Seastar Bakery is my first Portland love — the first place I found outstanding bread, toast-based breakfast and brunch, baked goods and the first place I ate pizza (in the p.m. Seastar morphs into Handsome Pizza).
Back in the day when I was office working in Portland and living in East Vancouver, I found Seastar Bakery to be among the places I could stop on the way home and therefore I used to visit, a lot. Now that we are in downtown Vancouver I am not as frequent a patron, meaning only about once per month.
Read the full review of Seastar Bakery at Female Foodie here and in the meantime, here is one wonderful update: the Farofa toast. You may not be familiar with farofa, but it is something I ate daily when living in Brazil — toasted cassava (or manioc) flour. We ate this atop boiled manioc, black beans, and okra. Twice a day, every day, for six months. You can imagine my delight when I saw this beauty toast special on the menu, from Brazilian blooded chef Katia Bezerra-Clark. It’s a giant toast dish with black beans braised in wine, greens, and a wood-fired egg garnished with wheat “farofa” atop Seastar’s wonderful rosemary cornbread.
Do give Seastar Bakery a visit for the most delicious toast-based breakfasts in Portland. While you are there, pick up a loaf of whole grain, naturally leavened bread, some cookies, muffins or their homemade granola. Depending upon the season you may also find babka and dumplings. Bonus points for being located in Northeast Portland, in that strip of North Killingsworth Avenue that is fast becoming a dining destination.
Seastar Bakery / 1603 NE Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR / 503-247-7499