Poverty Bay Café
FUSION has acquired the popular Poverty Bay Café adjacent to our Décor Boutique and is developing a culinary and job skills training program at this popular eatery. With a focus on learning marketable skills in the food service industry, the plan is to provide employment opportunities for low-income adults in our community.
This new on-the-job teaching program will serve the FUSION mission of helping people who are experiencing homelessness become self-sufficient by providing “earn while you learn” training and employment.
Founder-owner of the restaurant, Dan Olmstead, donated the business and equipment, as well as the Poverty Bay name, to the FUSION organization in September 2020. With the help of Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Matt Wiebe, the café menu will be restructured to a condensed version featuring many Poverty Bay favorites.
On the menu, when the café can safely open according to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Covid-19 guidelines, will be a full coffee bar of espresso drinks plus other beverages, bakery treats, and grab-and-go prepared foods.
A reopening date for Poverty Bay Café has not yet been announced, pending renovations and pandemic guidelines.