From Our Editors
The Three Faces of Café Weekend
More Than Just Coffee
It bills itself as an espresso bar that’s “the cure for your weekday,” but Café Weekend offers much more than tasty lattes. To pair with cups of Caffe Vita espresso and organic coffee, the staff serves light lunches on weekdays and pastries on Saturdays. A selection of nostalgic penny candy and chocolate bars add a sugar rush to your caffeine fix.
In-House Craft Room
The co-owners of Café Weekend also run a multidisciplinary studio, and as such the café doubles as an atelier (French for “workshop”). At the Hiawatha Lofts that sit above the café, artists, poets, and performers hone their crafts in dozens of studios. Back on street level, the café’s in-house craft room often hosts hands-on workshops, and a bookshelf inspires the creative spirit with selected books, alternative comics, and free copies of The Stranger and Vice.
Along with curating the workshop space, Café Weekend hosts a variety of neighborhood events, from block parties to flea markets to community food drives. It also ships in treats from local purveyors. The seasonal selection of wagashi, a traditional Japanese sweet, comes from Seattle confectionary Tokara—a shop that makes intricate Kyoto-style wagashi.