Black Diamond, WA
Black Diamond, WA
The city of Black Diamond was first established as a coal-mining community in the 1880s. Within the following 20 years, the town had become the largest distributor of coal throughout the Northwest. You can still find some fascinating historic buildings in Black Diamond. The town offers a friendly rural, small-town culture with some amazing mountain views. This city of nearly 4,500 people is currently in the process of significant growth in their community, with the population expecting to increase to over 20,000 in the next two decades.
Black Diamond Bakery & Restaurant
Built in 1884, this bakery became famous after many years of using its traditional "Old Brick Oven" to bake its breads. People have been coming from all over the state to buy hot bread and pastries from the renowned oven on a daily basis. Since 1989 the bakery has been serving fresh sandwiches from their bakery, which are very popular among the locals. Just 2 years later breakfast foods were being demanded by the community, so they began cooking delicious breakfast items in. In 1994, a large coffee shop was added as well to accommodate commuters with fresh coffee and pastries.
Lake Sawyer Regional Park
Lake Sawyer is the fourth largest natural lake in King County and has a surface area of 286 acres. The lake is mostly used for boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing. There are also multiple sports fields available to the public as well as picnic tables and walking trails.
Gracene’s Cupcake Boutique
This adorable bakery only offers one size cupcake on their menu – mini cupcakes. Apparently, after years of feedback from their customers, they have concluded that most people prefer these three-bite sized sweet snacks. Their amazing cakes and frostings are made fresh every day from scratch using high-quality ingredients. You won’t be able to find cupcakes quite like these ones anywhere nearby.
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