Café Genevieve’s will be opening in Goldendale in January 2022 as a breakfast and lunch café with a coffee house atmosphere offering wifi and informal seating. Located at 114 S. Columbus Ave, Café Genevieve is convenient to downtown and the new County Services building. When owner Kristeen McGreal Loy moved to Goldendale with her husband, Nathan, and their two children in 2016, they noticed a need in the town and decided to make it happen! Named after Nathan’s Grandma Genevieve, Loy plans to continue her grandmother’s family tradition of providing a place to gather and connect over excellent coffee, delicious food and great service.
Kristeen’s 13 years of experience in the restaurant and coffee industry guides the vision and management style of the business. Café Genevieve’s menu will offer delicious coffee, specialty espresso drinks and non-coffee beverages. To complement the coffee and hot drinks, there will be a variety of fresh-baked pastries including the Café’s signature homemade cinnamon rolls, made daily. The lunch menu at opening will offer soup and made- to-order sandwiches with Grab-and-Go options as well. The Café plans to roll out a full breakfast and lunch menu in the spring.
Loy’s hard work and persistence to realize her business dream was made possible with the financing of a MCEDD small business loan that was used to purchase all of the equipment, cover the start-up costs, and provide the working capital to hire employees.