West Seattle food/beverage news: Riverhouse Creperie closing

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Riverhouse Creperie, the coffee/crepes/gelato spot on the ground floor of ActivSpace on Harbor by The Bridge, just announced to its mailing list that it’s closing as of October 31st. Owner Kathaleen writes:

We regret to announce that, due to health concerns, Riverhouse will be closing its doors on October 31st, 2009. It has been a wonderful experience and I will always remember and be grateful for the fantastic people I met through this journey. I hope you have a chance to come in before we close our doors for good and that I will have a chance to say goodbye to some of you on October 31st.

Thank you for all of your support over the last two years and especially your support, good wishes and prayers that I have received over the last month. I am truly grateful and blessed to have had this experience.

Kathleen has written about her cancer battle on Riverhouse’s Facebook “fan page.” (Thanks to Chas Redmond for forwarding the e-mail announcement.)

8 Replies to "West Seattle food/beverage news: Riverhouse Creperie closing"

  • rw October 19, 2009 (11:51 am)

    The Riverhouse was one of the overlooked gems on the local dining scene. Great crepes lovingly prepared at great prices. But due to the location I often forgot it was there. You will be missed. Best of luck, Kathleen.

  • chas redmond October 19, 2009 (1:19 pm)

    Yes, best of luck Kathleen – you were a welcome respite on the Alki Trail for those of us on foot and on bike.

  • LMA October 19, 2009 (1:46 pm)

    Sorry to hear that

  • JayDee October 19, 2009 (6:24 pm)

    I will try and make it by for one more crepe. I will miss the Riverhouse. Good Luck.

  • Tiffany Kosa October 20, 2009 (12:14 am)

    Health concerns to you or me?!?! j/j I had my first crepe here and YES I say it like “creep” LOL I’m not Frech mmmmmmmkay?

    You will be missed, what in the world will all the active spacers do for a pick me up?

  • Sue October 20, 2009 (12:47 pm)

    I’m sorry to hear this. I just took a space at ActivSpace yesterday, and was looking forward to patronizing them since I’ve heard good things about them. It’s sadder when you realize it’s for health reasons, and not just an economic choice.

  • Mark October 20, 2009 (8:43 pm)

    Life is full of paradoxes. Last Sunday, we finished Spin class with Ed at Allstar Fitness, and headed for breakfast. We typically don’t eat at The Chelan, but thought we had no other choice. As we approached that café, and its overflowing parking lot, we decided to pass, and then the idea of the crepe place in Active Space popped into my head. We’ve ridden our bikes by the place many times, but never stopped.
    What a magnificent and clean find. Tasty food, carefully prepared by a couple of joyful folk. It was a great way to kick off Sunday. Sorry to hear the place is closing.
    Oh and the paradox…by virtue of perhaps habit, hundreds pour into Chelan, to be demeaned by cranky old biddy waitresses for a plate of drek masquerading as breakfast.

  • kathaleen October 29, 2009 (9:33 am)

    Thank you for all your kind comments! The cafe is up for subleasing and the equipment is up for sale. If you know of anyone looking to open up a small cafe or espresso stand, send them on over.

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