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Downtown’s Favorite All-Day Cafe Expands to the U Village

Mr. West is opening a location in the former Mrs. Cook’s space

A sandwich on a plate with a bowl of cornichons
Downtown’s Mr. West is opening a second location in University Village.
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The University Village shopping mall is scoring the second location for downtown’s popular all-day cafe, Mr. West. The combination bar and cafe, from the owners of Madrona’s Bottlehouse wine bar, will open this summer in the former home of the Mrs. Cook’s store.

Like the downtown location, owners Soni Davé-Schock and Henri Shock will encourage diners to bring a laptop and order an espresso, or share a bottle of wine and a charcuterie plate with friends. Other menu selections will include coffee cocktails, egg sandwiches, wine-based spirits, curried avocado toast, salads, and beer.

The cafe will have several seating options, including a patio with a fireplace and plants aplenty. Inside, there will be bistro tables and a wine bar.

The University Village has made some serious improvements to its dining and drinking options over the past few years, adding heavy hitters like respected Vietnamese restaurant Ba Bar (which will be next to the new Mr. West); Rachel’s Ginger Beer, which houses the excellent Ma’ono fried chicken sandwiches; and Japan-based sensation Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.

Ba Bar

500 Terry Avenue North, , WA 98109 (206) 623-2711 Visit Website


1416 34th Avenue, , WA 98122 (206) 708-7164 Visit Website

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

4240 Kearny Mesa Road, , CA 92111 (858) 974-1101 Visit Website