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Essencia Bakery

4 North 3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98901
+1 509-575-5570
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, European
4 North 3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98901
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Why do I love this place? Most people think bakery and donuts and bread come to mind. This gem of a bakery where everything is hand made from scratch. From artisan breads to the deserts and pastries that you don't typically find anywhere else, they...More

Thank Sherry5170
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a choice I've ever been offered before but went first class and chose CERAMIC namely a mug ! Recommended by hotel and just round the next corner. Great pastries and friendly service.

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to grab breakfast on our way home from Yakima. Not a huge selection in the case, but we found exactly what we wanted nonetheless. They have beautiful fresh baked breads and baguettes, along with a selection of cookies, scones and croissants. Nice selection...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I love this place! Great food, fresh ingredients, wonderful baked goods, and bonus: they have a vegan soup everyday! The people are so friendly - Miguel, Jasmin, and Yvonne are just terrific! They have amazing specialty items for holidays - the tiny bear almond cookies...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I love to go into this bakery on Sunday mornings after going to the Farmers Market. The only thing I don't like is that they run out of things, the lines are long and you have to wait for service but the food is very...More

Thank pamelaw303
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We happened to walk by and decided to duck in when the door opened as we passed and we could smell bakery items. We had a coffee and a pear scone, plus a bowl of oatmeal. Tasty. Not many tables, and the place was cold...More

Thank Gaylene D
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Such a wide variety of stuff. Lots of bakery goodies, sandwiches, soups etc etc. Had a great breakfast sandwich & croissant. The wife had an awesome split pea soup. So many goodies it was hard to choose but their red velvet cheesecake was divine &...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place is a great go-to for some really good pastries and drinks. Went there yesterday and had one of the soups - great stuff. By far the best bakery in town. Not the best bakery I've ever been to, but you won't find anything...More

1  Thank yakima_foodie
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Where I live in eastern Washington, we can get "croissants" that are nothing like a real one from France or Cafe Besalu in Seattle. The texture is wrong. Nonetheless, they are tasty, crescent-shaped rolls. At Essentia, the "croissant" had no flakiness and no particularly interesting...More

Thank RandySea
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stop here every time we are downtown. Love the bordelais loaf of bread. Hand maid everything. Really you can't go wrong with any of the food here. Okay coffee is okay. The pastries and bread or lunch is the reason I come here. But...More

Thank DrBeerz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 North 3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98901
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-575-5570
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