A new coffee shop and bistro is open in Boise, just on the fringes of Downtown.
It’s called Full Steam Bistro — pun very much intended.
Koby Funderburg and wife Patricia — who both have experience in architecture and design as well as coffee brewing — opened the cafe last week.
It’s on the ground floor of new live-work apartment building The 951, at the intersection of Park and Parkcenter boulevards.
Koby Funderburg is the property manager for the apartment building and even lives there. Now, every morning he goes to work at the new steampunk-themed coffee shop he and his wife designed and self-financed.
How is it steampunk? That’s in the design, Funderburg said: metal and wood, a meshing of industrial and modern styles, and steampunk fixtures like machine gears.
Funderburg said Boise brews some good coffee, but he wanted to up its game. He was trained by Caffe Umbria, a coffee company based in Seattle. “They changed my paradigm on how to make a cup of coffee,” he said.
Full Steam also serves breakfast and lunch, including pastries from Boise’s Gaston’s Bakery and soups, salads and sandwiches. It’s in the process of getting a beer and wine license.
Hours at Full Steam are currently 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.