A day in the life of biscuit-loving Seattle cafe owner – buttermilk
Posted On July 25, 2021
A day spent at Buttermilk Drop, a new restaurant in the West Seattle neighborhood of East Seattle, was a joy to witness.
Located at 1135 W. Pine St., the new restaurant opened on June 1, and its menu features biscuits, sandwiches, and salads.
The café, with an extensive selection of sweet, salty, and savory treats, is a staple of the neighborhood, which boasts a diverse population that includes a small but dedicated group of immigrants from South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
However, the cafe’s name comes from the biscuits it sells, which come in a variety of flavors.
In the past, owners had to get creative to satisfy their customers’ cravings.
However the owner decided to experiment with a new method of serving their food.
A customer was hesitant to order a biscuit with a buttery, sour taste.
They didn’t know if they should be satisfied with just a plain, sour biscuit or a butter-like, sweet biscuit.
Owner Aamir Javed informed them, “You should definitely be satisfied, you should not be sad.
It is not the end of the world if you are not satisfied.”
Aamid took the idea of serving sweet biscuits to the next level.
He started to experiment, experimenting with different ingredients and flavors to find a perfect combination.
It was an ambitious experiment, but Javed is extremely proud of his work.
“It was a challenge to get the ingredients right, to put together a perfect product.
I think it was the perfect thing to do for a café, because we are really trying to find something different for people,” said Javed.
The result is a variety menu of sweet and savoury treats with a healthy mix of ingredients and a fresh, homemade feel.
In addition to biscuits, the café serves salads and wraps.
Their menu also features a variety from grilled, fried, roasted, fried chicken, grilled pork, and seafood, which is also available in their salad bar.
The cafe is a favorite among the locals, and customers are always eager to try their products.
“We have so many regulars, and they are all very welcoming, so it’s a pleasure to serve them.
We really love it, and I am proud of it,” said Aamiro Javed, owner of Buttermilks Drop.
Aamur Javed recently opened his new restaurant on Pine Street.
Photo by Aamikumar