Coffee house opens Saturday in Grand Coulee




— Coffee lovers can get their charge of caffeine – plus other goodies – at the new Voltage Coffee House, 140 Spokane Way.

The business is set to open at noon Saturday, April 28, said owner Solveig Chaffee.

Voltage is in the newly renovated 1938 former carpenters’ union hall, which features vaulted ceilings, restored wood floors, brick and galvanized metal elements with a rustic industrial vibe. An eye-catching chandelier created by Chaffee from salvaged electrical conduit centers the space, she said.

Chaffee, a 14-year Grand Coulee resident, said she is realizing a dream to bring a casual, fun environment with high-quality drinks and house-made food and bakery items to the dam area.

A full range of baked goods plus ready-made breakfast and lunch items will be available from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Operations will extend to seven days a week during the summer.

“With ready-made food and drinks available to eat in or take away, Voltage will be an easy stop for those needing refreshments on their way through Grand Coulee as well as those who want to linger and enjoy the free wi-fi and beautiful environment,” Chaffee said.

She offers java from Blue Star Coffee Roasters, Twisp, using a state-of-the-art La Marzocco espresso machine. For simpler tastes, dollar drip coffee is available, as are tea and cold pop.

“The bakery case will be fully stocked with a rotating selection of items including molasses spice cookies, fluffy, rich brioche cinnamon rolls, maple pecan scones, chocolate peanut butter brownie cake and luscious lemon bars,” Chaffee said. “Breakfast offerings will include quiche, granola with milk or yogurt as well as savory pastries.”

Sandwiches, featuring chewy, house-made baguettes, will be available for lunch and include roasted tomato with brie, and ham and butter, plus a selection of salads. There’s also a gluten-free option.

Juice boxes and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are on the kids’ menu.

“Voltage Coffee House looks forward to becoming a community meeting spot where there is something for everyone and everyone is welcome,” she said. “Relax, reconnect, rejuvenate. Let the journey begin.”



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