Green Bean Coffeehouse
8525 Greenwood Ave. N. (map)
Seattle, WA 98103
Yelp: “It’s quite the refuge from the forgotten streets of Greenwood…”
Tags: cafes, coffee coffee · Food & Drink
I loved the coffee here and the home made muffins were great. However, Once I decided to stay for a while and read the paper. I noticed a prayer group in the back of the place. Not a problem, but then one of them asked me if I would like to join them. I politely declined and told them that I am Jewish. Then they informed me that this was a christian coffee house. they weren’t rude about it it was just like they were stating a fact. Granted they were not people who worked there but it made me feel so unwelcome I have never been back.
I stopped in to Green Bean Coffee for the first time today and it was such a great experience! The barista, Jen, was friendly and informative – she told me about service opportunities in the Greenwood area (she pointed me to the Phinneywood blog) as well as shared how gracious Sip and Ship was to allow them to run Green Bean out of Sip and Ship after the coffeehouse was lost in the Greenwood arsenic attack.
I also spoke to Bill and learned of several opportunities to volunteer at the coffeehouse and support the community. A person could bake products sold at the shop, learn and make his signature quiches also sold there, or volunteer your time to various tasks supporting the rebuild of this great coffeehouse. Both Jen and Bob also informed me of other great businesses in the area including Romio’s Pizza (has a gluten-free menu) and Wheatless in Seattle. Overall I had a nice time chatting and learned a great deal about Greenwood, not to mention the coffee is my new favorite brand! What an amazing community we have.