Recreating an Artists’ Coffee House On-line



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Espresso Buono Garden Cafe - Lynnwood, WA USA

Espresso Buono Garden Cafe – Lynnwood, WA USA

Can one recreate on-line the ambiance and artistic attitude of a coffee shop in impressionist era Paris?  Or the character of a little coffee shop I visited pre coffee franchise era in Port Angeles, Washington (now gone) that made me want to spend time there to develop plots and characters  in writing?  Or the shop in the movie Chocolat where arrogance, inhibitions and intolerance gradually melted away to create a new flavor of community?   I am hopeful that this on-line blog site can 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.

Can one also “virtually” pursue and promote art on-line as well as in an inspired setting with creative energy and leadership?  At my age and as a small business owner in today’s economy, I may not earn enough soon enough to participate in the more extravagant artistic adventures I dream of.  For example, while designing the layout and decorating  my real life Espresso Buono  Garden Cafe in Lynnwood, Washington USA, I decided one of the walls in the cozy back room really required  I take an intensive nine-month Tromp L’oeil class in Florence, Italy!   I have experienced the breathtaking art in Florence as well as other awe inspiring museums and venues in Europe and the United States.  Lacking the funds for a return trip to Florence for the tromp L’oeil class, I found a wonderful wall-paper mural to precisely fit the wall.    The wall receives many compliments…but I still yearn to learn the real art!      Fortunately, I’ve discovered one can widely broaden artistic horizons on-line as well as  through the arts and artists I support at my little garden cafe!

Thus, I hope to share my pursuit and support of art and ambiance  here with you, though you may be half way around the world from my cafe.   So, get your favorite Coffee, put your feet up under your computer desk and enjoy my blog!    Don’t forget to tell me about your own coffee, art and ambiance favorites, dreams, and personal achievements!


Substitute Needed

We occasionally need an experienced person to man/woman our espresso shop when one of us is ill or out of town and another of us is unable to cover the shop. If you are an experienced barista, flexibly available and love people, maybe you’d like to be one of us on a substitute basis. This is not a full or part time opening, but there is hourly pay for the right person. Send a resume to 🙂

Facebook Messaging TEST

This senior citizen tries to keep up with her online sites, but sometimes takes a really long time to figure some things out….   such as Facebook messaging.   So, if you’ve tried to reach Espresso Buono via Facebook messaging and we’ve missed your attempt, I apologize!  I’m writing this on, my posts which are relayed to a whole bunch of my online sites — including my Facebook page.  I’ll be interested to see if anyone tries to message us at or on our Facebook page as a result.



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Espresso Buono in Lynnwood, WA will promote talented entertainers who perform in our cozy indoor


and lush outdoor garden spaces.

autumn colors espresso buono


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?

Contact me to arrange a meeting to see if we can help you to strut your stuff and set up 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!

Jam sessions Saturday evenings starting 6/14/14


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Espresso Buono Garden Cafe in Lynnwood, WA is now open Saturday evenings until 9pm. Several folks have expressed interest in jamming to capacity our coffee shop and garden spaces with musicians plus our and their instruments. Musicians put together with instruments and a modest sound system and occasional motivating background beats should result in a really good time — and maybe really good music 🙂 Come Jam with us!

mystery musician…

My secret spies told me that a mystery musician came in to play the in house guitar at Espresso Buono in Lynnwood recently on the back patio in the evening.  Sorry Mr. Mystery if you found the in house guitar slightly lacking in your ability to tune properly…   I don’t know how this guitar came to us.  That’s a mystery, too.  I hope you will come again…. maybe even let me know who you are and I could bring my real guitars in for you and friends to play.  Could be fun…