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Sundays in Astoria

August 19th, 2009

Come on in.  Right under Pam’s bridge (aka The Astoria-Megler Bridge) is Three Cups Coffee House in the beautifully restored old Finnish Meat Market on W. Marine in Astoria’s Uniontown district.  3CCH shares this space with Columbia River Coffee Roaster, aka the Thundermuck peeps.   Artisan hands and fantastic beans… 3CCH can do great coffee while standing on their heads.  Blindfolded.  Spinning.  While jumping rope. And chewing gum.
Three Cups Coffee - Astoria, Oregon

But something else has brought me to 3CCH - not just the great coffee and panini’s.  A little voodoomoojoo.
Voodoo Doughnuts of Portland.
No way.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday they can be found at 3CCH.

Naturally I’m drawn to the closest doughnut to resemble a zombie.  I’m not quite clear if that pretzel is his belly button… or something else.  I’ve looked at Voodoo Doughnut’s menu and saw the bachelorette party doughnut… so I’m pretty sure it’s something else.  And I do believe he’s happy to see me.
VooDoo Donuts

I don’t know that I’d be happy with my guts ooozing out if I were a doughnut. But the fact that I’m eating a doughnut that has guts makes me happy.
VooDoo Donuts

So now I have a fantasy… that Voodoo Doughnuts creates a zombie doughnut.  A happy zombie doughnut, with sweet cream cheese and strawberry jam filling (because of course, the zombie just had a full supper of brains).  I dream big. {{Pssst… Cat Daddy and Tres, I have sketches.}} Please tell me that everyone wants a food item/dish named after them. Right? I want to know!
VooDoo Donuts

After dessert, it’s time for lunch. T-man had a roast beef panini, and I a Prosciutto and cheese panini with a balsamic chaser. KILLER panini’s.
Three Cups Coffee - Astoria, Oregon

This just floated my boat. What I also love about 3CCH is that they’re so green.  So here’s the thing. Those aren’t cloth napkins… they’re IKEA dishtowels cut in half and then hemmed on the raw edge. I know this… because I DO THAT TOO! I was destined to be a patron of 3CCH.
Three Cups Coffee - Astoria, Oregon

They walk the walk.  I love this. I love 3CCH.
Three Cups Coffee - Astoria, Oregon

Leah and Carly, who welcomed us into their sanctuary and made us feel loved and nourished.
Three Cups Coffee - Astoria, Oregon

From The Daily Astorian’s Coast Weekend: “The name is based on the book “Three Cups of Tea,” and the new business owners hold strongly to the Middle Eastern proverb: “First cup you’re a visitor, second cup a friend, third cup you’re family.”
Three Cups Coffee House made us feel like family after the first cup.

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41 Responses

  1. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I am going to heart this place too! Love the zombie.. I think someone was staking him like a vampire myself. I’m not thinking about it any other way!

  2. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    OMG that Zombie dougnut was truly happy to see you. There’s no doubt about that one.
    The panini’s look yummy, Id love to visit there!! With you of course.

  3. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    A doughnut that freaky… nothing to do but eat ALL the evidence!

  4. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    Happy to see you…..cracks me up!!

  5. The fabulous Marsha allegedly said:

    I don’t care what shape that doughnut is, YUM!


  6. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    You are a sick woman! I love that poor dead donut. And I finally got to see the videos tonight — you’re so cute!!! I think you might be cattin’ around though — you KNOW we can’t have that — Bad Girl!!!

  7. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    Mmmmmmmm donuts. I used to be one of those people that shunned donuts because they are “so fattening, unhealthy, whatever. Then I thought about all the other crap I ate and realized that poor old donuts just get bad press. Most of the “healthy” bagels these days are huge and rival a donut for calories. And really, what’s better than a donut?

    Dang, now I seem kind of obsessed with donuts. Oh well.

  8. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    So this is what I missed?! I am so going for that doughnut, and since it’s my favorite coffee shop ever, (oh, yes, I’m family!) I’ll see ya there….eatin’ a Zombie. One for breakfast, one for lunch…

  9. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Mmmmm, I’m going to have to try that place out when I get to Astoria. Was just there yesterday, picking up tuna! Another great Astoria thing! Karen

  10. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    lol…”the doughnut was happy to see me…” monica, only you would be pleased that your doughnut has an erection. the rest of us would be deeply troubled by this!! ;0

  11. The fabulous Kelly Ann allegedly said:

    I want that doughnut….I’m drinking my coffee and I want that doughnut…now….now I say…now!!!

  12. The fabulous Jana allegedly said:

    I saw a Travel Channel show about that bakery. It’s not a male appendage, but a voodoo pin. You and your dirty mind!

  13. The fabulous Dorothy allegedly said:

    Monica, that doughnut looks delicious!!
    I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, and I’m sitting here drooling! Somehow my morning cereal just isn’t going to cut it this morning. lol

  14. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    Hey–thanks for taking us to lunch with you! Caleb would LOVE that donut. He gets a chocolate bar at least once a week. Too fun!

  15. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    That voodoo doughnut reminds me of Mr. Bill… as in “Oh no, Mr. Bill!” Please tell me you’re old enough to remember that!

  16. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Who knew such a wonder-land was under Pam’s bridge?? Next time we visit we MUST go there! Then to the little boat for fish and chips… I’m still dreaming about those, they were soooo good! p.s. So sad BRB was a rerun… bastards.

  17. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    I seriously considered doing the Sunday Market in Astoria this year, with just doing the Finnish cardamom bread and my marionberry coffeecakes, and I definitely would have if my husband’s construction work was slow, but I don’t know that I want a huge commitment like that, you know? I like occasional sales and Christmas is crazy enough for me! If I come down that way soon, I’ll make you some c bread, though. My niece is begging for my gooey cinnamon rolls lol. We stopped at the Astoria Bakery on the way out of town that day, for doughnuts and I spotted their c. bread, checking out the competition you know lol?
    AND a friend told me that you guys are getting a HUGE costco, that would be nice! I’ll let you know if and when I come back down there.

  18. The fabulous a pocket full of posies... allegedly said:

    I want to be in 3CCH!!! eating a “zombie” doughnut and yummy panini!! What a charming spot!…too fun!

  19. The fabulous anina allegedly said:

    Ooh! It looks like I’m due for another visit to Astoria.

  20. The fabulous Tammy Spencer allegedly said:

    Your little story about the donut is just too funny. I laughed out loud- thanks. This looks like a great place to visit. I think I would be there often if I lived in the area.

    Whew…I read all the information and now I can hit the button!!!

  21. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    I love little out of the way places. I discovered one the other day. So cute. It is fabulous to support locals doing what they love. How do those gals stay skinny? I was just thinking I hadn’t been to get a donut in a long time. You’ve unleashed the donut lover in me! And I was just at my friend Judi’s blog telling me not to eat my normal crap! Too late for that.

  22. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    Oh you’ve made me so happy (but not nearly as happy as that donut)! I’m flying in tomorrow and Voodoo is at the top of my list (with Stumptown coffee). Oh joy!!

  23. The fabulous Claudia allegedly said:

    You’re totally right, EVERYONE wants a food item named after them. Of course, the coolness factor would be upped by having it at a super cool place 3CCH

  24. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Poor little doughnut dude. I might have to just put him in a ziploc bag and keep him on a shelf because he’s too cute to eat. Well, then, there’s the mold issue. Well, I guess I might have to eat him. But I’d close my eyes first. :) Glad you enjoyed him and your wonderful lunch! :)

  25. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    Oh wow. That donut goo looks so amazing. Seriously.
    Hey–finally! Food goo we can agree on!!!

  26. The fabulous Karen G. allegedly said:

    I gained weight just looking at the pictures!!!!!! I think the pretzel is supposed to be the pin that you stick in a voodoo doll to make the intended voodoo doll representee feel the pain! Yummy!

  27. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    hmmmm, mighty happy to see you :-)!! You just always crack me up!! So much fun going on in Zombie World…wish you were closer!

  28. The fabulous Mary Ann/Ca allegedly said:

    Oh yummy, another place to put on my road trip list. On another note I was very productive today, Iraqi bundle all boxed up and addressed, off it goes tomorrow.

  29. The fabulous Mare allegedly said:

    wow what an awesome place! I would love to stob there!!

  30. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    So what do I say to that zombie dougnut…
    “I love your guts!”
    I also love that you eat dessert first.
    x lori

  31. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    You know I’m not a coffee girl, but DONUTS? PANINI? I’ve gotta make a trip across the bridge. And, yes, I want a food named after me. Something with lots of whipped cream!

  32. The fabulous CJ allegedly said:

    Go.NOW. To the Iraqi Bundles of Love site!!!! YOUR bundle is on top of a pile, opened and waving to us all from Iraq!
    Really! GO!!!

  33. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Flowers n Fluff, yes I’ve thought about it. Sherri has asked me about it, too, but I don’t want to work that hard lol. I like to do occasional sales and I LOVE to sell out, but with kids, homeschool, my hobbies and home things I love, that’s bigger for me right now. I WILL definitely let you know if I ever sell in Astoria, and I’m serious, I’ll bake you some when I get there. Thanks for being such a loyal addict lol. Karen

  34. The fabulous AwtemNymf allegedly said:

    Now- I HAVE to have a zombie doughnut. I would fly up there just for that doughnut! Oozing and scrumdillyumciousness!

    Hugs & Echantments!

  35. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Hi Happy Zombie!
    Stumbled upon your site while searching ‘zombie’… LOVE the doughnut…but don’t you know, you should take out the HEAD first. ;)
    Enjoyed my first visit!
    - Jill

  36. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    Well now I’m really hungry!

    Next time I’m in Astoria…. Hmmm wonder how far that is from Ocean Shores.

    I see a road trip in my future.

  37. The fabulous Sarah Fielke allegedly said:

    ha ha!! That doughnut is hysterical, you made me laugh my head off :)

  38. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    o! I just wrote a big ole comment and it didnt take!
    To sum it up- I love your fun creative blog, the tasty doughnuts that make my mouth water, and the FANTASTIC IBOL logo that you so graciously created for the MAJ! Thanks!! And have a GREAT DAY!

  39. The fabulous Erica K allegedly said:

    I love that doughnut! The dishtowel napkin is an excellent idea!

  40. The fabulous V and Co allegedly said:

    dude i’m just catching up! and you made me spit out my cup of hot cocoa! this post should of been rated MA for violence! sheesh what kind of blog are you running here? ;)

  41. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Voodoo donuts is made of awesome-ness. We love their stuff, the maple bar with bacon is too good.

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