As of April 1, Broadcast Coffee’s Central District roastery and cafe is up and running at S Jackson St and 25th Ave S. Owner Barry Faught describes the status as a soft opening, meaning a limited menu and shortened hours until a few more pieces come together.
This project was a year in the making. Faught expects to have the rest of the cafe’s furniture built and installed in the first week of May, and he’s aiming to hold a grand opening on May 21. Expect a full coffee menu and a selection of pastries once the cafe is fully operational.
The new 2,100-square-foot venue will act as Broadcast's headquarters, as a roasting facility and production space will complement the cafe and its big back patio. Faught says the location will allow the company to "highlight our roasted coffee and offer coffee tastings, classes for folks to learn how to brew better coffee at home, and some basic barista classes."
Patrons will be able to watch the roasting process and ask questions. “We want you to see where your coffee comes from and how it works,” Faught says.
Faught warns customers that the new shop will have some finicky hours prior to the grand opening. If you’re planning to visit, he encourages checking the company’s Twitter account for any updates.
Broadcast also has locations in the Central District and Roosevelt; its former Capitol Hill cafe is now home to Ghost Note Coffee, which continues to serve Broadcast’s beans.
2517 S. Jackson Street, website. Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.