On 1st Ave. in downtown Seattle, right around the corner from the entrance of Pike Place Market and it's iconic sign is a little storefront called The Crumpet Shop that serves crumpets, as well as scones, groats, coffee, and tea. In reading up on the eateries in and around Pike Place Market, I kept hearing glowing remarks about The Crumpet Shop along the lines of, "Oh my God, I could eat these crumpets every day." Or, "The people who work at The Crumpet Shop are so nice."
I visited The Crumpet Shop just once while in Seattle, and I'm hear to tell you everything everyone says about the place is true. You are going to wonder how a crumpet can be so good! And the people behind the counter really are pleasant, amazingly while serving hundreds of tourists and locals each day.
The spongy, creviced, perfectly toasted and warm crumpets made in house daily are absolutely heavenly! I went with a simple slather of butter and local blackberry jam.
The boy went with cream cheese and raspberry jam, declaring that he could eat these every day. There are savory toppings, as well, like tomatoes, pesto, and avocado if you wish to get lunchy at The Crumpet Shop.
A crumpet sounds so simple, and you've probably had unremarkable crumpets before, but do not miss The Crumpet Shop; theirs are remarkable. Probably one of the better bites we had in all of Seattle.
The Crumpet Shop
1503 1st Avenue, Seattle WA 98101