About Us

Back in 2011 Dan and Marta Kurtz purchased a business front in Ballard with the idea of turning it into a coffee house that would ultimately provide excellent service and quality coffee to the neighborhood. After recently celebrating 5 years of business, it’s safe to say they’ve succeeded at doing so. The atmosphere and ambiance sustained at Grumpy’s is what they envisioned it to be so many years ago. In the past year Grumpy’s has grown to be even more exciting with the addition of weekly open mic nights and live music, being able to offer their loyal customers more. Grumpy’s isn’t an overhyped chain, but a place that the Ballard neighborhood loves, supports and recommends to their visiting family and friends. Thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you back soon.


Open Mic

Every Wednesday from 6:30pm – 9pm we host the largest open mic night in Ballard with Seattle’s well known group Victory Music.

All are welcome to watch or participate, just be sure to arrive early for signup.

Live Music

We host weekly live music shows featuring some of the most talented artists around. All events are all ages and free of charge.

Interested in performing at Grumpy’s? Contact us today. We’d love to hear from you.

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Musician Workshop

A new workshop for musicians is in the works. These events will be free and include music, marketing and brand development lessons.

Interested in learning more? Contact Arthur James today.



Fresh Fruit (Seasonal) 1
Pastries & Bagels 2-3
Yogurt Parfait 4
Modern Oats Oatmeal 3
Tall Grass Bakery Granola 5
White Knuckle Breakfast Sandwiches & Burritos 4-5


White Knuckle Sandwiches 8
Dancing Women Burritos 5-6
White Knuckle Wraps 5
White Knuckle Salads 3-5


Granola Bars 1-3
Cookies 3
Pretzels 3
Chips 1
Gelato 4

Additional Beverages

Coconut Water
Energy Drinks
Beer & Wine


Quickly became a favorite upon moving to Seattle. Really great people, nice ambiance. Highly recommended.

Katie Crittenden

Cool little shop in a cool part of town. I don’t get to stop there as often as I’d like to as it’s a little ways out of my way to and from home or work but I try to stop by when I can. Nice people, good coffee and laid back atmosphere.

Ephriam Bahr

Team Grumpy

Dan Kurtz The Grumpy D Owner

Grumpy D


Natalia Grumpy Ds Barista



Khen Barista - Grumpy Ds Ballard



Oxbow Pickup

We are now serving as a pick-up site for a local CSA. You can pick up a box of locally grown vegetables every week at Grumpy’s! Stop by Grumpy D’s for more details or click the links below!


Boxes of organic produce delivered regularly to a pick-up site near you for the whole growing season. Oxbow’s CSA is special with more flexibility to add what you want.


Join for the Early Season, Main Season, Late Season, or all three!


Oxbow is a King County farm feeding King County people. With over 40 pick-up sites, there’s guaranteed to be one near your home or work.


Learn more and sign up