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3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98902
+1 509-575-5570
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07:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Yakima, Washington
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 better in a 50 mile radius.

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Thank yakima_foodie
France
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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 flavor. Two bites (one end, one middle) and I dumped it. In fairness, I didn't... More 

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Thank RandySea
Selah, Washington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the coffee is better than Starbucks in my opinion.

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Thank DrBeerz
Wenatchee, Washington
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110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Whenever we are traveling and are in the area near "coffee break" time, we head downtown to Essencia Artisan Bakery. Their desserts are so good. We like their cinnamon rolls.

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Thank T P
Puyallup, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The pastries here are to die for-- try the rhubarb croissant, you won't be disappointed!!! The coffee was good but a little too cool- I like very hot coffee. Service was polite and fast and the locals seem to love this place!!!

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Thank NikkiG1234
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The atmosphere of Essencia is fabulous. Relaxed, old world looking, indoor and outdoor seating. They had to wipe drool off of the bakery case after I left. :) I was having coffee with a friend (Americano, tasted great) and we were there for about 2 hours. Early morning crowds and small group meetings. It cleared out and the lunch crowd... More 

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Thank AngieMQ
Yakima, Washington
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I stopped in with work colleagues on the advice of one in our group. It was suggested that I have the lunch special, half a sandwich, cup of soup, AND a cup of salad. I had the chicken salad sandwich. It looked simple but was FULL of flavor! Smokey and delicious. The soup was kabocha curry, just delicious. The salad... More 

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Thank lisa c
Cody, Wyoming
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Had a great lunch at Essencia and what a great concept they have...you choose thelunch specials (includes half sandwich, cup of soup, and a salad) from their freshly made varieties of the day. I had a BLTA on a croissant, clam chowder, and spring said with strawberries. Yum! The clam chowder was excellent, altho not like the thick New England... More 

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Thank Jean P
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This place is truly a wonderful find. The coffee is really good. The foods are fresh, reasonably priced, and flavorful. The best part, to me, is that it is possible to be super healthy here. I enjoyed a quinoa, kale, butternut squash salad and a cup of vegan kabucha curry soup. Both were incredible. The iced coffee is also the... More 

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Thank Jon R
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This is my early morning go to place for freshly baked treats. Beautiful sweet pastries and also savory options. Local folks always in there .... highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:00
Thursday
06:00 - 16:00
Friday
06:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98902
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Yakima
  • Phone Number: +1 509-575-5570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?