WEST SEATTLE BIZNOTE: Realfine Coffee now open in The Triangle

(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)
Julie Mierzwiak is thrilled to be at the helm of her own coffee shop, serving her own community, after almost a decade working as a barista for others. Six months after she announced plans for Realfine Coffee at 4480 Fauntleroy Way SW, next to Rudy’s Barbershop, the shop is open (thanks to Dan for the tip!). Julie told us she’s been planning her own shop for years – she just didn’t know where it would be, until she found this space. The remodeled space, once home to Maestro Motors (now a short distance west on Fauntleroy), is full of West Seattle connections, Julie says – West Seattle workers did the remodeling and plumbing; even the espresso machine, by Synesso, was handmade by a West Seattleite (in Georgetown). Meantime, her coffee is Herkimer, from a small-batch roaster in North Seattle; her baked goods are from Standard Bakery; there’s a case for Molly’s sandwiches/wraps on the counter; and beer is available – local, of course (including Schooner Exact, which got its start in WS). There’s also seating – two large shareable booth-type spaces on the street side, and barstools at a counter on the other side. Realfine is open 6 am-7 pm weekdays, 7 am-6 pm weekends.

22 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE BIZNOTE: Realfine Coffee now open in The Triangle"

  • West Seattle Hipster December 14, 2015 (5:13 pm)

    Best of luck to this new West Seattle business, hope you are very successful.

  • Elisa December 14, 2015 (5:44 pm)

    So happy for Julie. This is her dream and knowing her commitment to service, it should be a success!

  • Tami December 14, 2015 (6:34 pm)

    Best coffee in Seattle guys! You should swing by and see for yourselves. You will not be disappointed.

  • WSMama December 14, 2015 (6:51 pm)

    So happy it’s walkable from the Y! I know where I’m headed for my latte! Welcome to the ‘hood!

  • Erica Jacobs December 14, 2015 (7:11 pm)

    So happy for Julie to have her own shop! Beautiful clouds of lovely in my cup!!! Seriously delicious coffee! Very happy.

  • Diane December 14, 2015 (7:35 pm)

    and it will be walkable from the new Maestro Motors location

  • Diane December 14, 2015 (7:36 pm)

    it will be really interesting to have coffee there; my car was saved by Maestro Motors inside there a couple years ago; ever grateful

  • M & D December 14, 2015 (8:08 pm)

    Congrats Julie, you are on your way to success after a long and hard journey for your dream to come true.

  • Mom & Dad December 14, 2015 (8:12 pm)

    Congrats Julie, you are on your way to success after a long and hard journey to see your dream come true.

  • Maggie December 14, 2015 (8:29 pm)

    I don’t know who this Julie chica is but my, she glows! Look forward to stopping in for a soy latte.

  • JennyL December 14, 2015 (11:14 pm)


  • Matt S. December 14, 2015 (11:56 pm)

    This is fabulous news.

  • THD 3 December 15, 2015 (7:46 am)

    Julie is the most amazing person and incredible businesswoman and barista. Lucky West Seattle to have her back – now in her own BIZ! I am so happy for her and cannot wait to become a regular.

  • Keith December 15, 2015 (9:42 am)

    This is walkable from my house. I can’t wait to drop by. Best of luck to Julie!

  • KD December 15, 2015 (9:53 am)

    Congrats, Julie! We’re so happy for you and glad to see you’re following your dreams. What an inspiration!

  • dhg December 15, 2015 (3:17 pm)

    Congrats! We’ve been looking forward to you getting this shop open, ever since you told us about it. We hope to be there soon.

  • Rene S. December 15, 2015 (3:21 pm)

    Congratulations Julie! I’m sure the family will be visiting! ;-)

  • Elise December 15, 2015 (5:27 pm)

    Yeah, Julie is awesome! She served us coffee at her former employer for years. So happy for her. I’ll definitely be there.

  • West Seattle since 1979 December 15, 2015 (8:01 pm)

    Great news!

  • Dr. Bob December 15, 2015 (10:07 pm)

    Please make it a point to go visit Julie’s place and have a cup… regularly!

    And spread the word!


  • rose feliciano December 16, 2015 (6:20 am)

    Hooray for Julie! Best wishes!!! And the coffee is great!

  • M&B December 17, 2015 (4:13 pm)

    Round up the regulars; Julie is back!
    Can’t wait to return to a welcoming smile and a well crafted coffee.

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