During our hour-plus drive to Seattle the other day we stopped on a whim at Metronome Coffee in Tacoma for some much needed caffeine and hopefully a decent cappuccino.
The decor is sleek with white tile, Edison light bulbs, and a pretty grey espresso machine. As we ordered our drinks we noticed something listed with a few other beverages called a mocha puff. When the barista explained it was cocoa puffs with two shots of espresso, I decided we had to try one. After all, we wouldn’t make it to brunch until well after noon. A bowl of cocoa puffs split two ways would be perfect, as would an extra shot of espresso for each of us.
Cocoa Puffs + milk + two shots of espresso
Oh, and not to forget the best part: you get a glass of ice for the leftover milk and espresso that has absorbed the chocolaty sweetness of the cereal.
Turns out it tastes exactly as you would expect – like that milk you loved to slurp from the bottom of your bowl with the added awesomeness of espresso. Cereal milk for grown-ups. Thumbs up from us both.
And while we were in Tacoma, we swung by the famous coffee pot shaped building.
Some would argue Bob’s Java Jive is actually shaped like a tea pot, but either way it’s incredible it has remained standing for more than eighty years at this point. You would think you could drive-through for a latte, but this place has been a dive bar/music venue for ages.
This post is best accompanied by the Ink Spots song the Java Jive was named after back in the fifties. Enjoy!