Across the street from KHQ headquarters is a secret gem of a coffee joint. Its small First Avenue space is easy to overlook while skimming the various businesses along this growing section of downtown, but the aroma of its locally roasted Anvil coffee, the sweet sounds of various singers and songwriters like Dirk Lind and Trickster Fox, and the events held in its beautiful ballroom draw in passerby.
Luxe is what you’d want from a café. Brick is exposed on one of its walls. The chairs are antique. Candles light up the room during the evening. It’s a setting in a movie, almost too perfect to be real. Regulars will tell you that the latte crafted at Luxe, served in giant bowl-sized cups, is one of the best in town. Wine, microbrews and pastries from Petit Chat Village Bakery also are available.
“We are blessed that the universe has brought us some great musicians and that we can have something like Luxe here in Spokane,” says co-owner Isaiah Crandall.