We love coffee. We love beer. And boy do we love wine. A new cafe in West Seattle is set to open serving up all three, with the goal of becoming a “neighborhood destination.” To sweeten the pot they’ll have select coffees from revered Nordic roasters, alongside a coffee menu anchored by local heroes Olympia Coffee Roasting Company. This is exciting news indeed for West Seattle, which will welcome these newbies Sound & Fog sometime this month.

As told to Sprudge by Justin Krebs of Sound & Fog. 


For those who aren’t familiar, will you tell us about your company?

Sound & Fog is a specialty coffee bar in West Seattle that features great coffees and several beers on tap as well as extensive wine offerings. The goal of Sound & Fog is to become a neighborhood destination that provides amazing coffee and an approachable evening menu of beer and wine. We’ll have Olympia Coffee Roasting Company, a rotating local roaster, and a monthly “while supplies last” Nordic coffee pour-over option provided by Kaffe Box. The beer and wine will rotate as well.

Can you tell us a bit about the new space?

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The space is going to focus on the bar which takes up about a third of the space. It’s going to have a nice Shou Sugi Ban application that will contrast with all the white and grey in the space. There will be ample seating and we have giant windows that open onto what will become a future park (now it’s a temporary fire station).


What’s your approach to coffee?

Our approach to coffee is to keep it accessible for everyone and create a fun experience. There will be a standard menu of “basics” and multiple slow bar offerings as well as cold brew on tap and limited natural in-house syrups (i.e. sugar+water+1-2 organic ingredients). We want to focus on seasonal drinks but also allow for our customers to get creative and find what we can make that’s right for them.


Any machines, coffees, special equipment lined up?

For coffee I’ll be using the following equipment; La Marzocco Linea PB two-group, Nuova Simonelli Mythos Clima Pro grinder, Mahlkönig EK 43 grinder, Marco Ecoboiler, Baratza Forte, and Kalita Wave for pour-overs.

Coffee: Serving Olympia Coffee Roasting Company as espresso and retail. Also serving a rotating local roaster and a monthly Nordic pour-over option provided by Kaffe Box out of Norway.


Are you working with craftspeople, architects, and/or creatives that you’d like to mention?

Architect: Allied 8
Contractors: Plumb Level Square (They do all the Matt Dillon restaurants in Seattle.)

What’s the address?

4735 40th Avenue Southwest, Seattle.

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