We’ve got an independent bookstore, why not an independent coffee shop? There’s two Starbucks’ and a Tully’s on the Island– both local companies. But not independent.
Here’s some commentary on buying local from Island Books:
From the bookstore you can go to Cellar 46, but apparently you can’t go back.
It should be in North Island, maybe in Mercerdale. It should be cozy, with a fireplace. It should have much better food than either Tully’s or the Buck.
How about a bakery/ coffee shop with quiches, ham and cheese croissants and homemade soups?
Delicious croissant, please come to Mercer Island. Credit: junstine.foong, flickr.
For any entrepreneur thinking of starting one, here’s the case for doing it in a recession: people spend more time in coffee shops when work hours are reduced. My friend, a tech contractor, works several days a week in a coffee shop and has for years. Now he has trouble getting a table anyplace.
Imagine, during our latest snowstorm: walking up to North Island, into a cozy coffee shop with a fireplace and some newspapers (I know Starbucks on N. Island has a fireplace). A local gathering place with its own character, in the great Seattle tradition of great coffee shops.
An Americano some local chatter, please. Photo credit: Henry Bonell on Flickr.