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Central District’s Tiny Dorothea Coffee Is Moving On Up

The microroastery is closing its cafe to reopen in a bigger space

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A hidden gem in the Central District, microroastery and cafe Dorothea Coffee, is closing its cafe on Jackson Street after service on May 7. But if you’ve come to love the expertly selected and lovingly roasted single-origin pour-overs, don’t despair. The owners tells Eater they have new plans in the works for South Seattle.

Dorothea Coffee opened on the ground floor of co-owners Conor Mahoney and partner Ashley Sirls’ home at 28th and Jackson. Sipping coffee in the shop always felt more like relaxing in their living room rather than in a formal business setting.

Now, Mahoney and Sirls say they’ve outgrown the small space, which was previously occupied by a daycare. “We’re growing and came to terms with the fact that we’re not able to grow within the house on Jackson,” the duo said. “We’ve found a space in South Seattle to call Dorothea’s permanent home but have a few more hurdles to get over. We are dedicated to the spirit of Dorothea that was born on Jackson, of an intimate communal space with good coffee, and excited for everything that’s to come.”

Dorothea has also been pouring its coffee at Amandine Bakeshop on Capitol Hill recently, and Mahoney says that partnership will continue.

Dorothea Coffee

2812 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144 (206) 910-9102 Visit Website

Amandine Bakeshop

1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 948-2097 Visit Website

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