Sip House

University District, Seattle

Shally Nguyen

We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

Shally Nguyen

Sip House does more than re-imagine our relationship with coffee and tea, it re-imagines our relationship to the space in which we enjoy them. Sip House is filled with light and life from every angle – custom fir shelves full with verdant vines adorn the storefront windows while a custom and creative built-in pallet rack is bursting with more plant life. A large mural of roses greets guests as they walk through the door, setting the vibe for a relaxed and nourishing cafe experience. These fun and fresh elements are contrasted with the more “aged” details. The bar face is crafted with concrete textured Ceasarstone, while overhead, suspended from the ceiling are rows of planks sawn from reclaimed logs plucked from the Columbia River-the unique colors and tones in the wood occuring thanks to the log’s 130 years spent underwater.


  • Sarah Kautz
  • Josh Anderson
  • Cheng Cooper
  • Keenan Collins
  • Collaborators

    Sip House was realized in collaboration with Shally Nguyen and Heather Pogue with Jeunesse Architects. Special thanks to: Exact Electric, CFM Heating and Cooling, Parker Services, Pacific Rim, RP Paint and Drywall, NW Elements, ProComm, Evergreen Concrete Cutting, GPRS and 206 Plumbing. Photography courtesy of Andrew Pogue.

    Press & Links

    "There is some serious caffeine coming to campus." — Eater Seattle

    "U-District Gets A New Vietnamese Coffee Shop With Phin Drips and Fruit Teas" — Eater Seattle