"I believe the largest indoor cafe for independent Tacoma roasted coffee, and nearly always chipper, cheerful, consistent service
is Blue Beard coffee.
2201 6th Avenue Tacoma, WA 98403 (253) 272-5600
Say hi to Amy, or Jonathan or any of the other excellent Baristas. Music is always being played here, and it's an eclectic set list of anything from Johnny Cash, to Indie folk and other various hip sounds... Most mornings this cafe is serving artists, families, college students and small business meetings. Interior is open, with couches, chairs and small tables, lots of windows and outside ambient light. They offer a CSA pick up point for a local farm share, one of the cooler features of this already beautiful cafe." (Excerpt from Favorite Tacoma Cafe's A Northwest Tradition by Benjamin Smith all images by Abby Hooyer 2013)