West Seattle food & drink notes, including new Caffé Fiore

More details to come on all of these, but some quick notes before the night’s out:

NEW COFFEE SHOP IN ADMIRAL: Looks like North Seattle-headquartered Caffé Fiore is indeed the coffee shop that’s been rumored to be on the way to the new live/work/townhouse building just north of West Seattle Fabric Company (WSB sponsor) in the 2200 block of California SW. We saw the business name in DPD records a couple weeks ago and have been seeking comment ever since; haven’t received the requested comment – but tipster Jeff says a sign has gone up. (We’re heading out for a photo shortly Late-late-night photo added.)

LUMPIA WORLD COMING TO HIGHLAND PARK: They had a short-lived stint in the south-of-Junction Rite Aid parking lot, and now Lumpia World is headed back to West Seattle – not just for the already-announced appearance at Mobile Chowdown in The Junction on October 2nd. According to the LW Facebook page announcement tonight, they’ll be setting up regularly in the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot (12th/Holden) starting on October 8th.

PAN AFRICA GRILL OPENING DATE: WSB contributor Bill “Hutch” Hutchison has been working on another followup regarding the restaurant moving into the former Ho-Win Chinese Restaurant spot at California/Juneau (here’s his original story from May). They had told him they were hoping to open next week. Extra confirmation of that apparent plan came today when an online “deal” circulated for Pan Africa, listing September 20th as the expected West Seattle opening date. They’ve just painted the front of the restaurant, too, with patterns over the distinctive “rock” siding.

15 Replies to "West Seattle food & drink notes, including new Caffé Fiore"

  • westseattledood September 15, 2011 (11:08 pm)

    Lumpia World is coming to Highland Park!
    Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

  • Julia September 15, 2011 (11:59 pm)

    Welcome Fiore! I often go to their Ballard and Queen Anne locations when I’m away from home (West Seattle).

  • LatteRose September 16, 2011 (12:41 am)

    Yayyy! I -love- Caffe Fiore! (I also stop in at their Ballard locale, on the way to Golden Gardens).

  • Thistle September 16, 2011 (8:29 am)

    Between all of the already great eating spots, an amazing new pizza shop, the “coming soon” frozen yogurt and Greek food sites, and now Cafe Fiore, I will never have to venture further then five blocks to indulge in all of my vises… well maybe I will still have to go a little further out to say hi to my Beverage Place friends :-) Welcome to the neighborhood Café Fiore!

  • Susan September 16, 2011 (9:11 am)

    The exterior of the Pan African Grill looks great. I cannot wait for them to open!

  • LyndaB September 16, 2011 (10:01 am)

    Oh, I missed out on the Greek food announcement! Where will that be?

    • WSB September 16, 2011 (10:10 am)

      I don’t know of a Greek restaurant, but maybe they mean Mawadda Café, the one going into the former framing store next to Wells Fargo in Admiral. They’ve had a “coming soon” banner up that mentions gyros (and falafel). We had a pic here somewhere – in addition to our original story .. TR

  • MJC September 16, 2011 (10:14 am)

    Oh Lumpia World how I have missed you!

  • Admiral935 September 16, 2011 (10:50 am)

    Neato – sounds classy!

    “Caffe Fiore is Seattle’s first organic coffee house, striving to use organic products whenever possible.” from their website

  • LyndaB September 16, 2011 (2:03 pm)

    Thanks, Tracy! I do remember that announcement. My stomach is grumbling. :)

  • Lorelee September 16, 2011 (5:37 pm)

    Any updates on the old bohemian?

  • marty mcdonald September 16, 2011 (8:04 pm)

    Fiore is one of the best Seattle has to offer, along with Vivace, Herkimer and, on a good day, Vita. It gets close to Blue Bottle status (an SF uber coffee lovers’ brand). And that it is landing in my back yard, makes it even a notch better:-) I have awaited the arrival of a good coffee shop in N. Admiral for years. Praise the coffee gods!!! Oh, and did I say I quit drinking coffee?

  • cjl September 17, 2011 (10:36 am)

    Yay!!! I always thought Admiral area needed a coffee shop!!

  • LatteRose September 17, 2011 (2:42 pm)

    @marty – I totally agree! Vivace is tops. Fiore is wonderful (I must also put in a big vote for Equal Exchange at Ballard Market, and Kuma on Stone Way).
    So glad Fiore’s going to be in the neighborhood!

  • Terry September 19, 2011 (7:27 am)

    Oh good. Finally a place to buy coffee in Seattle.

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