Our Story

Deborah Di Bernardo founded Roast House Coffee in 2010, a specialty coffee roastery committed to only sourcing earth-friendly coffee and supporting a sustainable coffee supply chain. In 2018, she decided to branch out and open First Avenue Coffee.

We feature ten different organic coffees sourced and roasted by Roast House Coffee. All our syrups are house-made, curated by our team with natural ingredients to match every season. Whether you’re looking for a classic coffee beverage or want to spice things up with one of our seasonal concoctions – we got you!

Our in-house bakery is dedicated to serving gluten-free, vegan, and keto goodies. Through a relationship with local Spokane bakers, we’re able to offer fully loaded baked goods from a separate bakery space. Whether you need gluten-free or full-of-gluten treats, we have something you’ll love.

Vision

Our vision is to be the heart and soul of Spokane, Washington’s vibrant coffee culture, serving as a community hub where people gather, connect, and savor exceptional coffee experiences. We aspire to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters genuine connections, nurtures art and creativity, and fuels the aspirations of individuals from all walks of life.

Mission

Our mission is to be memorable in a class above our competitors by providing personalized service, exceptional coffee and treats, and excellent experiences in our sophisticated spaces.

Values

COFFEE
We hope that we can help people discover how delicious coffee can be with a little time, attention, and love. So, our coffee beans will only be sourced from roasting partners that care about our world, Fair Trade, support women-owned farms, and are all organic. We love Roast House for all of these things and it is this partnership that makes us better all around.

HONESTY
Our team of baristas, bakers, and makers are founded on truth even if it is not impressive. First Avenue customers trust us for our integrity. Honest people produce the best results!
“Honesty is an expensive gift, don’t expect it from cheap people.” – Warren Buffet

KINDNESS
Kindness is our gift to our community. Our craft is for people by people. We honor our patrons with unrivaled enthusiasm. We believe kindness has everything to do with both coffee and life. We strive to build kindness into every part of our business because we know that good vibes can really go a long way toward positive outcomes.

PASSION
Our dedication to crafting exceptional coffee and treats is unwavering. We exist to offer deep and memorable experiences in a sophisticated way. Our love for hospitality, coffee, and culinary arts drives us. With every cup brewed and every treat prepared, we infuse our creations with the passion that fuels our commitment to excellence.

INNOVATION
Embracing change and creativity, we continually explore new horizons. Our commitment to innovation allows us to offer unique seasonal flavors and unexpected twists that surprise and delight our customers.

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
Quality is the cornerstone of our offerings. We uphold the highest standards in every aspect of our creations, from the selection of premium ingredients to the meticulous roasting and preparation processes. From our carefully selected coffees to our house-made syrups and baked goods, we refuse to compromise on delivering a consistently exceptional experience.

COMMUNITY
We believe in the power of connections. Our coffee shop is a gathering place where diverse individuals come together to share stories, ideas, and experiences. We actively contribute to the vibrancy of our region by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

DIVERSITY
Just as our menu caters to a range of tastes, our inclusive mindset welcomes all. We celebrate diversity in our team, our offerings, and our patrons, fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected.

SUSTAINABILITY
We are committed to a sustainable future, sourcing our coffees and ingredients with a conscience. By prioritizing Earth-friendly practices we reduce our footprint and contribute to a healthier planet for generations to come.