Courtesy of B&O Espresso

B&O Espresso packing up and headed to Ballard

B&O Espresso, a popular, long-time dessert place on Capitol Hill is packing it's bags and moving to Ballard, according to owner Jane Lukatah.

The new location will be on Leary Ave in the Ship Canal building (5404 Leary Avenue NW), according to the Stranger. It will be smaller and cozier than it's old place, so it won't have quite the same feel, but they will be offering the same delicious desserts.

B&O Espresso has been on Capitol Hill since 1976 and claims to be the first espresso coffeehouse and dessert cafe to open up on the hill. But with new development coming to the property, B&O Espresso has to move.

However, the Ballard location may only be a temporary affair, as the dessert place may be going back to it's old place after construction is done, Lukatah said in a Facebook post.

Though the old location is currently offering a bevy of winter warmers -- such as Kickin' Cocoa and Sneaky Cider -- the shop doesn't appear to have applied for a liquor license yet for the new place.

B&O appears to be following a line of Capitol Hill institutions to Ballard. Bauhaus Coffee and twice Sold tales are also headed to Ballard.

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