Eugene Cho

q cafe revitalization and 10%

So, the Q Cafe is closed for about one month. Q Cafe is a non-profit/non-religious cafe birthed by Quest Church in our efforts to “be a good neighbor.”  We’ll be reopening on Monday, January 14, 2008.  During this short break, we’ll be taking some time to reorganize and revitalize the cafe.  We’re excited about our two new staff:  Anu Orebiyi will be the cafe director [anu(at)qcafe.org] and Bethany Peterson [bethany(at)qcafe.org] will be the live music/art coordinator.  Feel free to contact them if you’re interested in volunteering with either the cafe or live music.

One of the things that we’ll be changing is the website.  I’ll simply redo it via a wordpress blog for the time being until some web guru can take it to the next level.  But having said that, please enjoy the current Q Cafe Website before it gets taken down next week.  It’s really a beautiful website.  Many thanks to Hage Creative for his work with both the website and the photos.  Please do me a favor and visit his photography site…it’s not easy starting your own small business.

As we have this past year, we will be giving away 10% of our monthly cafe sales to an outside non-profit organization.  So, we need to finalize a list of 10-12 organizations to donate our proceeds.  Our hope is to give half to local non-profits and the other half to global organizations.  This year, we are asking patrons, supporters, and friends of Q Cafe to make suggestions who we should support.  Each month, we’ll also highlight those organizations. 

So, take a few moments and make your recommendations here. 

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Other relevant reads:  5 Year Anniversary | Q Cafe Alive and Kicking | Why We Started Q Cafe; Seattle Times article on Q; Q Cafe Music Venue; on MySpace; on FaceBook

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4 Responses

  1. Ben says:

    i’d love to see q cafe stand as its own brand and be run aggressively like any other well run cafe in seattle.

    quality wise, service wise… kinda like zoka’s. excellent.

  2. patlo says:

    I actually think the current qcafe site is fantabulous!

    I was in the neighborhood on Thursday and hoping to a) hang out with friends from work who work down the hill from Q, and b) have a good cuppa joe and wifi, and c) celebrity spot the world-famous Eugene Cho, but… no luck; Q Cafe had just started renovation.

    (The website doesn’t say that the renovation has begun though ;-))

  3. leochen says:

    I don’t know much about running a coffee house, but when I do visit one to get work done, I usually do it at night and when I was a student, I used to sleep late into the morning, classes all day and study at night. So my guess is, other than first thing in the morning, coffee houses get most of their businesses in the evening and at night. Also, I don’t think people like sharing tables. So maybe having more smaller tables just big enough for a laptop, a book and a cup of coffee will invite more patrons. Lastly, Sunday nights are school nights and are for cramming.

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