Artists’ Coffee House-In house or On line?



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Espresso Buono Garden Cafe - Lynnwood, WA USA

Espresso Buono Garden Cafe – Lynnwood, WA USA

When I first created a website I hoped to author the ambiance and artistic attitude of  coffee shops visited during my Rick Steve’s European tour.  I also hoped to capture the character of a writers’ paradise coffee shop I visited in Port Angeles  WA before franchise coffee shops became a thing. I wanted to add the flavor of the shop in the movie Chocolat where arrogance, inhibitions and intolerance gradually melted away to create a new flavor of community.   I wanted this on-line site to take on an adventurous, creative, respectful, inspiring and comforting life of its own with wide and varied accounts and examples of personal  journeys and achievements.

As it turns out, my dreams of an on-line “coffee shop” have been just that – dreams.  However, my real little Espresso Buono shop has met most of the goals above!

Still, as I get older, slowly more savvy in regards to technology and more inclined to just sit down —  I may get a chance to meet up with you here on-line even if you’re half way around the world from my cafe.

OR … if you’re nearby, come see us at Espresso Buono Garden Cafe 🙂

Or … check out my other blog Pens’ Pics to see if I’m accomplishing anything there.


New Neighbors – New Open Hours!

As of July 15 we increased our open days & hours in great part due to increased business from our new wonderful next door neighbor, Homage Senior Services.  These folks provide a multitude of wonderful services throughout Snohomish County.  Now we’ve settled into these hours:

  • Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

It’s been tough for Espresso Buono with little evidence of life surrounding us since Wight’s Home and Garden Store on one side and the bookstore on the other side of us closed (independent of each other) on Mother’s Day 2017.   We’ve kept on because we so love those who didn’t assume Espresso Buono also closed and because lovely new folks discovered us in spite of the empty parking lots and buildings around us.  Now with our new neighbors to the east and hopefully new neighbors soon to the west, we’re gearing up for a great 16th year!  Our 15th birthday is in October! More on that later…

Jessica, Morgaine & I have had several special events and activities between us during the summer and have covered each others’ regular work shifts at the shop.  As autumn approaches and school starts we’ll settle in to a more consistent on-duty schedule.  I hope you’ll visit Espresso Buono on different days and hours so we each will have the honor to serve you!


Penny Wight, Owner


Snow Schedule

Hello to all who have followed our website in order to receive posts/email regarding events such as whether or not we are open due to snow and ice or other such situations that prevent us to get to Espresso Buono to serve you.  Sorry if we missed you yesterday.  Today, 2/23/18, I am here — until or unless it  snow substantially before closing at 5pm.

There is now a link to our real time calendars on that we update to show known in advance exceptions to our regular open hours and any special events we have scheduled.



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Espresso Buono in Lynnwood, WA will promote talented entertainers who perform in our cozy indoor and lush outdoor spaces.

Trade your talent for food & a beverage.  Bring your audience to fill your tips jar!

Your talent? Your audience?  Music? Magic? Theater? Poetry reading? Writing Group? Art/Craft demo/class? Container Gardening? Games?

Email to share you idea and see if we can help you to strut your stuff in one time or on-going events.


Off to Africa!

Hello Espresso Buono customers!  I’m off to my son’s commencement and celebration in Bellingham and then to AFRICA to trek to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda and 3 safari adventures in Tanzania.  So excited to have this life-long dream come true!  Jessica will keep Espresso Buono open with a few exceptions while I’m away.  See our “events/open hours” calendar on   Thank you so much for your continued support of our little Lynnwood haven!           Penny Wight, owner

Today’s winning customer story – Wedding Bells 

Wedding Bells will ring this spring for a lovely couple who met in Espresso Buono’s parking lot about a year ago. They parted company, met again soon after and have been together ever since.

We Wish you continued happiness. Thanks for returning to Espresso Buono and sharing your story!