Drive-through West Seattle Coffee House opens this Friday

Talking this morning with West Seattle Coffee House proprietor Janel Loos, we observed that her about-to-open coffee stand is mocha-colored. “That’s what I was going for!” she laughed. We first told you back in January about plans for the drive-through coffee stand on the site of Hans VW Repair at 35th and Graham (map) in High Point. Now, it’s set to open this Friday. Read on for more from our conversation with Janel:

Janel grew up in West Seattle – with coffee in her background, working at Alki Bakery in her high-school days – and says two of her three employees also grew up in WS, so customers will be greeted by “familiar faces.”

And what they will serve, she promises, will be memorable: “My whole goal was not to have another standard coffee drive-through. It’ll be amazing coffee, with exceptional service.” She notes that since it’s on the site of an established business – Hans (Jr.), by the way, is her husband – they’ll have an ice machine and filtered water, instead of having to tote in water and ice as some coffee “shacks” do.

West Seattle Coffee House will serve Zoka Coffee, as well as smoothies, hot chocolate, Italian sodas, frozen drinks, and tea, “a little bit of everything, all natural,” says Janel. She’s still finalizing the baked-goods plan, so no names to share on that yet.

Hours will be 6:30 am-5:30 pm on weekdays, 7 am-11 am on weekends (for starters – also note, that means no conflict with the food trucks that set up in the Hans lot 11 am-2 pm, Marination Mobile and Parfait Ice Cream). The entrance will be from SW Graham, exiting to 35th.

The West Seattle Coffee House sign will likely be up by tomorrow; website and Facebook page are in the works (but there IS a FB event page for the grand opening!).

7 Replies to "Drive-through West Seattle Coffee House opens this Friday"

  • Lisa June 27, 2011 (1:13 pm)

    Oh boy – drive through coffee! Just what we need. Hope they will open early for the morning commute :D

  • kate June 27, 2011 (1:45 pm)

    exciting! i often want drive through coffee, but like to avoid $tarbucks, so i’ll be there for sure!

  • jissy June 27, 2011 (1:49 pm)

    So happy to hear this and so close to home. I have a new found appreciation for the drive-thru concept since I have 2 toddlers in tow and holding 2 sets of hands and coffee is impossible!

  • jasmin June 27, 2011 (2:02 pm)

    Awesome! We’re out in Arbor Heights and have been wishing for drive-thru espresso on this side. Looking forward to it!

  • foy boy June 27, 2011 (4:19 pm)

    Hey jasmin, Ever try the one on roxbury by the auto parts store?

  • betty tester June 27, 2011 (6:28 pm)

    Sounds good! Next thing to the coffee shop we’d hoped for in the developement on the corner. We’d hoped for outside seating. It’s a step!

  • Yardvark June 27, 2011 (6:29 pm)

    So great to have a drive through coffee on 35th that isn’t Starbucks. Can’t always make it over to the Junction for Red Cup Espresso.

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