Last year, Coeur d’Alene became home to Strada Artisan Coffee, a cafe offering house-roasted coffee and espresso, handcrafted pastries and house specialties, as well as beer, wine and cider.
The space, which offers a modern atmosphere with large glass garage-style doors, is ideal for letting in the warm spring air while you sip your morning cup of coffee or enjoy one of their delicious house-made breakfast or lunch offerings. The patio offers additional outdoor seating, and with the warmer weather finally here, you’ll want to grab a seat in the sun while you savor in Strada’s culinary delights.
Owner and lifelong resident of Coeur d'Alene Scott Gittel, along with his his daughter and son-in-law and co-owners/managers Tyler and Hagan Robb, contribute their love of the community and knowledge of the coffee industry as being the key to Strada’s early success.
“Having come from a five-year background as a barista, and continually placing (third place and higher) in latte art competitions in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area, Hagan has a passion to serve the very best,” says Scott. "He is consistently in training and research, learning more about coffee every day while keeping up with the current trends."
As Hagan adds: “We are passionate to teach our community about the traditions of coffee, such as drinks like the Cortado and Cappuccino. In addition, we love creating unique signature syrups and drinks like our new Cardamom Basil Latte.” From their fresh drip to the cappuccino and espresso, you can taste their passion for coffee in each cup they pour.
They make their own signature syrups, pastries and food in house, from scratch, serving fresh and unique options to their customers. The menu includes scones, muffins, quiche, breakfast sandwiches, and breakfast burritos, as well as rotating items. Gluten-free and Paleo offerings are available as well. And the best part? Everything is made fresh daily in house. They want what they serve their customers to be a reflection of who they are.
“[We have] a heart for people and passion to create a community within our area. We love seeing people come to enjoy a latte, our handcrafted pastries and spending quality time together,” says Scott. “We are constantly working to create an environment where people come together in community. When we see people enjoying the company of friends and family, and being offered an amazing experience to do so, we know that our mission has been accomplished!”
Strada believes it is important to give back to the community that has been so generous in supporting them. They donate to Second Street Commons, local schools and North Idaho College events throughout the year. In addition, both Hagan and Tyler give their time by leading worship at Anthem Church.
When it comes to their success, Scott, Hagan and Tyler credit the community. “Our customers, employees and friends and family have supported us in different ways and are constantly encouraging us and pushing us forward.”
Stop in at Strada Artisan Coffee today to experience this wonderful place that this family has created for the Coeur d’Alene community to gather. They invite you to drink and dine with them Monday through Saturday 7am to 6pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm. You can also order online at StradaCdA.com and pick up in the store or at the drive-through window.
The venue is also available to reserve for your next event! Whether it’s a birthday, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, baby or bridal shower, they can provide coffee, beer, wine and appetizers—even full dinner upon request!
To stay updated on specials, events, news and more, you can follow Strada on their Facebook and Instagram pages @stradacda.
Strada Artisan Coffee
1830 North Third Street
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814