About the Cate Family

DeeDee and RV Cate
R.V. and Dee Dee Cate

Hi, I’m DeeDee Cate and pictured here with me are my husband R.V. and our dog Hitch. We believe that no chain coffee shop could ever replace the relaxation and comfort of going to a favorite locally-owned downtown coffee shop. Daddy Cate’s Coffees is just that. You’ll be treated like a regular even if you’re just visiting the area for a short time. 

We opened Daddy Cate’s Coffees in historic downtown Brunswick in 2002. Before that I worked as an office manager for 13 years and R.V. worked as a supervisor at Budweiser. When a local friend suggested that downtown needed a coffee shop...we jumped in with both feet!

Our shop walls are lined with photos of family and friends, and quirky, fun signs. We hope you come in and take a look while you sip a cup of freshly brewed coffee. 

We are frequently asked about why we named it Daddy Cate’s Coffees. For a long time we couldn’t come up with a fitting name and tried out different possibilities, running each of them by family and friends. But nothing seemed right.

At the time, our son Dylan was in 8th grade and had a friend over. We were all outside and his friend hollered across the yard to R.V.,  “Hey Daddy Cate!” I stopped in my tracks and said “That’s it!”... and the name was born.   

18 years later, R.V. manages the behind-the-scenes aspects of the business, my sister is in charge of social media and I pretty much stay out front with the customers almost every day. I can honestly say that it’s been the most fun and hardest job I’ve ever had. It’s our passion, and we hope you come in and try one of our homemade specialties and relax-a-latte!


~ DeeDee and R.V. Cate