Dominique Hall, owner of Rainshadow Café at 157 W Cedar St, Sequim WA:
“I own a small cafe on Cedar Street in downtown Sequim. We are like the television show Cheers---the place where everyone knows your name.
“I am a culinary trained chef, born and raised in Johannesburg South Africa. I worked aboard privately owned mega yachts on the eastern and western seaboards of the United States, Central America, and Canada for many years before dropping anchor in Sequim.
“I see Sequim as a small, growing town filled with an oasis of retired knowledge. As a growing town, I felt it needed a casual meeting place that felt like home, with great food and more farm-to-table options.”
Rainshadow Café, in addition to serving seasonal breakfasts, salads, and sandwiches made in house from scratch and locally sourced ingredients, offers local craft beer and wine or fresh local roasted coffee.
“Before COVID, open mic was a weekly event. We are hoping to get back to this. We host Sip and Paint events with local artist Todd Fisher and paint party host Natalie Martin. We feature artwork by local artists throughout the cafe.
“We sell products from local sources including Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Company, Two Spot Bakery, Chi’s Farm, Jose's Famous Salsa House, Getting Cultured, Yvonne's Chocolates, Harbinger Winery in Port Angeles, and craft beers from Port Townsend and Seattle.
“What I like most about Sequim is the farmland---it gives me peace inside when I see the beauty. Also, I love how the community works together to help each other.”