Kitaro, the coffee roaster for Northwest Coffee
One of the advantages of urban living is being just a few steps away from wonderful places like Northwest Coffee.
In my new Central West End digs, I’m one block away from Northwest Coffee.
Milo and I often stop at Northwest Coffee on our morning walk when I’m either out of coffee or need to leave home shortly after our walk and it doesn’t make sense to make a full pot.
They have a large outdoor patio…bigger than the entire building. I don’t have pictures of it, but the outside includes a fire pit area and a covered portion of the patio which is non-smoking (yeah!). Smokers are welcome to sit outside in the uncovered area by the fire pit or one of the other tables.
The day that I took this picture of Milo, the 2 carabiners on the fence for leashes were frozen shut, as was the water bowl. But the fact that they have the carabiners and water bowl makes me so happy. They also have dog treats at the counter. I’m assuming they aren’t free…I haven’t ever asked for one but I should the next time I go and Milo would probably drag me there every time we head for a walk.
One of the things I love about the Central West End location of Northwest Coffee is that the roasting operation is in full view of the dining area.
This is not a fancy coffee shop. I’m sitting at one of the tables in the picture above. This is a truly urban establishment.
My only gripe with Northwest is that they don’t offer what I call ‘real food’. They have a pastry case but I’m looking for hot food or sandwiches when I go to places like this.
I asked Kitaro and the nice woman behind the counter if there would be food coming with the recent ownership change.
They said that they didn’t know if there were any plans to add food but it would require them to redo their counter area. There currently isn’t any space for food prep or storage. The Clayton location offers steamed eggs…so maybe they’ll add them. But even that would require some changes to their setup.
I’m hoping the new owner decides to make it work to add at least some food. I swear I would be there all summer long with my dog if that happened.