West Seattle restaurants: Last day for Firefly Café and Creperie

Today is the last day of business, for now, for Firefly Café and Creperie in The Junction, writes its owner Charell Estby in this Facebook post. It’s been up for sale for half a year, she writes, and while it’s still listed and looking for a new owner, she has to move on. Firefly opened at California/Genesee in fall 2012 and has been involved in many community charity drives and donations along the way. Firefly is open today until 3:30 pm.

15 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Last day for Firefly Café and Creperie"

  • Sue January 11, 2015 (10:16 am)

    I’m sorry to hear that. It’s a fun place I enjoyed going to, and they’ll be missed.

  • LyndaB January 11, 2015 (10:26 am)

    You will be missed. I enjoyed the crepes. :-)

  • Diane January 11, 2015 (10:29 am)

    sorry to hear this; best to Charell

  • KD January 11, 2015 (11:01 am)

    Why is it closing?

  • Mary S January 11, 2015 (11:11 am)

    Arrgh! I really wish this were not happening, though I understand it. It was so great to have something go in a storefront that was empty for way too long. And we absolutely loved the food and sitting outside in the summer months to enjoy it.

  • Jeffrey Mirsepasy January 11, 2015 (12:16 pm)

    Sorry to hear this! I did my part In supporting them (by eating there)!

  • Learned A Lot January 11, 2015 (1:05 pm)

    When restaurants and cafes open they do so against all odds. They must charge enough to pay the rent, power, water/waste pickup, upkeep of the property and equipment, purchase of new when the old can’t be resurrected, not to mention food costs and additional sundries and, of course, pay their staff. Usually that leaves nothing for the owner who has given all his time and energy and probably all his savings to the dream. Next time you complain of the cost of eating out, remember that, at best, restaurant profit margins are narrow and more often than not they’re a push OR a slow financial loss. Did you know your nice cloth napkin costs $1.37 to launder…that using Open Table reservation service costs the restaurant $1.00 per diner? Could go on here, but you get the picture….remember to patronize the good ones while they’re still around. Best of everything to Charell. We’ll miss you.

  • Diane Venti January 12, 2015 (7:29 am)

    Always enjoyed stopping by, though I wish we had done so more often. The food was great, the coffee the best we have ever had, and Charell-well she was always a sunny spot in our day! Wishing Charell all good things in her next adventure. All of the love and community she created at Firefly is an ‘investment’ for the next chapter. Nothing but good to say about Firefly. You will be missed.

  • CE January 12, 2015 (8:42 am)

    Sad to see Firefly go. Our family will miss our walks there for lunch or a smoothy.

  • Ryan H January 12, 2015 (3:52 pm)

    Aww, man! Was just driving by a couple weeks ago thinking I needed to stop in for another salty sweet crepe! I will be sad to see them go too. Great coffee and tasty crepes. I was only able to stop by once a month ish, but definitely enjoyed my visits. Best wishes to Charell. -R

  • Bhaskar Ganti January 12, 2015 (3:53 pm)


    All the staff will be sorely missed along with my Dulce De Leche Crepe and my wife’s King Crepe. Thank you for serving us the much savored crepes.

    Bhaskar Ganti

  • brandon January 12, 2015 (9:44 pm)

    well, there goes my gift certificate.

  • Christine January 13, 2015 (12:10 am)

    I’ll miss my favorite place to meet my friends and take my daughter. I feel for you, Charell and will miss seeing you and your super friendly team there.

  • Jeannie January 13, 2015 (4:13 pm)

    Nice place, good food, but I can’t get past the “fly” in the name.

  • Ray West January 24, 2015 (5:25 am)

    Sorry to hear this. It was something “unique” in West Seattle, and that is sorely lacking here as far as places to eat. I had several very tasty crepes, but the menu was limited, particularly for savory dinner crepes, and it was pricey. I understand about restaurant overhead and narrow profit margins, but customers on a limited budget can only afford to spend so much. For me it was an occasional indulgence to pick up a great crepe after work on a Friday night. Parking was also an issue and the limited and cramped seating was another. Best of luck to her for any future endeavors.

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