Owners: Mike & Terry

The Evolution of
Zoe Coffee & Kitchen

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We've always loved coffee. Well, maybe not always. We'd sworn off coffee because it hurt Mike's stomach and Terry couldn't bring herself to drink another cup of Folgers. But then we discovered a young Starbuck's and our world changed. We savored coffee, studied coffee, and had dreams of opening our own coffee shop. When an opportunity arose to open a coffee shop on the corner of TerreView and Merman Drive in Pullman, we took it. We spent a lot of time and money visiting roasters and coffee shops throughout the Pacific Northwest, while hosting blind cupping events with friends to learn the coffee business. We made the right decision choosing Caffe D'arte as our coffee roaster: a smooth, rich flavor that is neither burnt nor bitter. We opened the doors of this first location in February 2006 for coffee, gourmet hand-crafted sandwiches, burgers and desserts.
Two years later, we were asked to open another coffee shop in the Interfaith House on the WSU campus, right next to the former Bookie. To better serve the WSU Community we sold the original Zoe location in 2010. We centered all of our efforts on providing a safe and popular venue where students, staff and faculty felt free to hangout, study, or enjoy live entertainment while enjoying great food with delicious microbrews and coffee in an idyllic setting. The shop was incredibly well received and affectionately dubbed “Zoe Underground” by students. We received the ASWSU Student Choice Award for Best Coffee Shop in Pullman for several years running. We loved our campus location and we loved serving the students, staff and faculty of WSU. When the building owners sold it we lost our location, but then a wonderful opportunity arose right in our own backyard.
We had the good fortune to purchase Pullman's well-known and loved Tam's Place from our wonderful neighbors, the Shermer's. We dove headfirst into a full-fledged restaurant business doing what any sane person would never have done: remodeling the restaurant at night, cleaning it up, and re-opening its doors every morning, all the while learning and developing a new business model. In addition to breakfast and lunch, we opened the espresso drive-thru, a cocktail bar and brought in a dinner menu. Now we are pleased to say, “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Served!” It's been an adventure! The restaurant has developed its own new flavor: a pinch of the old Zoe Underground from campus, and a dash of the new 1005 Main location. We're so happy and pleased to be Pullman's Urban Diner!
As two WSU graduates (Go Cougs!) who have raised four children in this amazing small town of Pullman, we're delighted to have now been providing award winning coffees, delicious food and tasty beverages to WSU and the Pullman community for these many years. We're incredibly grateful for our employees and for you our wonderful guests who come in our doors every day. Our continuing goal is to provide you with outstanding food and service. As the new “Zoe Coffee & Kitchen” we look forward to serving you the best for many more years to come!
Owners: Mike & Terry
Two years later, we were asked to open another coffee shop in the Interfaith House on the WSU campus, right next to the former Bookie. To better serve the WSU Community we sold the original Zoe location in 2010. We centered all of our efforts on providing a safe and popular venue where students, staff and faculty felt free to hangout, study, or enjoy live entertainment while enjoying great food with delicious microbrews and coffee in an idyllic setting. The shop was incredibly well received and affectionately dubbed “Zoe Underground” by students. We received the ASWSU Student Choice Award for Best Coffee Shop in Pullman for several years running. We loved our campus location and we loved serving the students, staff and faculty of WSU. When the building owners sold it we lost our location, but then a wonderful opportunity arose right in our own backyard.
Owners: Mike & Terry
We had the good fortune to purchase Pullman's well-known and loved Tam's Place from our wonderful neighbors, the Shermer's. We dove headfirst into a full-fledged restaurant business doing what any sane person would never have done: remodeling the restaurant at night, cleaning it up, and re-opening its doors every morning, all the while learning and developing a new business model. In addition to breakfast and lunch, we opened the espresso drive-thru, a cocktail bar and brought in a dinner menu. Now we are pleased to say, “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Served!” It's been an adventure! The restaurant has developed its own new flavor: a pinch of the old Zoe Underground from campus, and a dash of the new 1005 Main location. We're so happy and pleased to be Pullman's Urban Diner!
Owners: Mike & Terry
As two WSU graduates (Go Cougs!) who have raised four children in this amazing small town of Pullman, we're delighted to have now been providing award winning coffees, delicious food and tasty beverages to WSU and the Pullman community for these many years. We're incredibly grateful for our employees and for you our wonderful guests who come in our doors every day. Our continuing goal is to provide you with outstanding food and service. As the new “Zoe Coffee & Kitchen” we look forward to serving you the best for many more years to come!