Closing Early!

We’ll be closing at 4pm so our staff can spend time with family and friends.

Coffee and Chocolate Pairing Class

We’ve teamed up with Cloudforest Chocolates to showcase a beautiful array of their bean-to-bar single origin chocolates alongside a handful of our award winning single origin and blended coffees. We’ll then sample their amazing chocolates with a glass of wine from Maryhill Winery. You won’t leave empty handed either. Each guest will take home a Cloudforest chocolate of their choice and coffee!

First Avenue Foods; The Savory Biscuit

The savory biscuit we make for 1st Ave customers comes right from my  kitchen.  This delicious and satisfying cheesy biscuit checks off all the boxes as the perfect snack with my coffee or wine or salad. Just ask my friends who I’ve abused with every rendition when invited to dinner – mushroom/onion, broccoli/swiss cheese, gruyere/green onion, pancetta/belicino….


Organic foods have always been a priority without any food group restrictions.  I ate everything except for liver – awful, gross stuff (use to stash in my pockets and shoes when served at our family dinners). Though as I’m writing this I’m scratching my head wondering why I didn’t remove grains from my diet years earlier.  


Diabetes and arthritis runs in my family.  Yet it was breast cancer that made me sit back and take a serious look at the foods I was eating and how they supported my immune system or fed the cancer.  Treatment for cancer is horrific. So I wanted to do whatever I could to beat the crap out of it and for me that meant, in part, removing high glycemic index foods and drink.  So goodbye wheat, corn, rice and a slew of my favorite foods.  
Having grown up in an immigrant Italian family, where every meal was an important social occasion and celebration, I was desperate to create those experiences sans grain.  It’s been 5 years.  I continually experiment with new ideas, new ingredients to make myself, friends and family happy and content – cause lets be real – most happy moments include or evolve around food or drink. 


1st Ave features many of the low glycemic, gluten free, keto and vegan foods I eat and want to share with others who choose to change their diets for a healthier life.   

Deb Di Bernardo, Owner

Alldrich’s almond flour, Flour Farm’s (local) gluten free flour 

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Sampling event with Snacktivist!!

Our friends over at Snacktivist need your help!  They’ll be sampling new items for release later this year.  Local, gluten free, wheat free, and vegan…these snacks are the real deal!

Coffees of the World; China

This week Ryan is taking us to a region more know for their tea than their coffee, China. This sweet and creamy beverage is sure to make you think twice about coffee culture.

Coffee Origins of the World; Ethiopia

We’ve walked you through coffee drinks of the world, this time
we’ll be taking a dive into the countries that produce the damn good coffee
we serve everyday.