We are a small cafe with a big heart, working to always get better at what we do, and to create and maintain a creative and collaborative working environment that is inclusive for all the people who work with us.
Bartavelle Cafe (FKA Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar) was founded by Chef/Proprietor Suzanne Drexhage and her son Sam Sobolewski (Manager/Beverage Director) in October of 2012 in a comically small space around the corner from our new location. We were inspired in part by cafe/wine bar hybrids in places like Venice and Lisbon that offer not only coffee & pastries but also delicious small bites, breakfast, lunch, a glass of wine in the afternoon, basically everything we ourselves want.
We are interested in (and determined to explore) what that idea might look like in these wild and uncertain times. For now this translates to us continuing to sell the same great coffee from Heart Roasters in Portland, delicious pastries baked in house, wine and beer by the bottle, picnic and charcuterie kits, pantry items and other treats so you can have a version of our dream at your home or nearby park.