Keeping Up With The Coffeehouses: B Sharp Coffee House in Tacoma

By Adrienne Kuehl on July 23, 2013

Opera Alley, arguably Tacoma's most charming street, will soon be home to B Sharp Coffee House, slated to open early August. Adding to the street's already bewitching vibe, coffee, beer, wine and music will soon be flowing.

It's owner Dennis Ellis's first venture into the food/drink business, and he hopes to combine it with his love of music. "I have been a musician for many years, playing the saxophone at different venues, and have always had a dream of opening a place of my own," he says. "We want to focus on roots music: blues, jazz, bluegrass and country."

Coffee is the star at B Sharp, and it's meant to be savored. They will feature Bluebeard Coffee, a Tacoma favorite. "We'll have a focus on slow coffee, with Chemex, pour over, vacuum pot and French press," says Ellis. "We want people to enjoy the coffee they are drinking, sit down and enjoy it."

Also on the menu will be handmade sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, pastries from Corina Bakery and Mad Hat teas. Stop by later in the day for craft beer, Belgian ales and wine.

Look for the coffee house to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until midnight Friday and 2 a.m. Saturdays, closed Sunday.