It’s not the most typical place you’d find a beer and wine specialty shop fused with a cozy cafe — Vintage Vines is sandwiched between a jewelry store and an insurance office inside a Spokane Valley strip mall, 50 yards from the bustle of East Sprague. Yet charm abounds inside the quaint, quiet shop with local art hung on the walls and a welcoming grandma’s-house-meets-coffee-shop feel.
The locally owned business opened as a beer and wine specialty shop in 2011. While wine and beer lovers should find plenty to like in the shop’s retail area, Vintage Vine’s menu — added to supplement its beverage offerings — shouldn’t be overlooked. A diverse appetizer list features snacks that pair well with both beer and wine, including cheese and hummus plates, crispy housemade potato chips served with a cheesy onion dip, and mini grilled cheese sandwiches with prosciutto. Savory sandwiches, soups and salads round out the remainder of the menu, including daily rotating sandwich and soup specials. Don’t miss the tangy, sweet pulled pork slider special. Most menu items are at or under $10; ask your host for beer and wine suggestions.