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Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe

1493 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3819
+1 503-338-7473
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Deli, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1493 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3819
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

May 10/18 - dropped in for lunch time coffee and something to eat. Party had slice of home made pizza and rice and black bean bowl, both excellent. Coffee was pretty good too. Wonderful range of home baked breads and baked goods on sale -...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We ended up looking for breakfast in Astoria after the Pacific Bakery in Gearhart was unexpectedly closed--and a fine discovery it was too! Decent coffee (though when I saw other diners getting pots of tea, I regretted not ordering tea), lovely toast, a massive serving...More

Thank emmarytz
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were visiting Astoria with friend from out of state. One person in our group is vegan. So we stopped here for lunch. Nest egg salad sandwich I've ever had.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

A special cafe, with amazing bakery, great space to to relax, a huge rack of magazines, amazing coffee, friendly staff and brilliant location.

Thank drjasonclark
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This place has a reputation for the best bread in town and they run out of much of it right after they make it. They are not a traditional sugar and cream bakery. They do make things that are hearty and healthy including good daily...More

Thank Renee F
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Had a very filling breakfast sandwich. There is no table service you order at the counter get your own silver ware and then when done bus your own table, They do bring your order to the table, however, no one is concerned if every thing...More

Thank Darel M
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Best bakery around. Scones are amazing , muffins to die for. Bread is top notch. Yum!!! We keep coming back for more

Thank Fathorsemama
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Dropped in for a cup of coffee and pastry. Several great choices available. I had the Scandinavian tart, which was a miniature berry pie. Consensus best choice from our group. Second best favorite was the BearClaw.

Thank OldGuyWanderz
Reviewed 19 December 2017

The food here is all prepared on site and there are tons of great options. It is a great place to have a meal with friends and family.

Thank mtennis5
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I visited the cafe for lunch. Really good food but a bit expensive. The staff was very friendly and the room was coosy.

Thank Mumimor123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 13
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1493 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3819
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 503-338-7473
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We're a worker-owned cooperative whose mission is to serve delicious, organic food; foster joyful work; and build up our community. Every ingredient used in our foods, breads, pastry, chocolate, and coffee is sourced specifically for quality, wholesomeness, and sustainability. We foster kinship among workers, our regulars, and with our community by donating our excess to the tables of those in need; supporting our local schools, farmers, and nonprofit organizations; and offering cultural and educational events to bring people together throughout the year. Workers earn an average of $13.50 per hour, paid leave that is accrued after three months of employment, scheduling that is worker-focused and flexible, dental benefits, one staff meal and drink per five hour shift with a 30 minute paid lunch break, a 25 percent discount, a fresh loaf of bread per week, and access to wholesale ordering. The kin work involved in consensus-based decision making and management requires a commitment to communication and trust-building within the work community. What does this look like? Proactively seeking feedback before and after shifts, working – not only efficiently, but – mindfully, being a reliable person, reciprocating good will, giving direct feedback early and often, listening to seek understanding – especially in conflict, and avoiding victim mentality by being both vulnerable and accountable.
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