Café Louvre, Edmonds' newest coffeehouse, is scheduled to open next month, say owners Nabil Alhussieni and his wife, Haifa.
It takes the spot of Tully's at 201 Fifth Ave. S., which closed Aug. 26.
"Our mission is to be Edmonds’ local neighborhood coffeehouse," Alhussieni said. "We will focus on delivering exceptional customer service, on making quality coffee drinks and on offering a friendly and relaxed gathering and meeting place."
He added: "We will serve familiar Seattle coffee drinks, house specialty coffee drinks, tea drinks, snacks and tasty fresh pastries. Some of the pastries will be prepared and baked in shop. Also, we will serve a limited selection of lunch sandwiches and afternoon desserts. Tasty selections of gelato will be served starting in April."
The name Café Louvre comes from the famous museum in Paris, Alhussieni said. "Art will be the major theme for our coffee house. Local artists will be encouraged to display and promote their artistic work at the coffee house for a few weeks."
Customers will be able to reserve a section of the coffeehouse for late-morning tea parties.
Haifa Fakih is an interior designer and artist. She will offer two free art classes every month on drawing basics.
Café Louvre's anticipated soft opening date is Dec. 15. The grand opening is scheduled Dec. 21 and Dec. 22.