BIZNOTE: West Seattle Caffe Fiore closes

Though the banner says “We Are Open,” Caffe Fiore at 2206 California SW is closed – permanently. After tips (thank you!), we went over this morning to check, and found this note on the door:

To all of our loyal and supportive Caffe Fiore customers: It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing our permanent closure here in West Seattle. We have had 10 amazing years here and want to thank you for all of your support and patronage. As much as we had hoped we could get this store through this very difficult time, the situation has just been too much for us to sustain financially and this coincides with the end of our lease here. Thank you again for your amazing support over the years and we encourage you to please come visit us at any Caffe Vita or Fiore in the Seattle area. Thank you again and we wish everyone all the best.

The shop opened in November 2011. The micro-chain’s founder Deming Maclise took over Caffe Vita – which has a two-decade history – early last year.

6 Replies to "BIZNOTE: West Seattle Caffe Fiore closes"

  • Scott April 17, 2021 (5:45 pm)

    Such a sudden end to a wonderful era of good coffee, great people, and wonderful memories. The staff has watched my son grow up and I’ve lost that place “where everyone knows your name”. I’ll miss the applause when I enter (thanks Todd & Marcia) and look forward to running into the people I’ve met there, wherever our paths may cross again. 

  • Al Ybarra April 18, 2021 (3:59 pm)

    So sad… I’ll miss that place. 

  • Coffee Neighbor April 19, 2021 (9:03 am)

    Sad to see this place go, felt even sadder for the staff that was told on a Monday that their shop was closing Friday of that same week. Friendly reminder to always tip your baristas… it might be one of the last times you get coffee from them. 

    • Mariem April 21, 2021 (12:39 am)

      Pretty shop. Good coffee.  I had a horrible service experience  and the barista at the time was dishonest and rude. Management did not respond to my  concern to even find out what occured. Told me all I needed to know so I never went back. Owners- if a customer has a bad experience, at least call back. Best of luck to those who have lost their jobs. 

  • timeslid April 24, 2021 (10:00 pm)

    “It’s Scott everyone!”. We will miss the perfectly timed entrances too! Since we all live kinda close I look forward to the impromptu meetings too. AND to reiterate the sage advice of the above lover of coffee, “TIP YOU BARISTA!”.  

  • A May 2, 2021 (10:40 am)

    Bummer! Do we know what business is going in its place yet? 

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