WAKE ‘N BAKERY
Glacier restaurant expands menu
My friend Vic chuckles as he remembers his first visit to Wake ‘n Bakery. He’s a husky 6'4" and looks more than a little like Paul Bunyan. “My daughter and I were heading up to ski for the day when we stopped in for a mocha. Court Andersen, owner, baker and barista, sized me up right away: ‘Sir, I can see that you want whipped cream on yours, but what about the lady?’”
The Wake ‘n Bakery aims to please and has become a favorite stop for skiers and boarders trying to keep awake on the way to and from the slopes at Mt. Baker. Court and his wife Rebecca opened the establishment in 2004 in a portion of the Glacier ski shop building. The original location had no kitchen, so Andersen would get up at 3 a.m. to bake the goodies across the street at Graham’s restaurant.
A couple of years ago, Wake ‘n Bakery moved into a brand new building that featured an actual kitchen and seating space where patrons could relax and enjoy coffee and a light meal. The move off of the main highway to the space behind Milano’s and across the street from the Mt. Baker Snowboard Shop was a bit scary as they weren’t sure that people passing by would see the restaurant. Not a problem! The breakfast burritos – brimming with eggs, potato, cheese, yam and roasted garlic or chipotle cilantro walnut pesto – have been a hit. Quiche and wraps are also available for a lunch.
Andersen’s real passion is for the sweet treats though. In addition to selling scones, a variety of cookies and other delightful baked goods, Wake ‘n Bakery provides desserts for other restaurants in the area.
Visit Wake ‘n Bakery at 6903 Bourne Street in Glacier. For more information,
call 360/599-1658. X