19215 66th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
- Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Seating Capacity: 17
A Little History
Macrina’s fourth and newest café is in the middle of an industrial area in Kent, which might come as a surprise to some, but it’s where we’ve built our new bakery (we outgrew the SODO space). If you work in the area or are passing through, visit our bright, airy café to enjoy coffee, cornetti (Italian-style croissants), pastries, tarts, cakes, sandwiches and other savory items, or to pick up an artisanal loaf to bring home.
Meet and Greet
General Manager Kent CafÉ: Angela Larson
About MeHometown: Vashon Island, WA
First Job: Waterfront Lifeguard at Camp Burton on Vashon
Pastry You Can’t Live Without: Macringle or Cupid’s Cupcake
Favorite Cookbook: The internet… ;-)
Weekend Getaway:Sequim, WA to see family.
Binge Food: Cheese and crackers
Dream Vacation: New Zealand
Seattle’s Best Kept Secret: Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue. Cute little petting zoo/farm for kids.
Food You Despise: Cilantro
Guilty Pleasure: Smutty reality TV shows like The Bachelor
Last Book You Enjoyed: I’m always in the middle of several. Currently reading The Handmaid’s Tale, The Prisoner of Azkaban and Lake in the Clouds by Sara Donati. Favorite series is the Outlander series.
Music You Loved In High School: Cranberries, Alanis Morisette, 3 Doors Down, Shakira, Barenaked Ladies, Hootie & the Blowfish, Savage Garden
Top Three Movies: Hidden Figures, Forrest Gump, 50 First Dates
Philosophy for Living: Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.
Now that Angela is married and has a one–year–old daughter she doesn’t travel abroad much. For years though, you were as likely to find her drinking airag (fermented mare’s milk) on the Mongolian Steppe as you were to find her stateside. She’s lived in Ecuador, Japan, and Munich and has traveled widely across Asia and Europe.
But as often happens, she reached a point in life where she began to plant some roots. In 2010, she began working at Macrina’s Belltown café. Her passion for food and people skills endeared her to customers and colleagues alike and she was promoted to assistant manager. In 2012, she became assistant manager at the Sodo café. When plans to open a new café in Kent were announced, she threw her hat in the ring and Macrina offered her the general manager position.
Establishing a new café in an industrial neighborhood with few houses and many office parks has unique challenges but Angela’s product knowledge, friendly personality, and management experience with Macrina make her well–suited for the task.