The coffee shop at the Lakewood YMCA is a Black Bear, but as recently as last month it had been a Forza. In fact it is still listed as a Forza on the Forza website. I took them up on their suggestion of a pumpkin, space latte (decaf) and it was a treat.
I didn’t realize that Bertolino Bros. Coffee at 2421 South Union in the Tacoma Central Shopping Center was open 24/7 until I made a quick stop. Good to know. I don’t usually have blended drinks, but the green tea cream just looked so good that I gave in. This family owned and run business has a wonderful feel about it and the staff and food are great.
Forza is a relatively small chain with 23 locations and today I stopped at the Forza at 1202 S Union St., Tacoma, WA 98438. I met a dear friend and we had coffee and visited. Twas a lovely after work event.
My goal for today’s new place of the day was to find an espresso cafe that wasn’t Starbucks. So my dear daughter and I stopped at Bella Latte. They had excellent coffee, an out of this world Bella Bar, great customer service and a lovely decor. I will certainly be back and next time we’ll try lunch! It was a lovely reward for getting our flu shots.