Coffee pop-up Caffé Delia opened yesterday in a permanent brick-and-mortar location in White Center. Co-owner Matt Weiner says the idea for the coffee stand was hatched when his wife Delia MacFadden worked at Proletariat Pizza. About two years ago, MacFadden started serving espresso from a counter inside the pizza shop before it opened at 4 p.m.
"We called it a pop-up but it was open every day," Weiner tells Eater. Last fall, Proletariat started opening early for lunch and Weiner and MacFadden began searching for a new home for the coffee bar. They found one right next door.
Caffé Delia joins Dubsea and Burien Press as one of the few independent cafes in the area. "We love making good coffee and we love Rat City," Weiner says. "We've lived here for over a decade, we've always loved the neighborhood. We can walk to work."
The small cafe in the front part of a former tattoo parlor (Proletariat expanded into the back of the space) seats 15. Delia's espresso comes from Everett-based roaster Velton's. Soon, a rotating list of single origins will be brewed in Clever Drippers. MacFadden is baking a few homemade pastries like strawberry cream scones out of a tiny oven and sells other baked goods from Macrina.
· Caffè Delia [Official Site]
· Caffè Delia [Facebook]
[Photo: Caffè Delia/Facebook]