Satellite Coffee at 2813 6th Avenue, Tacoma
I’ve heard such good things about Satellite Coffee and was glad to stop at their Sixth Avenue today, even though I’m going to be awake way into the night now! (Note to self, decaf after 3!). It was smaller than I expected and really flows into the adjacent restaurant, MASA. Although there is a walk up ordering window, I choose to go inside where it was warm. My Americano was good and reasonably priced (under $3 for a medium sized one). My barista was friendly. There was plenty of parking right out front, but I can see where parking has the potential of being a problem.
Their coffee is Stumptown Coffee, out of Portland, OR. http://www.stumptowncoffee.com/
They get their baked goods from Corinas Bakery. http://blog.firsttries.com/?p=2063
Satellite Coffee Co.’s main web presence is its Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/tacomasatellite
In addition to this location, there are two other Satellite Coffees in Tacoma, one downtown and one near Wright Park. (Updated note, there is now only one other location, the one in the Stadium (see blog entry http://blog.firsttries.com/?p=5790)
Here is an article about Satellite Coffee, though more about its downtown location. http://www.tacomaweekly.com/news/business/satellite_coffee_combines_with_smooth_and_juicey_on_market_street/