Great news! Poverty Bay Café, serving the community since 1989, has reopened!

This popular bistro is now owned and operated by the FUSION organization. Same location with same great food, camaraderie, and coffee. Come enjoy breakfast and lunch at this favorite gathering spot in Federal Way. Many of your favorite items are still on the menu, so come try them all. Start the day with a Scram Baby and Breakfast Burrito. Or build a burger for lunch. Lots more choices too! And we continue to serve Poverty Bay Coffee Company shade grown, direct trade, micro-roasted coffees and Cascade Valley Blends all natural, real fruit smoothies.

Poverty Bay Cafe Address & Phone #

Poverty Bay Cafe Hours Of Operation

Open 7:00 am to 2:00 pm Mon & Tues

Open 7:00am to 3:00 pm Wed-Sun




Poverty Bay Café was reopened by FUSION when Dan & Alice Olmstead and the original Poverty Bay Family donated their restaurant business to this Federal Way nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to families experiencing homelessness. The iconic eatery will now help fund FUSION programs. A culinary and job skills training program is being developed for the restaurant as well.

Come satisfy your appetite and support the FUSION mission. Try the legendary waffles, custom-made sandwiches, garden-fresh salads. And don’t miss the Boss Brownie! You’ll want to sample the entire satisfying menu!

Pop in just for a beverage, or order with your meal. Our fruit smoothies are made with yogurt or ice cream. Enjoy the freshest selection of Poverty Bay coffees and proprietary blends. And don’t forget to take home a bag of premium gourmet beans to enjoy later!


Founded in 1993, FUSION is professionally staffed and volunteer supported. The organization owns and operates 20 transitional homes and a 90-bed emergency shelter for families with minor children in their care. FUSION owns Poverty Bay Café and also the FUSION Décor Boutique next door which sells gently-used furnishings. These businesses provide funding for FUSION programs, create community awareness of the mission, engage new volunteers, and provide gainful employment training opportunities for the community.


You can always pick up a pound of Poverty Bay’s freshly roasted coffee beans at the cafe but if you are buying for a gift, need to ship it, or just want to stock up without leaving your house – order online!