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R.I.P. Andante Coffee

Andante Coffee appears to have served its last cup.

The popular coffee shop was a place to work away from work (with a generous array of laptop plug-ins and a sturdy wi-fi signal), a casual meeting spot for local politicos, a teen hangout, and second living room for many folks who spent hours reading books and newspapers on comfy leather chairs.

It was also a place where many of my stories (and blog posts) were filed.

The property manager told me he doesn’t know what happened to Andante. “They just left,” he said.

Andante joins Cafe Trios in the graveyard of Bainbridge coffee shops that died too young.

Andante’s disappearance also marks the latest loss for the four-year-old Seabreeze building. A tea shop, wine bar, pottery painting business, art gallery and bath supply shop have all since shut down or moved away.

The fact that Bon Bon is the only holdout from the Seabreeze’s founding is perhaps a testament to the recession-proof power of chocolate.