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Green Lake’s new Irwin’s Bakery and Cafe is on track to open by Mother’s Day

What do you think? (2 Comments) April 25, 2011 at 3:00PM

Note: You can read updated information about Irwin’s opening date and menu here.


Linda Fecher stands in front of the soon-to-open Green Lake Irwin's

Irwin’s Neighborhood Bakery and Cafe is coming soon to east Green Lake.

Owner Linda Fecher tells us that she is hoping for a grand-opening celebration on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8, 2011), with free treats for moms. A soft opening will precede that sometime in early May.

The bakery and cafe will be located at 301 NE 65th St, across the street from Latona Pub, Mona’s Bistro and Lounge, Cafe Lulu, and Krittika Noodles & Thai Cuisine. The location previously held PetDaddy, a self-serve dog wash and dog boutique. PetDaddy closed after a drunk driver crashed into its storefront.

The new cafe will be open Mondays through Fridays, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.,  and  Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

This will be Irwin’s third location. Irwin’s can also be found in Wallingford (2123 N 40th St) and Eastlake (1201 B. Eastlake Ave E).

Linda says that she is currently revamping the Wallingford menu, which will be replicated in Green Lake. She promises to get us the new menu, which will feature options for kids, as soon as it is available.

“We bake with Rbst growth hormone free dairy, free range eggs, and we don’t add preservatives or any other weirdness to anything baked at Irwin’s,” the bakery’s website says. “This is old-school, at-home baking at it’s most honest.” In fact, Linda says, she was a home baker for 30 years before purchasing Irwin’s.

Brown paper covered with artwork by Aaron Winnenberg currently hangs in the cafe’s windows. Here’s a peek at what’s behind that paper:


The view from the front door shows the future bakery and espresso counter. Stumptown Coffee will be served.

The bakery will be located behind the counter. All baked goods at the Green Lake Irwin's will be baked in-house, and the bakery will be used after-hours for the production of Irwin's wholesale items.

A bench will line the wall looking out over N 65th St. Free wi-fi will be available.

A stone fireplace will warm the corner of the space. Rotating work by local artists will hang on the walls. (Linda is always looking for new artists to feature at her cafes. Interested artists can drop her a line at irwinsbakery @



2 Responses to “Green Lake’s new Irwin’s Bakery and Cafe is on track to open by Mother’s Day”

  1. TGH says:

    Cafe Lulu has great coffee. Just say no to Irwin’s.

    • Guest says:

      I disagree! I’m excited to have a new bakery/cafe in the greenlake area and cant wait for Irwin’s to open!