Treos Life Cafe

2312 N 30th, Tacoma
1201 Union Ave, Tacoma

This cozy café is a neighborly addition to Old Town Tacoma. Owners Courtney Marshall and Brad Carpenter, who opened the business in 2013, wanted to create a dynamic, everyday coffee spot with a welcoming feel. They fell in love with the laid-back, beach-like community just up from Ruston Way on North 30th next to Old Town Park.

Marshall brings a strong background in the coffee business to Treos. She is a former Forza Coffee Company owner who speaks the language of latte lovers. For Treos, she keenly created a fresh bistro-style menu. Her eye was set on offering a succinct menu of focused choices since the 1,300-square-foot cafe doesn’t have a lot of preparation or storage space.

But saving space doesn’t mean cutting corners on flavor. Marshall elevates her Treos salad and sandwich recipes with farm-fresh produce; artisanal cheeses like Drunken Goat, Lavender Honey Goat and Dorset Red Smoked Cheddar; and gourmet European meats such as Spanish chorizo, prosciutto and Toscano salame.

Happy hour at Treos means a buck off all beers, plus a fine selection of “small bites.” Guests can nibble on savory Kalamata olives or Marcona almonds with wine; nosh on soft baked pretzels; or savor Salem blue cheese potato skins and a creamy hummus, veggie and flatbread platter.

Wines are offered by the bottle or glass with a nice selection of vintages from Washington, California and Europe. A Café Treos highlight is the Sequin wine cocktail, the Pinot Colada. It’s a delicious, fruity combination of pineapple juice and Pinot Grigio wine served over ice. Treos also features six regional handcrafted beers on tap and rotates them seasonally. You can fill up and take a growler of a favorite beer home too.

Café Treos offers something special for everyone. Try it for breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week.