Katy’s Corner Café ★★★★★
♪♪ Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name
And they're always glad you came
You want to be where you can see
The troubles are all the same
You want to be where everybody knows your name ♪♪
The Cheer’s theme song perfectly describes what you’ll experience when you walk inside Katy’s Corner Café—locally shortened to Katy’s—where everybody knows your name.
I remember walking into Katy’s for the first time. Katy herself welcomed me into the coffee shop. I asked her what she would recommend to someone who didn’t really care for the coffee taste. Without missing a beat, she suggested their chai tea and smoothies. I sat in their cozy cafe and tried both while I worked on my laptop.
After working for a while, she asked if I wanted to try a piece of their homemade quiche. “I’ve never had quiche before … sure,” I responded. She dished up a freshly baked veggie quiche.
I’ve been hooked ever since.
This is probably one of the friendliest neighborhood coffee shops/cafés I’ve ever experienced. Everyone is extremely friendly: the workers and the patrons. Katy’s unequivocally stands up to their onlinedescription:
“At Katy’s Corner, we love meeting new people. In fact we use our coffee to lure them in. Devious, huh? Don’t worry: Once they’re here, we treat them just like family. Our cafe is designed to be a cozy place to chat, do some work, get into a good book, and eavesdrop (let's be real: that's everyone’s favorite pastime).”
Every morning that I walk in, I find comfort in knowing that I’ll either meet some encouraging people or once again find myself chatting with my neighbors. There’s the bike shop peeps that come in from down the street to get the latest and greatest neighborhood gossip (I mean, news), the dog walkers that pop in for a dog biscuit, the couple that drives up for their morning fix, the student working on their school work, amongst others.
When I first starting going to Katy’s, I did not enjoy the flavor of coffee. Since then, I have become somewhat of a coffee-snob. **Correction: an extreme coffee snob.** If you’re a coffee snob, like me, you’ll love Katy’s locally roasted coffee. It has a depth of flavor that not many shops can duplicate.
**Note—If you like a slight taste of coffee, but mostly sweet, this coffee may overwhelm your taste buds a bit. The advantage of being in a place like this is that you can tell your barista and they’ll 100% customize your drink to your preference.**
If you’re a food snob, they have a good array of homemade pastries and (did I mention) quiche. It’s not a full-fledged kitchen; however, they do very good with the space they have.
If you want to check it out, here is a bit of their info:
Katy’s Corner Cafe
2000 E Union St
Seattle, WA 98122
Monday - Saturday6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM