In November, Eater brought word of The Dane, a cafe and bar coming to 15th Avenue NW and NW 80th St in Crown Hill. The Dane is now fully operational, opening quietly over the weekend with coffee and tea served bright and early, 35 taps, and a menu of sandwiches and snacks. It’s a nearly all-day affair, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the shop takes a break from from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.
“We are thrilled to be part of the neighborhood,” says co-owner Amy Sorokas. “Everyone has been so welcoming.” The Dane’s drink selection is far-reaching, with options that include Stumptown espresso and cold brew, Smith Teamaker teas, and taps pouring beer from mostly local breweries (Fremont, Mollusk, and Georgetown Brewing make appearances, among others), ciders, wines, and Snoqualmie root beer.
In an effort to encourage lingering, The Dane also has sandwiches on Sea Wolf Bakers’ bread and snacks like a cheese plate, Theo Chocolate, CB’s Nuts, and Fuller Foods’ “handcrafted” non-GMO cheesy puffs from — you guessed it — Portland.
The Dane raised funds through a founders’ club called The Herred, and the company is still offering memberships that include a lifetime option for $225. Club membership provides a bunch of branded swag, invitations to special events, $1 off all draft drinks (for a maximum of three per day), and $1 off growler fills, a potential win for locals who plan to camp out at the establishment regularly.
8000 15th Ave NW, (206) 297-4441, website. Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.