Food & Drink

Fret not, Harris Ranch residents. You finally have your coffee shop

Photo courtesy of Steve Tracy

With few options for food and drink in the Harris Ranch area, Steve Tracy saw an opportunity to do his community a service.

Even if you aren’t in the mood for coffee, his coffee shop probably has something up your alley, whether that be beer, wine or even breakfast burritos.

The Coffee Mill, a 2,100-square-foot locally owned coffee shop at 4979 E. Warm Springs Ave., opened July 15. The business is owned and run by Nampa native Steve Tracy, a former commercial lender who also owns the Ranch Market gas station next door.

The shop is open seven days a week from 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

“There’s just no options out there. People just wanted a spot where they could come and get onto our free wi-fi, have a glass of wine,” Tracy said. “I think a coffee shop is perfect.”

The Coffee Mill features Caffe Vita coffee from Seattle and has a handful of available drinks, ranging from espresso to smoothies to the aforementioned beer and wine. Also included is a full kitchen that serves everything from sandwiches to food platters.

With its large outdoor patio, plenty of indoor seating and a late closing time, the cafe also appeals to the night crowd who might prefer a drink after work. Tracy estimates the indoor area can hold nearly 50 people while the patio can accommodate another 10 or 20.

“We’re a small business family. It’s literally just me, my wife and my family,” Tracy said. “We’re part (of the community).”

Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz