The space at 4480 Fauntleroy Avenue in West Seattle was originally slated to be a Caffe Vita, but now it's going to be Realfine Coffee, owned by local barista Julie Mierzwiak. Mierzwiak says, "We should be open in the next couple of weeks. It's just a matter of putting all the pieces together and then for final inspections." According to the West Seattle Blog, Dani Cone (Fuel Coffee, High 5 Pie, Cone & Steiner General) is collaborating with Mierzwiak.
Mierzwiak will use Herkimer Coffee and will serve beer, along with pastries (mostly various croissants) from popular pop-up owner Josh Grunig. His Central District venture Pocket Bakery just ended a year-long run inside Magpie on Saturdays. Grunig has changed the name of his venture to Standard Bakery and is now selling at the Fremont Sunday Market.
Look for the shop to be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.