Monthly Archives: October 2011

Vita at Saint Martin’s University Gala on Nov. 5

| October 28, 2011

Caffe Vita is honored to serve espresso to the attendees of the upcoming Saint Martin’s University Gala on November 5, 2011, in Lacey, Wa. Headlining this black-tie affair is celebrity chef Mario Batali. He’ll be joined by special guest emcee Lynne Rossetto Kasper from The Splendid Table. The event includes a five-course dinner with fine wines, a culinary demonstration by Mario Batali, and live and silent auctions. Sorry, tickets are no longer available.

The annual Gala raises money for student scholarships. Saint Martin’s University is the alma mater of Armandino Batali, co-founder and salumist at Salumi Artisan Cured Meats and father of Mario. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones as we gather in the spirit of hospitality, community, and fine dining.

Photo from the Vita Archives.

Coffee Shop Series: The Maldives and Motopony on Nov. 3

| October 27, 2011

Together with Verizon, we’re bringing you local favorites The Maldives and Motopony for free at Neumos on Thursday, November 3 (8pm doors; 9pm show). It’s our third and last concert for the year in Verizon’s Coffee Shop Series. The show is all-ages and the upstairs bar at Neumos will be open.

Sign up here to enter to win General Admission tickets or VIP Experience passes. The VIP Experience includes a pre-show party, a tour of our roasting facility, and more. (Pssst! One of the bands will be joining the tour.) Also, watch our Vita Facebook and Vita Twitter updates over the next few days. We’ll make some VIP Experience passes available to some lucky internet friends.

To pick up a pair of complimentary tickets, swing by these Verizon and Caffe Vita locations listed below. At the Verizon stores, starting today, they will send you off with a tin of Caffe Vita coffee (until they run out).

Verizon Seattle ticket locations
(Thurs, Oct 27 – Tues, Nov 1)

  • Downtown | 1633 6th Avenue
  • Northgate | 401 NE Northgate Way

Caffe Vita Seattle ticket locations
(11am-6pm, Sun, Oct 30 – Tues, Nov 1)

  • Capitol Hill | 1005 East Pike Street
  • Fremont | 4301 Fremont Avenue North
  • Queen Anne | 813 5th Avenue North

Want to do something good with your old wireless phone? Bring it to the show on November 3, and it’ll go to Verizon’s HopeLine phone recycling program, which supports victims of domestic violence.

Now, let’s get back to the music! Watch The Maldives perform live in our Bean Room for KEXP at the Capitol Hill Block Party in 2009.

Have you seen Motopony’s “King of Diamonds” video? We’ve got it for you right here.

For all the details, visit the Coffee Shop Series website.

HiawathOween this Saturday

| October 26, 2011
This Saturday is HiawathOween at café weekend. We’re sharing their invitation below. You should go to this.
Fall is here and our favorite time of year…..

In celebration of Halloween and harvest we cordially invite you to our annual community fall gathering on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

This year’s HiawathOween will be a festive, family-friendly costume swap & fall food drive in support of our neighborhood foodbank/ FBSM. 

FESTIVITIES INCLUDE: Invite your friends and make it a play date or craft time for adults & kids.

  • Costume swap – or clear out that Halloween dress up bin and donate it (gently used & clean costumes please). Unclaimed costumes after the event will go to our neighborhood Goodwill or FBSM child.
  • Craft time – we will have a few craft tables open for BYOM – (bring your own materials) to gussy up those costumes.
  • A spookie cookie decorating table* limited supplies for walk-in guests. RSVP to reserve your cookie.

SWAP/ DONATE: 5 cans of food or $5 donation to FBSM = 1 spookie cookie to decorate or 1 raffle ticket. 1 costume = 1 costume voucher swap or 1 spookie cookie

WHERE: This event will be held in our community room at the Hiawatha Lofts from 10am-2pm on Saturday October, 29th 2011. CLICK here for map.

DETAILS: CLICK here for more details on the costume swap & food drive.

RSVP here to reserve your spookie cookie on facebook or in the cafe by Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

NEIGHBORS & RAFFLE DONATIONS:*if you are a neighborhood business or partner of cafe weekend and would like to participate further, please feel free to contact us. 

Looking forward to see you here and excited to see what you are going to be this HiawathOween!!!

It’s Coffee For the Kids!

| October 24, 2011

During the first week of November, join Caffe Vita in supporting all-ages art and music at The Vera Project with Coffee for the Kids. Caffe Vita will donate 10% of sales to The Vera Project on the following days at each of our six Seattle cafes:

11/1 – Tuesday – Capitol Hill –  1005 E. Pike St.
11/2 – Wednesday – Queen Anne – 813 5th Ave. N
11/3 – Thursday – Pioneer Square – 125 Prefontaine Pl. S.
11/4 – Friday – Fremont – 4301 Fremont Ave. N
11/5 – Saturday – Phinney Ridge – 7402 Greenwood Ave N.
11/6 – Sunday – Seward Park – 5208 Wilson Ave S.

So, drink up — it’s for the kids! Vita <3 Vera.

P.S. Hey, have you checked Vera’s show calendar lately?