Fresh baked breads and lattes, too, plus breakfast sandwiches and fresh fruit cups.

Thank binNotes
Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Essencia has an amazing array of pastries, croissants (many with different fillings-ham and cheese -delish!), and other yummy goodies. It was a great place for a morning coffee and pastry.

Thank Wajere
Chelan, Washington
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Essencia has the best breakfast and lunch items! Even when you select the healthier choices (and somehow avoid the amazing looking treats in the case!), items are full flavor and delicious!

Thank Jennifer W
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Absolutely amazing bakery. Their food is beautiful and absolutely delicious! A little pricey and worth every penny. Definitely give it a try!

Thank Daniele H
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

We enjoy going here for breakfast. We definitely enjoy the pastries. The coffee is ok, but not amazing. It's definitely worth visiting for a feel of downtown Yakima and a god pastry.

Thank Chris C
Rennes, France
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Essencia is a really great place if you love to eat sweet things, especially pastries. The one with pecan is absolutely divine.

Thank poli6
Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Went in around 8:30 on a Wed morning. Only 1 ahead of me. Then my turn. The previous wait person then disapeared, then lots of going back and forth between the other 2 employees. Then 5 more customers showed up in line. Then after 5 mins of standing at the counter, one of the 3 said he'd be right with... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1,457 reviews
819 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Excellent for breakfast, nice pastries and coffee. A cute little place, a perfect choice for starting a busy day.

Thank axs666
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We live in Yakima and this place is a guilty pleasure/favorite of mine! I've never had anything I didn't like...pastries, soup, sandwiches, salad. Ham and cheese croissant and the chocolate croissant are my favorite. Get there early though. There's usually a lunch rush and they sometimes run out of the good stuff.

Thank PietschFamily
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

In Washington this week for a meeting and as we were driving back to Seattle, I quickly searched TripAdvisor for a lunch recommendation. We were driving right through Yakima and wanted to go "local." First, the sign for this is a little difficult to read /find. But, we found it! My colleague and I both had sandwiches (panini's)....premade, and they... More 

Thank tpa2az

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98902
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-575-5570

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?