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Kirkland coffee shops featured in new book
Kirkland’s Urban Coffee Lounge, along with Zoka Coffee & Tea House are featured Marsha Glazière’s new book “Eclectic Coffee Spots.”
The Tacoma author uses her artist’s sensibilities to capture the ambience, architectural character, motifs, furnishings, curb appeal, and distinguishing personality of 120 coffee spots in Puget Sound.
In her book, Glazière says the lounge décor at Urban Coffee Lounge in Juanita Village is “quite stylish with many eclectic contemporary design features – the woodwork, a sculptural coffee counter-display case, atmospheric lighting, and of course, the mesmerizing fireplace.”
She said a popular event at Urban Coffee Lounge is the newly-introduced dog costume contest for the special “friends” of devoted neighborhood clientele. It takes place on the adjacent courtyard where outdoor seating is quite popular.
Glazière explains how she was “truly wowed” by Zoka Coffee in downtown Kirkland.
“The very first thing I saw upon entering the side door on Lake Street was a phenomenal wood burl coffee table, perhaps seven feet in diameter,” she wrote. “It is actually four pieces of old growth timber from Whidbey Island which are joined together to look like one piece. Contemporary mini stools surround it. There is also an exotic communal table which takes the shape of a long undulating slab of natural wood.”
For more information about the book and author, visit www.marshaglaziere.com.