Hours: Wed – Sat 8am – 4pm; Sun 8am – 2pm
“The only reason for being a bee that I know of is to make honey…. And the only reason for making honey, is so as I can eat it.” – Words of wisdom by Winnie the Pooh
That cartoon pooh bear would certainly love Sweedeedee, a new bakery brunch spot in North Portland, for their Salted Honey Pie. It is the perfect balance of sweet and salty. The filling is wonderfully unique and full of pure honey flavor. The crust is flaky and crisp. Topped with a light homemade whipped cream, this is a pie is worth the trip alone.
But instead, just plan to come hungry, because their other menu items are also great.
Sweedeedee’s small space is adorably decorated with old records and cookbooks lining the bookshelves, and mason jars for water glasses. It is fun and nostalgic, without being too kitschy. From where you order, you see the magic in action with the kitchen on the right and the pastry case right in front of you.
It is filled with amazing treats ready to tempt you including ginormous Cinnamon Brioche Rolls and near-perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookies that are chewy, but crisp on the edges and full of flavor from brown sugar and thick layers of semi-sweet chocolate.
For a “healthier” option, try their House Salad with an over-easy egg. The large bowl is filled with greens, blanched broccolini, beets and radishes, tossed in a light vinaigrette and served with an fabulous piece of freshly baked bread.
As with most brunch places in the Rose City, be sure to arrive early on the weekends, or be aware you might have a short wait for a seat as Sweedeedee only has about 5 tables and 5 stools at the counter.