Latte Da Coffee House & Wine Bar

Coffee + Community at Latte Da

Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name…and they’re always glad you came. No, we’re not talking about Cheers—we mean the Couve’s friendliest, most community-minded coffeehouse and wine bar, Latte Da. There’s always something fun happening at Latte Da—and here, in one convenient place, is a list of all Latte Da’s January events. 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:

  • Friday, Jan. 13, 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 (and costumes are encouraged, if you’re so inclined).
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 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.
  • Monday, Jan. 16, Trivia Night: come on down and show off your brain power from 6 to 8 p.m. while enjoying drinks and appetizers. There’s a 2$ suggested donation benefitting Must Love Dogs NW.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, Sip & Paint: get step-by-step instruction to complete your own masterpiece, along with a glass of wine. Reserve your spot ahead of time in person at Latte Da or by calling 360-448-7651. Class runs from 5:45 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 21, Game Night: enjoy a night of family-friendly fun, sandwiches, snacks, small plates, coffee, beer and wine. January’s games are UNO and Phase 10. Games last from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 23, 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. January’s featured artists is local photographer Peter Bartausky, and you can meet him starting at 5 p.m.—just in time for wine and beer, plus Latte Da’s selection of appetizers and small plates.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26, Wine Tasting: wine tasting 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 poured will be available for purchase.

“Satisfy Your Senses” Art Show & Sale

Latte Da Coffeehouse and Wine Bar is hosting the three-day Satisfy Your Senses Art Show & Sale from Friday, July 29, through Sunday, July 31. The event features the work of six local artists: Phyllis Flury, Jeanette French, Kathleen Hovis, Bonnie Junell (whose work is pictured above), Edi Olson, and Kathii Wiebe. Ten percent of Latte Da’s profits from the weekend will go toward one of the area’s most valued nonprofits, the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. The show is free to attend and open to the public.

There’s an opening night reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29, where attendees can meet the artists and enjoy wine for sale from Confluence Vineyards and Winery, appetizers provided by Latte Da, and music by Justin Little. The art show and sale, —which will include oil and acrylic paintings, handcrafted jewelry, photographs, and more—continues through the weekend, and guests can view art both indoors and on the covered patio.

Drop by any time from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, for live music with Caryn Jamieson and beer-tasting with Loowit Brewing from 2 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, the show will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a raffle for a giclée print of your choice from Bonnie Junell’s portfolio of work. Raffle tickets are $1 each, and the drawing will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. The winner need not be present to win. For more information about this and other events and happenings at Latte Da, visit its website at or follow Latte Da on its Facebook page.

Spanish Reds at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar is bringing the best wines to you with monthly wine tastings on the fourth Thursday of each month—and this month, that’s Thursday, May 27. Come to Latte Da any time from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to sample and learn about Spanish red wines. A flight of four small pours is $10. Enjoy complimentary nibbles in the wine room, or select something scrumptious from Latte Da’s menu of small plates and appetizers.

Wine tasting evenings feature wine tasting as well as a little bit of wine education about local, regional and international wines, including which wines are best for the season and what foods to pair with each vintage. 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.

Family Christmas Caroling at Latte Da

On Friday, Dec. 18, bring the whole family to Latte Da Coffee House & Wine Barfor neighborhood Christmas caroling, free hot chocolate, and fun for kids and grown-ups alike from 5 to 8 p.m. The kitchen will be open, cooking up soups and sandwiches and small-plate appetizers, and Latte Da will also be selling its usual array of delicious coffee concoctions, beer, wine, cider, and Champagne.

Latte Da is located at 205 E. 39th St., just a couple blocks west of Main St. The popular coffee house and wine bar, which is located in a beautifully refurbished 1920s bungalow, also has event space available for holiday gatherings or business meetings. To learn more, visit lattedacoffeehouse.com.

Open Mic Night at Latte Da Coffee House & Wine Bar

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.

Sip & Paint at Latte Da

"Sip & Paint" is wine appreciation, creativity, and socializing, all rolled into one evening. It's better than just wine (hard to imagine, but true), or just socializing, because at the end of the evening, you'll have a completed painting that you can take home with you—not to mention the memory of a really fun evening.

Sip & Paint is led by professional artist Bonnie Junell of Bonnie Junell Fine Art. She'll demonstrate techniques and guide you through each step of your painting. (For the wine-sipping and talking, though, you'll have to rely on your own skills.) No experience is needed and, for $45, all supplies are included—a 9 x 12 canvas, paint, everything—plus a glass of wine. If you don't want to paint alone, Sip & Paint makes an excellent and unusual gift—or bring a group of friends and make it a par-tay.

The class will be held from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, 205 E. 39th St. in Vancouver's historic Lincoln neighborhood. Latte Da is located in a beautifully restored 1920s bungalow, with hardwood floors and lots of comfy seating. A variety of beer and delicious coffee concoctions are available to purchase, as well as soups, sandwiches, wraps, and a very excellent cheese plate. To reserve your spot, call 503-975-0804. Early registration is recommended because the ten available spots fill up fast.

Above: detail from "Poppy Play" by Bonnie Junell—an the basis for what Sip & Paint participants will be painting on April 29.

Open Mic Night 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 between 14 to 18. 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.

Open Mic & Suspended Coffee at Latte Da

We're coming up on the first Monday of the month…do you know what that means? It means 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 between 14 to 18. 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).

And here's something you can't get anywhere else in Vancouver: suspended coffee. Nope, it's not a new coffee-brewing technique. It's a pay-it-forward act of kindness wherein, when you're purchasing your drinks, sandwiches, wraps, soup, quiche, cheese plate, cupcakes or other scrumptious baked goods at Latte Da, you can offer to anonymously buy a cup of coffee for whoever might need it, whenever the need might arise. At the moment, Latte Da has over 20 cups of suspended coffee, ready to share. To learn more about the suspended coffee movement, which started in the UK but is quickly catching on in community-minded coffee houses around the world, click here to watch a 30-second video.

Latte Da is located in the Lincoln neighborhood of Vancouver, at 205 E. 39th St. For an up-to-date sampling of what's going on at this local hotspot, see its Facebook page.

Sip & Paint at Latte Da

Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar in Vancouver's historic and charming Lincoln neighborhood is hosting this wonderful combination of painting class and wine appreciation, featuring local artist Bonnie Junell as the teacher.

The cost is $45 per person and includes all supplies plus a glass of wine—although of course you may sample additional vintages; Latte Da offers a thoughtful selection of Northwest wines, as well as a few gems from California, Portugal, and Argentina.

Absolutely no experience (or even talent) is necessary. Participants should wear clothes they don't mind getting paint-splattered.