Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar

November at Latte Da

There’s always something fun to do at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar—and here, in one convenient place, is a list of every wonderful thing happening during the month of November. From puppies, local art, and storytelling to live music and seasonal wine tasting, Latte Da has got something for everyone—and of course there’s always good coffee and great food. For more details, read on:

  • Sunday, Nov. 6, Meet the Artist: each month, Latte Da features the work of a different local artist on its walls, which is not only fun to look at but also available for sale. November’s featured artist is Kerry Scribner, and you can meet her at 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 7, Musicians’ Open Mic Night: come on down and perform some music, or simply listen and enjoy. All ages are welcome to participate. Signup starts at 6 p.m., music starts around 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 11, Spoken Word Writers’ Open Mic Night: Enjoy a night of spoken-aloud poetry and short stories. Sign-ups start at 5:30 p.m .and readings start at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend and perform.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12, Pups & People Dog Meet-up: Meet your two and four-legged neighbors at Latte Da’s furry, friendly get-together. Enjoy hot, homemade biscuits and gravy, or anything else from Latte Da’s morning menu. All ages are welcome and guests can buy a bandanas to benefit Must Love Dogs NW, a local dog rescue organization
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, Give Thanks and Wine: Wine tastings will be offered in Latta Da’s beautiful Tasting Room from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Four tastes are $10. Small appetizers will be provided. Bottles and glasses of the wines being tasted will be available for purchase.
  • Saturday Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday: Come out and support your favorite, local small businesses. Latte Da will serve housemade biscuits and gravy as well as its full food and drink menu, and you can get a head start on your holiday shopping with Latte Da gift certificates. Be merry knowing that every dollar you spend locally gets invested right back into the community!

A “Presidential” Wine Tasting at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar is bringing the region’s best wines to you with monthly wine tastings on the fourth Thursday of each month—and this month, that’s Thursday, Feb. 25. Come to Latte Da any time from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to sample and learn about local wines, including which wines are best for the season and what foods they’ll pair well with. February’s theme is “A Very Presidential Wine Tasting,” and attendees should be open to heatedly debating the samples. (…but no name-calling, please; we like to keep the discourse civil.)

What, exactly, is a “presidential wine tasting”? The evening features wines enjoyed by past presidents, including Zinfandel for Ronald Reagan, who was the first to bring this wine into the white house. Nebbiolo is a favorite of Clinton (the Mr., not the Mrs. Hilary Rodham), and Jefferson loved German wines, so there will also be a German Riesling on offer. The last option is Champagne, a White House staple and the source of the phrase “pulling a Nixon,” who would serve Champagne, but instruct the servers to wrap a towel around the bottle (something commonly done, to keep the beverage chilled) so that it covered the label. In this way (it is rumored) Nixon kept the best bubbly for himself while pouring a lesser quality for his guests.

Fourth Thursday Wine Tastings are held Latte Da’s beautifully remodeled Wine Room. There’s no charge to attend, and you can get four tastes for $5. Complementary light refreshments will be served and there’s also lots of scrumptious things to purchase from Latte Da’s small plates menu. Latte Da is located at 205 E. 39th St. in the Lincoln neighborhood of Vancouver. To learn more, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com or check out Latte Da’s Facebook page.

Open Mic at Latte Da

The first Monday of the month means that you can leave your inhibitions at the door, get behind the microphone at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, and say, sing, or strum your best stuff. If you’re not the limelight-seeking type, you can sit back and sip a cold beer, a glass of wine, or delicious coffee concoction while enjoying the evening’s line-up of acoustic talent.

If you’d like to perform—and Latte Da welcomes all types of amateur and professional talent, from fiddle-playing to poetry, to guitar duos and stand-up comedy—come at 6 p.m. to put your name to the roster. The entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., and lasts until 9 or 9:30 p.m., depending on the number of performances, usually 15-20. Latte Da’s Open Mic Nights have begun to draw quite the enthusiastic crowd, and artists can expect to perform for around 50 people (80 on a warm summer evening). For an up-to-date sampling of what’s going on at this local hotspot, see its Facebook page.

Family St. Patrick’s Day Party at Latte Da

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. This family-friendly event will have live music with Irish folk band On a Lark. Wear green to win prizes and enjoy pints of Guinness and Reuben sandwiches (mmmm, corned beef and rye!). The celebration is absolutely free and everyone is welcome.

Latte Da is located in the Lincoln neighborhood of Vancouver at 205 E. 39th Street, a few blocks east of Main. For more details, call 360-448-7651, visit the Latte Da website at lattedacoffeehouse.com, or “like” this popular neighborhood coffee house on its Facebook page.

Erin Go Bragh at Latte Da

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Latte Da Coffe House and Wine Bar on Saturday, March 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. This family-friendly event will have live music with Irish folk band On a Lark. Wear green to win prizes and enjoy pints of Guinness and Reuben sandwiches (mmmm, corned beef and rye!). The celebration is absolutely free and everyone is welcome.

Latte Da is located in the Lincoln neighborhood of Vancouver at 205 E. 39th Street, a few blocks east of Main. For more details, call 360-448-7651, visit the Latte Da website at lattedacoffeehouse.com, or “like” this popular neighborhood coffee house on its Facebook page.

Sip & Taste Summer Party at Latte Da

On Friday, June 27, Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar will host a free “Sip & Taste Summer Party” from 4 to 8 p.m. to share its new menu offerings with the community. Latte Da is launching new summer wine list featuring local wines from distinguished vintners such as those at Burnt Bridge Cellars and Forgeron Cellars—who will be on hand at the event—along with several other local vendors and live entertainment. There’s no cost to attend and families are welcome.

The Sip & Taste Summer Party will have activities for all ages and hourly raffle prizes of wine and appetizer vouchers. The Beautiful Pig will be there, serving gourmet dry cured meats, as well as Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars from Camas. Sample items from Latte Da’s new happy hour menu featuring bleu pear salad, baked arancini, Spanish skewers, and a fabulous antipasto platter. The coffee shop’s outdoor area—artfully protected by “sails” flying high in the trees—will be open for guests, and the firepit will be blazing. More information can be found at www.lattedacoffehouse.com.