Cafe Drift, more than just a coffee house
A quaint little spot for locals and not-so-local tourists to sit, eat, and chat, Café Drift is located just off Klickitat Avenue at 202 Main St. in Klickitat.
For most Washingtonians, the sign outside promoting espresso is enough to draw them in, but the owners, Scott Macdonald and Rebecca Bashara, seek to make one want to stay for more. From savory to sweet, their menu ranges from a slice of Becca's special quiche to one of Scott's acclaimed scones. For hot summer days, they offer toddy floats to beat the heat, which are a cold pressed coffee drink mixed with half-and-half served over chocolate ice cream.
From Portland via Iowa, Rebecca is a natural jewelry designer and metalsmith. Her husband Scott, a designer and sculptor, partners with her in making and selling jewelry in various galleries and in Café Drift. Most of their creations are made to reflect the connection of manmade materials and nature, consisting of stones native to the Columbia River Gorge and intricately fused metal.
“We've had a vision of bringing the community together,” Scott says, and according to Rebecca, they “Love the area.” They hope to revitalize the town of Klickitat and generate a creative space for the community.
Café Drift is currently open Friday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about their jewelry business, visit www.rbashara.com and like Café Drift on Facebook.