Greenwood's Makeda Coffee is reinventing itself. On Sunday, June 14, it will reopen as Makeda & Mingus Café and Bar with an expanded menu including ten Washington wines, eight rotating local beers on tap, house cocktails, and a range of small bites. From chef/owner Prashanthi Reddy, expect naan pizza, spiced nuts and popcorn, mac ‘n cheese (both "gluten-full" and gluten free), and more in the 25-seat, dog-friendly space. The spot will also keep pouring its standard Seven Roasters java.
The addition to the café's name (Mingus) is a tribute to Reddy's rat terrier, who is sure to be a regular in the canine-loving space. (Makeda is the name of the Queen of Sheba, which now encompasses Ethiopia and Eritrea, where much of the shop's coffee originates.) In terms of atmosphere, think artsy: Makeda & Mingus plans to host local musicians and craft nights, as well as hang local art regularly.
There will be an official launch party for Makeda & Mingus Sunday, June 14, from 6 to 10 p.m. $20 gets you a variety of buffet-style snacks and 2 to 3 cocktails; view the complete menu and order tickets through Dyne. After the launch, regular café hours will be Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.