Gig Harbor Natives, Moms & Your Neighborhood Cafe Owners: Courtney & Angie
Owners, Courtney Marshall & Angie Keefe combine forces to open MarKee, a lively neighborhood cafe providing great coffee, food, beer, wine, music and events that makes the perfect place for neighbors, friends and family to connect every day. Growing up in Gig Harbor, Angie & Courtney were cross-town rivals in high school, they went on to attend University of Puget Sound (Go Loggers!), became best friends and traveled the world together. Their lives intersected again when they both found themselves back in Gig Harbor raising their families. They came together to open MarKee on March 10, 2016 to an excited Gig Harbor community. November 1, 2016, they jumped at the chance to open Old Town MarKee in Tacoma, Washington. The second site provides them the opportunity to be part of a great community that help shape a lot of their adult life.
With careful focus on sourcing local fresh food, they prepare many different items in house such as, their house chai, syrups and fresh salads. Angie & Courtney are dedicated to delicious. In addition supporting local vendors such as their direct trade, small batch roaster, Poverty Bay (out of Federal Way), they have their One Bean Program where donate $3 of every 1lb bag of coffee beans back to local non-profits in Gig Harbor and Tacoma.
It is a cozy restaurant owned by locals – for Courtney & Angie, its all about community.
MarKee Mission Statement: “To enhance the lives in our community by connecting with our guests; establishing intentional partnerships to support community giving that will create a significant impact and setting the standards of excellence by providing an unforgettable and inspiring experience.”
Our wonderful customers are the reason we’re in business. Here are some of the great things they’ve said about us.
We’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re a satisfied customer, too!
“MarKee is filling the old Forza’s slippers like Cinderella. We’ve got a pumpkin to carriage situation. Got rid of the old (sorta obnoxious) decor and kept the well functioning stuff. Like lots of good workspace, stable solid wifi, clean auto-light-turn-on bathrooms, and alcohol. Charcuterie is a nice snack option. Picking up where I left off with the Cinderella metaphor, they are bent on you enjoying the ball just like a well-intentioned fairy godmother. The baristas were very attentive and fluttered in and out checking on the customers. I love coffee shops where they follow up and ask if you need water or anything else.”—YELP Reviewer, Matt J.
“Located in the old Forza location this new coffee shop just opened. We loved our lattes-very rich and satisfying. The breakfast burrito was excellent and the gluten free morning glory muffin was tasty. We highly recommend this new coffee shop and their cheerful and helpful staff!”—YELP Reviewer, Janet B.