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Flying Apron Bakery

If you like your coffee shop comfortable, homey, and gluten-free, then glide on in to Flying Apron Bakery & Café.

I visited on a Saturday morning and met a friend. As a nutritionist, she’s very familiar with gluten-free baked foods and why a person who does not have celiac disease would choose to eat them (more on that later). I ordered an Americano with cream and a blueberry oat scone. She got a latte with almond milk and a dairy-free cinnamon roll. We sat in stuffed easy chairs at a low wooden table and chatted while the locals dropped in and out.

Flying Apron Bakery in Fremont, WA

The seating was comfortable and the noise level was not too loud, so our conversation flowed like the perfectly brewed coffee. My scone was delicate and yet hearty. I wasn’t hungry again for a few hours. The cinnamon roll was light and slathered in a frosting that magically contained no butter.

Flying Apron originally opened in the U District in 2002 and moved to Fremont in 2007. Their vision was to serve coffee and tea with vegan and gluten-free goods that were so delicious, you wouldn’t feel deprived. They experimented with different combinations of flours and tested and sampled their way to the best muffins, pastries, cookies, cinnamon rolls, donuts, pies, and cakes (including custom wedding cakes). They sweeten with organic sweeteners including agave, maple syrup, and evaporated cane juice. They even make their own cheese out of nut milk (i.e., a milk substitute made by blending raw nuts with water and filtering out the pulp).

The deal with gluten-free
Flying Apron is completely gluten-free and no outside food is allowed, so people with hard-core celiac disease are safe to enjoy anything on the menu. But why eat gluten free if you don’t have to?
The thing is, many people aren’t sensitive to gluten but are sensitive to wheat. Mass-produced wheat flour is so processed and preserved and modified from its original form that it is hard to digest and sits in your intestines wreaking havoc. It can cause bloating, gas, stomach pain, weight gain, and high blood sugar.
The same goes for dairy products.
Gluten-free foods do not include wheat flour and instead include a combination of flours such as spelt, buckwheat, millet, and oats. Baked goods with organic ingredients and natural sugars also tend to be more nutritional. Other good flour-free options are sprouted grain breads, like Ezekial.
Flying Apron Bakery has two retail locations in addition to a wholesale bakery.  Their Fremont location is at 3510 Fremont Ave North. Their Redmond location is at 16541 Redmond Way, Ste E.  

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Love seven roasters

I heard about these guys on the humanist report YouTube channel. They're progressive and their coffee is amazing! My girlfriend can't get enough of their coffee, and it's some of the best I've had. Thank you seven roasters!

Best coffee !

I tried this coffee at a lunch spot in Seattle and loved the flavor, ive been ordering it online ever since!

Complex and delicious

I haven't tried this coffee as an espresso shot but I used it as a pour over and it has a really good flavor profile. I can't quite pin down the flavor notes but all I can say is they're good. As always, excellent customer service and fast, free shipping. Thank you for producing such quality coffee at a reasonable price!

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Fresh roasted and quickly delivered

The 3 for $35 deal can’t be beat. I always order the Espresso Huli which is the most aromatic blend in the group. My other current favorites are Ethiopia Kefauver Forest and Guatemala Trapichitos. Roasters Choice is too strong given the subtleties of the other choices. I’m enjoying working through the blends.

Clean cup with notes of pear, fast delivery

I had the Bitch Blend the other day at Biscuit Bitch and bought a bag of those beans and loved the flavor profile. Thought I would branch out and try another coffee from Seven, so tried the Costa Rica Micro-Lot. I ordered the coffee from the website and it was shipped the next day and arrived the day after that. I liked the coffee but would not order it again because the Bitch Blend was so much better than this one. The coffee's pear notes were strong and a good flavor but the tangerine and honey flavors were not noticeable. The thing I usually like about Costa Rican coffees is the sweet caramel/honey/molasses flavor but that flavor did not come through on this batch. The Bitch Blend, on the other hand, is one of the best coffees I've ever had and is all around delicious.