Java Bean reopens with new name, Venture Coffee Co.

One of Ballard’s oldest coffee shops has gone through a transformation: Java Bean is now Venture Coffee Co.

Lauri Miller shared photos of the new space, which has been updated with a shiny new concrete floor, new tables and new decor.

Lauri says the cafe feels brighter, with new windows installed on the north side. The wood stove has been moved to the back of the space, and most of the “old lodge decor” is gone, she says.

Employee Kelsi Eldredge says there are a few changes to the menu as well. They’ve taken away a few syrups that were rarely ordered, and are making them seasonal instead. She says they now make their own vanilla, chocolate, and caramel syrups.

Some items have been taken off the menu, but Kelsi says they can still be ordered by special request. The eggels will now be served without tomatoes — too many people were asking for them to taken off, she says. (But not to worry, they’ll put them back on at no extra cost.)

They also plan to add a nitro cold brew and nitro chai to the menu.

Thanks Lauri, for the photos!


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Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

OMG those “eggels” — in excess of 700 calories and soggy/nasty.

Paintking
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Paintking

I’ll bet you are “pro-choice”, correct? Against eggels, don’t have 1 then.

MidWest
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MidWest

Aside from the above snarkiness, there’s a reason people often requested the tomato removed from the eggel (that’s where the moisture was coming from, making it soggy). Personally, I’d prefer the original, with a “No Tomato” version available, as we know plenty of folks who like the “soggy” version, as well as those who def don’t want all the moisture a tomato slice brings.

Gordito
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Gordito

My Ballard is a secret home of closeted Nazis like Paintking. Anonymous hate.

Reklame
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Reklame

Love this new look!

Magnolia
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Magnolia

I love the idea of them making syrups themselves! RESPECT my friends! I’ve been by this coffee shop so many times thinking “oh it’s probably just another coffee shop that sells generic drinks” (to be honest) but yes it’s time to give it a try! Let me order on here! I’ll take a medium mocha and latte for my friend Ballard!

waiting for S
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waiting for S

i feel bad for all those other coffee shops that you negatively stereotyped.