Cinnamon Works

serving vegan, Gluten-free, sugar-free, and good tasting regular Treats since 1983


Located in Pike Place Market, Cinnamon Works is one of the few scratch bakeries left in Seattle. Owner Michael Ruegamer opened the bakery's doors over 35 years ago when he bought a small storefront and turned his baking hobby into a new career. 

Over the years, Michael, his wife Judy, and their daughter Gracie, have expanded their product offering of cinnamon rolls, whole wheat sticky buns and giant chocolate chip cookies to include baked goods sought after by those who cannot eat "just any cookie". People with gluten and dairy sensitivity can find what they want at Cinnamon Works.

Cinnamon Works reflects the creativity and healthy living of the city it's located in. The small team is constantly working on new recipes that not only taste delightful but that can be enjoyed by locals and tourists with food allergies. The bakery is located on the corner of Pike & Pine and the delicious scent of our giant cookies will lead you right to our counter. 









1536 Pike Place

Seattle, WA




M-F 7:30a-5p
Sa-Su 8a-5p


cookies weigh 1/2 lb unless otherwise noted


Chocolate Chip - classic, chewy and loaded with chocolate chips

Gingersnap - perfectly spiced and easy on the teeth

Snickerdoodle - soft, buttery, thick, and topped with cinnamon sugar

Pumpkin - adorable and available w/ buttercream

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip - dazzling and available w/ buttercream

Peanut Butter - made with crunchy peanut butter and baked to perfection

Oat Raisin - wildly fluffy & healthy enough to eat for breakfast

Monster - the cookie that has literally everything in it

Oat Coconut Chip - chewy & loaded with texture from the oats & coconut

Bull's Eye - our peanut butter cookie but topped with a tagalong cookie

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip - void of sugar but not void of softness & sweetness

Sugar-Free Oat Raisin - round, fluffy and still sweet enough to please

Small Chocolate Chip - the same recipe but in a small size *2oz

Small Oat Raisin - the same recipe but adorably pocket sized *2oz


Pumpkin - impressively soft and available with buttercream frosting *6oz

Monster - the gf version that has literally everything in it

GF/VG Oat Raisin - the perfectly chewy cookie that will leave you wanting more *6oz

GF/VG Annie's Chip - a favorite that's easy on the eyes and even easier to enjoy *3oz


Snickerdoodle - made with tofu & vegan butter for ultimate softness

Oat Raisin - the cookie that keeps a favorite regular coming back

Chocolate Chip w/ Walnuts - some would say it's better than the regular version

GF/VG Oat Raisin - the perfectly chewy cookie that will leave you wanting more *6oz

GF/VG Annie's Chip - a favorite that's easy on the eyes and even easier to enjoy *3oz

Quick Breads









GF/VG Cinnamon Swirl



Chocolate Banana Marble

GF/VG Cinnamon Swirl




Lemon Poppyseed

Apple Maple w/ maple frosting


Sugar-free Blueberry Bran


GF Zucchini

GF Apple Walnut

GF Blueberry

GF Pumpkin

GF/VG Cinnamon



Banana Chip

Almond Poppyseed

GF/VG Cinnamon

Rolls & More


Plain Jane - our cinnamon roll without frosting

Plain Jane w/ Frosting - cinnamon roll with royal frosting

Pull Apart - 3 cinnamon rolls twisted together to make a lovely giant

Pull Apart w/ Frosting - a lovely giant made even better by adding frosting

White Sticky Bun - stacked cinnamon rolls coated with caramel and pecans

Whole Wheat Sticky Bun - dense rolls coasted with caramel and pecans


Cinnamon Roll - a tricky recipe that has been mastered to perfection *available with frosting*

Brownie - packed with chocolate and topped with walnuts

Macaroons - simple, adorable, packed with coconut, and fun to eat

GF/VG Granola - packed with spices, dates, orange, and more *contains honey

GF/VG/SF Lemon Blueberry Scone - for those with multiple dietary restrictions 


Cinnamon Roll - a staff favorite that available with maple frosting

Lemon Poppy Bite - a small cookie topped with royal frosting

GF/VG Granola - packed with spices, dates, orange, and more *contains honey

GF/VG/SF Lemon Blueberry Scone - for those with multiple dietary restrictions 


our coffee

There are a lot of options when it comes to quality coffee in Seattle and we feel confident in the coffee that we serve to our customers. Our beans come from the historic Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie just across the water from the market. Their coffee is rare, high mountain shade grown, and exquisite in flavor. 

“There is nothing palatable about coffee that arrives in my cup through the destruction of natural habitat, wildlife, or the eradication of Indigenous cultures, traditions or people.”

-Eva, Owner


coffee menu

We try to keep our coffee menu simple and the beans are so good that we try not to dazzle them up too much. We understand that black coffee isn't for everyone though, so we're happy to make you an americano, latte, cappuccino, breve, or a hot coco for the little ones. Soy milk and almond milk are available as substitutes. Additionally, we carry a variety of teas and syrup flavors. 

Don't be alarmed if we ask you to first try a sample of our black coffee upon ordering an americano. We just really like our coffee and it's quicker for all parties involved. Keep an eye out for the bakery owner, Mike, holding a white 2 oz cup. If you're lucky he'll shout, "Hey! Try this!" and give you a sample as you walk by. 


buy the beans

Not everyone has the time during their stay in Seattle (or heck, even living here) to make it out to Vashon Island. We tend to keep a good supply of both the pour-over and espresso beans in good supply. We sell 1 lb bags available in whole-bean or ground. 

Please visit www.tvicr.com for more information.

Owner Michael Ruegamer perfecting our Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls. 

Owner Michael Ruegamer perfecting our Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls. 


Yes, we're located in Pike Place and are a popular destination for tourists but we also love serving quality goods to fellow locals. Our items are perfect for work meetings, birthdays, family get-togethers, and we also ship! Keep in mind that our bakery is small and because we want to provide our customers the freshest of items we only bake off what we plan to sell for the day. If you're planning on purchasing a box of items, please contact us in advance.

Our small team is always switching from ovens, to coffee, to customers, then back to ovens again, and we don't always have a free minute (or hand!) to answer the phone. If you'd like to submit an order, please send us an email including the following information: 

  1. Your name and preferred contact information
  2. Items and quantity you're interested in
  3. The date and time that you'll need these items for
  4. Are we shipping or are you picking up
  5. Dietary restrictions/questions

Please send us an email regarding your order at least 24 hours ahead of when you plan to pickup. We will respond promptly with the order total and additional questions. 


about the Owners & their farm

 Mike has owned Cinnamon Works for over 35 years and while he is now "retired" you can find him during the wee hours of the morning working on the gluten-free cinnamon rolls and enjoying classics such as black coffee and the soundtrack of Grease. Originally from Montana, Mike worked as a history teacher, and then as a carpenter before opening his own bakery where he could pursue his passion of baking. Married (and co-owning) for almost 10 years now, Judy brings her own baking creativity to Cinnamon Works, manages the small team, and still finds time to lead their daughter's Girl Scout Troop into the world of wilderness and cookie sales. Before becoming an amazing mother and baker, Judy was living it up in New York City and worked as a nurse. The team takes full advantage of her medical and life advice. When the owners of Cinnamon Works aren't overseeing, baking, serving customers, and working on general maintenance of the bakery, they are busy tending to their charming farm on Vashon Island.


the sheep

The bakery takes the proverbial saying "waste not, want not" to the heart in their practices. While the best attempts are made to only produce what can be sold, sometimes certain leftover baked goods are used to feed the adorable sheep at the farm. These athletic sheep participate in the Vashon Island Sheepdog Classic. 



Zucchini is a prime ingredient in some of our favorite recipes and is grown at the farm on Vashon Island. In addition to the zucchini supply, the owners also grow tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, plums, and whatever else they manage to find time for. 

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Our favorite girl scout, gracie

Daughter of Mike & Judy, Gracie knows the ins-and-outs of the bakery and Pike Place Market. She regularly visits the bakery and enjoys munching on the vegan banana chip muffin and the vegan cinnamon roll. Gracie is quite the Girl Scout and thanks to her, we have a good supply of Tagalongs for our Bull's eye cookie.