Ewald Notter & Sarah Doud, Owners
At Dote, our mission is intentionally simple: connection. Dote literally means ‘to be lavish or excessive in one’s attention, fondness or affection,’ and this is the action we wanted to make focal in our business, because it creates connection. At the end of the day, we believe we are in the people business, serving coffee and chocolate, and not the other way around.
We use the finest grade, locally roasted and sourced coffee and chocolate, and mix these ingredients on the bar in ways that surprise and delight. Our best-selling drinks are made by combining our espresso with Chef Notter’s handmade ganache and adding customer’s choice of dairy and/or nut milks. Drinks include everyday favorites like our Honey Dark Mocha and Turmeric Ginger Latte, and seasonals like Pumpkin Spice and White Winter Mint. We also serve espresso and ganache over ice cream and as Boozy Coffee Cocktails during evening hours, along with pastries, truffles and other desserts.
Secret of Success
Keep it simple. Be honest.
Shop’s Best Feature
Our regulars. Over the past year, we have become a community, connected through coffee and chocolate. While we work hard behind the scenes to create the finest quality products and present them with care in a beautiful environment, the result should never feel precious. Quite the opposite, we aim to be an ultimately accessible, daily experience and not a special treat. The fact that we see people gathering around what we do and making Dote a part of their every day (sometimes twice!) is absolutely the shop’s best feature.