BIZNOTE: The café on the way to Upton Flats

The future proprietor of the corner commercial space at Upton Flats is finally commenting on his plan for the northeast corner of 35th and Graham. Khalid Agour, best known for Itto’s Tapas in The Junction (and Capitol Hill), told WSB today:

We finally got the keys to the new place this week. The plan is that we will be establishing a café serving local West-Seattle sourced espresso drinks along with breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Hoping to open sometime late August or September pending permits. We are really looking forward to serving our much loved West Seattle community!

No decision yet on a name. (Itto’s was named for the proprietor’s mom.) As previously reported, the Seattle Housing Authority plans to use the rest of the commercial space as offices.

17 Replies to "BIZNOTE: The café on the way to Upton Flats"

  • Nw mama June 14, 2019 (7:25 pm)

    I’m sure it will be delicious.  I love Itto’s.  

  • oakley34 June 14, 2019 (7:55 pm)

    Wow I’m surprised and delighted.  Everything I’d heard till now was all that space would be used by (I think) SHA or some other housing related office space.  

  • pdid June 14, 2019 (8:35 pm)

    Thank goodness. Now they just need to serve alcohol in the evening and presto, got my biz.

  • Sarah June 14, 2019 (9:13 pm)

    This is awesome news!  The neighborhood really needs this kind of spot!! Looking forward to checking it out… frequently.

  • Brenda June 14, 2019 (9:49 pm)

    Yes!!! Can’t wait!!

  • Boh June 14, 2019 (11:41 pm)

    Hope it’s not just Sammy’s but salad and some ittos inspired dishes

  • loubna June 15, 2019 (5:16 am)

    I am proud of you dear uncle. You’re ambitious and ready to make things happen you’ve already gone so far in such a short time, I know you’ll continue to prosper and succeed. Good luck!

  • Wsresident June 15, 2019 (8:38 am)

    Yay! Yay! Yay! So excited. Congrats to you guys! Can you please, please have bagels and fry your eggs versus microwaving? Also some vegan options? So glad there will finally be coffee within walking distance! 

  • Robin June 15, 2019 (9:17 am)

    Great news!  Itto’s is my favorite restaurant in West Seattle!

  • John June 15, 2019 (12:59 pm)

    High Point continues to evolve in the best of ways.

  • Lina June 15, 2019 (9:30 pm)

    Oh hell yes!  We just bought a house in High Point and have been so psyched to move there in mid-July.  The one thing that had been missing in my book – walkable coffee!  We live near Bird on a Wire on Henderson now and I will miss them.  This is wonderful news.  Hoping this new spot gets loads of business and has great coffee!  

  • alki_2008 June 16, 2019 (7:26 pm)

    What does “local West-Seattle sourced” mean for the espresso?

  • KM June 16, 2019 (11:26 pm)

    Yay!!!  So excited to hear that’s coming to our neighborhood. 

  • sks June 19, 2019 (9:27 am)

    Happy to hear more delicious food is on the way from this proprietor.  I recommend spending more time on training the servers at this new place as the service at Itto’s takes away from the food and ambiance. 

  • EH June 19, 2019 (11:49 am)

    Yay another community member of the Itto family; and just around the corner from me! I’d love to see it named “Little Itto’s”!

  • UrbanGypsy June 20, 2019 (1:16 pm)

    Who do we talk to if we’re hoping to have even more choices at Upton Flats, like a yoga studio, etc.?

    • WSB June 20, 2019 (1:38 pm)

      I don’t know that any additional space is vacant besides the SHA offices and the future café but you could certainly inquire with the SHA. If you’re a High Point resident, you probably have SHA contact info. If not, you might ask this division:

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