Let us look ahead in hope to the future. 2018 should start out just fine. Sara Naftaly is going to make you crepes. Petite Galette is slated to open in January in the hidden away counter space inside 11th Ave’s Chophouse Row:
Petite Galette is a new crêperie inside Capitol Hill’s Chophouse Row by Sara Naftaly of Marmite and Amandine Bakeshop. We will serve savory buckwheat crêpes (which will be gluten free) and classic sweet crêpes along with fresh squeezed juices. From our sister business Marmite we will be offering our chef Jason’s amazing kombucha as well as one of Bruce’s vegetable soups daily. While there will be seating at our counter and a few small tables, Petite Galette will mostly make our crêpes for take away. Tallulah Anderson, who currently works with the Naftalys at Marmite and Amandine Bakeshop is working the opening as well. We anticipate Petite Galette will begin service in January of 2018.
“We look forward to providing a warm and friendly space in the heart of Chophouse Row,” Naftaly said. Petite Galette, Naftaly says, will use “seasonal and local ingredients for our Breton style crepes.”
The new use for the counter and cafe area replaces the short-lived Sundry market concept. Turnover and change and experimentation seem to be feature not a bug of some of the Chophouse Row project from developer Liz Dunn as larger tenants are mixed with a warren of retail and service opportunities. This spring, we wrote about craft jewelry design studio and shop Honed as it settled in. Cake Skincare is another 2017 addition joining other second and third generation businesses opening in Chophouse Row in the years following its 2015 debut. Good Weather Bicycle and Cafe is the latest, debuting this fall.
Dunn’s Chophouse Row opened in summer of 2015 as a preservation-friendly mixed-use project that created new restaurant, retail, and office space, not apartments in the midst of Pike/Pine. There are also a few exclusive residences up top. Enjoy the view.
Sara and Bruce Naftaly, meanwhile, were both first and next-generation tenants of the project, joining Chophouse with Amandine bakery in 2015 and then tripling down with Marmite and its sibling bar Spirit in the Bottle in 2016.
Petite Galette is expected to be ready for business in January. You can learn more at facebook.com/petitegalette/.
Other breakfast-y Capitol Hill news…
- Renee Erickson will be taking her Capitol Hill-born doughnuts to Los Angeles. After debuting General Porpoise as part of her 11th and Union triumvirate with Bateau and Bar Melusine, the award-winning owner/chef is expanding the brand to LA:
The jump to the Pacific Palisades is a huge one for Erickson and her crew. She already operates beloved restaurants like The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, and Bateau, among others, as well as a fifty-acre farm on an island outside of Seattle. This is Erickson’s first foray outside of the Pacific Northwest.
- Still no guarantees on opening date for hotly anticipated Westman’s Bagels and Coffee. You’ll probably know before we do.
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