Eloise Augustyn’s north Portland cafe, Sweedeedee, is almost too charming for words. This former kaleidoscope factory connects to Mississippi Records, features a yellow and white awning, shelves of pickle jars, and lighting care of a wood swan chandelier. Sweedeedee is always mobbed for breakfast, but the key to their success may lie in honeycomb.
Yes, that’s a stylish honeycomb pattern on the window, and the resulting ingredient fuels Sweedeedee’s signature Salted Honey Pie ($5). The gooey slab of pie arrived warm from the oven, with a crisp, buttery crust and a top that browned to a beautiful sheen by baking in a glass Pyrex dish. The pie’s sprinkled with Maldon sea salt crystals and plated with fluffy whipped cream. Nearby Bob’s Red Mill contributed the flour and My Local Honey supplies honey, which they source from beekeepers within 100 miles of Portland. Augustyn clearly put considerable thought into her pie, which pays off in glorious presentation and taste.