The Seattle Times has a feature this morning about the demise of the city’s coffee cart culture. Turns out, according to the Times, that the last year-round outdoor coffee cart is the one in front Eastlake’s 14 Carrot Cafe.
The Times reports there are carts inside buildings and carts on private property, like the one at REI. But carts on city sidewalks are rare. There are only two left and only the 14 Carrot’s runs all year.
The Times quotes former owners of coffee carts who say indoor coffee shops killed off their businesses. There’s good news for those who love the Carrot’s cart, according to the Times article:
“I love the fact that it’s outdoors,” said 14 Carrot owner Terry Proios, who began leasing space for the cart shortly after she bought the cafe in 1992. She eventually bought the cart and has no plans to close it.
Read the whole Times story here. It also includes a nice photo of the 14 Carrot’s cart.