BIZNOTE: Opening day for Youngstown Coffee Co. in Delridge

(WSB photos)

Today is the first full day of business for Zoe Lyn Kritzer‘s new shop Youngstown Coffee Co. at 5214 Delridge Way SW, but you might know her already from her past West Seattle gigs. We contacted Zoe after neighbor Kate tipped us about seeing the new shop in soft-open mode on New Year’s Day at the former Daily Dose space. Zoe tells us:

My desire to start a coffee shop in West Seattle began when I was 18 and I started working at Uptown Espresso on SW Edmunds St. I have continued to fall in love with the community of West Seattle as I made my residence permanent a few years back and juggled four jobs, two of which allowed me even more exposure to the best of the West; Ma’ono and Uptown Espresso. I am beyond excited to create a space where every person that walks in the door feels like they can be unabashedly themselves and leaves at least a bit better off than when they entered; satiated mentally, physically, and emotionally. My shop is centered on building the beautiful community of Delridge and bringing together people from every walk of life through interpersonal communication and connection.

A big question for coffee shops is always “what are you serving?”

I’m partnering with Victrola for my beans. I grew up on Cap Hill, going to their original shop on 15th; it’s where I began my love affair with coffee and I still think they make the best coffee in Seattle. They also have one of the most supportive, intelligent, ethical, and just generally wonderful team of coffee professionals.

I’m also featuring Friday Afternoon Teas. Friday, the owner of the tea company, is a true tea artist and scientist. Her teas are unlike anything I’ve ever tasted or smelled. She uses a combination of ethically sourced fruit, herbs, and spices to create unique and intoxicating blends.

Lastly, I serve pastries from my innovative and mastermind bakers down at Macrina. They deliver tantalizing treats daily for the fantastic folks of West Seattle to snack on with their craft coffee.

Youngstown Coffee Co.’s hours are 5 am-6 pm weekdays, 7 am-3 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

18 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Opening day for Youngstown Coffee Co. in Delridge"

  • Em January 2, 2019 (10:43 am)

    Oh cool! I’m excited to check it out. I’m a fan of Victrola and Macrina so sounds great. 

    • Zoe January 3, 2019 (8:27 am)

      Thank you for the support! Looking forward to meeting you, Em!

  • sam-c January 2, 2019 (11:36 am)

    Sounds great! We’ll have to try and make it in soon.  

    • Zoe January 3, 2019 (8:29 am)

      Please do! Looking forward to figuring out exactly what is going to ignite your palette! 

  • ScottAmick January 2, 2019 (12:58 pm)

    I’m impressed with the 5am weekday opening time!  Might be very few customers from 5 to 6 but I might just go there occasionally because of the opening time.

    • Zoe January 3, 2019 (8:31 am)

      Your excitement means a lot! Looking forward to meeting you, whatever time of day that occurs. :)

  • k January 2, 2019 (1:52 pm)

    when is mighty o coming to westy? i’m sick of the weekend delivery problems…

    • TinyTim January 3, 2019 (9:56 am)

      Who cares? This isn’t about M*****-0 donuts.  Support this business that is here in the hood.  She worked hard to make her dreams happen.

  • Kayo January 2, 2019 (6:26 pm)

    Will definitely be stopping in soon!  So happy to support another new neighborhood business.  

  • Andrew Mead from HiPt January 2, 2019 (6:52 pm)

    Congrats and we welcome you neighbor!  

  • Brent Curtis January 3, 2019 (9:25 am)

    Welcome to the neighborhood!!

  • Pat p January 4, 2019 (12:12 pm)

    Happy to see Friday afternoon teas being served close to home! Will have to stop in soon! 

  • Larry January 10, 2019 (9:16 am)

    I stopped in this morning and must say, Zoe is true to her words above; I not only left with a great tasting cup of coffee in hand, but feeling better than before I walked in.  I will be frequenting. 

    • KND January 11, 2019 (9:33 am)

      same! Zoe makes it really hard for me not to stop there EVERY morning with her enthusiastic, genuine presence and great coffee. Living just across the street, I may have a (good) problem on my hands… ;) 

  • Amy January 12, 2019 (2:31 pm)

    Excited about the new shop! Any gluten free treats available to have with what sounds like top notch coffee?!

    • RC January 18, 2019 (8:08 am)

      Hi Amy, Yes, today there were some of those awesome GF biscuits from Macrina. Yum!

  • Doug January 12, 2019 (4:18 pm)

    I finally made it in today. It was great meeting Zoe and seeing the shop buzzing. What a great addition to the neighborhood!

  • RC January 18, 2019 (8:05 am)

    Thanks so much to Zoe for keeping this local business going! My husband and I stopped in this morning after dropping our daughter off at daycare. Zoe was super friendly, the coffee was amazing. We’ll be back! Zoe also mentioned she’s going to start a pre-K reading group on Sundays, which we’re really excited about. 

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