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.

Mission Statement

At First Avenue Coffee, our passion is brewing more than just coffee – we’re cultivating connections over every cup. With a foundation deeply rooted in sustainability and a commitment to delighting your taste buds, we’ve embarked on a journey to redefine your coffee experience.

First Avenue Coffee is not merely a place to gather – it’s a movement towards conscious consumption and community betterment. Our mission is to serve not just cups of coffee and delectable treats, but also to inspire a harmonious relationship with our planet and its people. Join us in savoring a sustainable future, one sip and bite at a time.

Core Values

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.

Craftsmanship: Our dedication to crafting exceptional coffee and treats is unwavering. We uphold the highest standards in every aspect of our creations, from the selection of premium ingredients to the meticulous roasting and preparation processes.

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 Spokane by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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.

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.

Quality: Quality is the cornerstone of our offerings. From our carefully selected coffees to our house-made syrups and baked goods, we refuse to compromise on delivering a consistently exceptional experience.

Responsibility: We take responsibility for our impact on the environment and society. Through mindful sourcing, waste reduction initiatives, and community involvement, we strive to make a positive difference in our local and global communities.

Passion: Our love for 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.

At First Avenue Coffee, our core values guide us in every decision and action, shaping the experience we offer and the impact we make. These values are not just words; they are the foundation upon which we build connections, create masterpieces, and contribute to a better world.