Coffee with a Friend: Sky Nursery

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vicki Michels is a woman on a mission - and that mission is to find every coffee shop in the area where you can get a good cup of coffee and sit down to enjoy it with a friend.  To see the other coffee shops in this series, look under Features in the first column of our webpage.

The main entrance to Sky Nursery and the coffee shop
has been on the north end since the new greenhouses were built.
Photo by Vicki Michels

18528 Aurora Avenue North

By Vicki Michels

OK, this is not exactly a "coffee shop", but it is a wonderful stop along (atop?) the Interurban Trail! Just inside the front doors of the greenhouse you will find a full-service counter selling hot and cold drinks, just perfect to carry with you as you survey the beautiful plantings.

Or you can sit at one of the little nearby tables with a drink and a munchie, and just listen to the birds and inhale the peace and scented air.

The coffee shop is right by the north entrance
Photo by Vicki Michels

The coffee itself comes from Fidalgo Bay roaster in Burlington; they are organic, fair trade, and kosher. I recently had a white macadamia latte that was marvelous.

Open – Mon-Sat 9 a.m.; Sun 10 a.m.
Close - Mon-Sat 4 p.m.; Sun. 4 p.m.

The counter sells only pre-made goodies, but such goodies they are! There are "Uncle Seth" pink cookies, both regular and mini. Biscotti. Cookies, of course. And wonderful breads, including blueberry, sour-cream walnut, lowfat lemon poppyseed, and my fave: yogurt mandarin.

Sky Coffee
Photo by Vicki Michels

There is plenty of parking for the nursery, both in the main lot and also some at the side along Aurora Avenue.
(By the way, one can still enter from Aurora, coming either direction, but the main entrance is off Midvale, a block or so north of the police station. The Midvale street turn is across from Bartells Drug Store.)

Inside the nursery there are benches and little places to perch everywhere. Just near the coffee kiosk are perhaps three little tables with 2-3 chairs at each. Certainly sufficient to meet a friend for coffee.

There is no access right now, though the barrista says she has been nagging. . .


Anonymous,  April 1, 2013 at 7:28 PM  

I also really like Swanson's Nursery cafe. You feel like you are in a jungle with their palm trees, plants, fountains and a beautiful koi pond!

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