CLOSURE: C & P Coffee temporarily shutters, while opening ‘virtual tip jar’ for staff

(WSB file photo)

C & P Coffee Company (longtime WSB sponsor) has decided to close for now, almost two weeks after the governor’s order to close restaurants/beverage businesses aside from takeout/delivery. Co-proprietors Cameroon and Pete Moores sent us their announcement, which spotlights a way for the community to help their staff:

Dear Friends and Neighbors

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to temporarily close the coffee house. We feel that it is the best way to support our community and keep our customers and employees safe.

We have established a Go-FundMe “Tip Jar” for our hard working baristas who are most affected by this.

Here is the link if you would like to contribute.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out through Facebook or e-mail:

We will update the website with any additional news:

We will miss you during our closure but know that we plan on opening up our doors as soon as possible. We will continue to be a community hub of arts, music and conversation. A place where neighbors can share a cup of coffee, support a cause, and a whole lot of joy and laughter.

Our doors may be closed for now but our hearts are open.

With so much love and gratitude,
Cam and Pete

If you are new – C & P Coffee has a unique backstory; two years ago, the property’s owners put it on the market as a potential redevelopment site; with community support, the Moores bought it, two years ago this month.

We are continuing to update the West Seattle restaurant/beverages list as changes come in.

10 Replies to "CLOSURE: C & P Coffee temporarily shutters, while opening 'virtual tip jar' for staff"

  • Carol March 28, 2020 (12:09 pm)

    Is there a typo (m instead of n) in the go fund me link?

    • WSB March 28, 2020 (12:59 pm)

      I clicked it before publishing to test it, and just did so again, it works, no typo …

    • Ice March 28, 2020 (1:04 pm)

      Amp is probably short for ampersand

    • CAM March 28, 2020 (1:37 pm)

      “amp” as in ampersand…

  • Mj March 28, 2020 (1:34 pm)

    Another $ saving idea, if you are not using your car and have it parked off the public street you can change coverage to storage.  

  • Guy Olson March 28, 2020 (2:41 pm)

    How much money did they raise a few years ago?

  • E March 28, 2020 (5:26 pm)

    Oh I am so sorry to see them close (though I completely understand.) We’ve been supporting the walk up window since the take out only started. This is one of the businesses in West Seattle that I would consider really and truly irreplaceable. There is no place like C&P!

  • 22blades March 29, 2020 (5:29 am)

    Coffee is not an essential service?!😳 We are seeing indications of grammatical errors already. Seriously though, I hope we punch through all this as fast as we so we can see you guys on the other side. Until then, stay healthy & we’ll be thinking of you guys.

  • John March 29, 2020 (7:13 am)

    Oh’s Sandwiches is closing TFN:

  • Mj March 29, 2020 (10:04 am)

    The economic carnage occurring is unprecedented.  

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