Tacoma Urbanist

Dec. 3, 2008 at 10:11am

Satellite Coffee Poised to Open New Downtown Location


Initial commentary: It's hard to know what businesses will do in the current business environment.  However, here is what I know.

What : Satellite Coffee is set to open a new location in the central grid in downtown Tacoma.

When : In the next few months.

Reliability of rumor : 100 percent

Reliability that the plan will take place : 65 percent

Stage of new location : permits are being applied for

Additional information: look to Morgan's Brain, Exit 133, Volcano and the Tribune in that order for additional details.


comments [19]  |  posted under Tacoma


by intacoma on 12/3/2008 @ 11:07am
you want some info, think juice bar


by Erik on 12/3/2008 @ 11:46am

you want some info, think juice bar

Nice teaser.

"Tacoma" City Art memories:

Here's my Satellite Coffee photo set:


by KevinFreitas on 12/3/2008 @ 12:07pm
Ooo, is this what they're going to use some of that extra space under Embellish for? That'd be sweet and I'm sure folks utilizing the Y next door wouldn't mind.

by NSHDscott on 12/3/2008 @ 4:52pm
Are they closing the current location or opening a second one?

by Erik on 12/3/2008 @ 5:14pm
Are they closing the current location or opening a second one?

Opening a second one.

by chrism39 on 12/3/2008 @ 6:52pm
I didn't think they were that good. But then again I have always hated the pretentious, snotty attitude their baristas sport. I mean come on, it's coffee.

by Dave_L on 12/3/2008 @ 8:39pm
Are they closing the current location or opening a second one?
Opening a second one.

A satellite Satellite?

by Erik on 10/12/2009 @ 3:44pm
Check out the sign for their now (additional) location:

by NineInchNachos on 10/12/2009 @ 3:59pm
they have the best signage

by NSHDscott on 10/12/2009 @ 6:10pm
What's the address or intersection?

by Erik on 10/12/2009 @ 6:46pm
Right below Embellish Salon.

Around 1100 Market Street next to the Y.

Also see the Volcano mention of them:


by L.S.Erhardt on 10/12/2009 @ 7:21pm
Isn't this a 3rd location?

They have a mini-cafe on 6th Ave next to Masa.

Regardless, rock on Satellite! They do make a wicked hot chocolate for us non-coffee drinkers.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/13/2009 @ 10:51am
I'm envisioning a Tacoma, in the near future, where we will all be selling coffee to each other. So long as there is free wifi and a warm place for our laptops there will always be a Tacoma. A well nursed coffee is cheaper than rent, we just need to have some 24 hour a day coffee shops.

by Erik on 10/13/2009 @ 12:52pm
Isn't this a 3rd location?

Yes. Very cool to see them take off in Tacoma.

by Nick on 10/13/2009 @ 1:17pm
Yeah, I really wish we had more 24 hour coffee shops in town. The only two I'm aware of is a Starbucks over around UP somewhere and Bertolino Bros next to Target. Couldn't one survive relatively easily on 6th Ave (arguably moreso than the two existing ones I mentioned)?

Someone do it! I'll be your first regular customer! :-)

by thriceallamerican on 10/13/2009 @ 1:41pm
Talk to the folks at Shakabrah...I know that the previous owners stopped the late night hours (and open mics and live music along with them) because they were having problems with teenagers loitering outside, but under new ownership it seems like they've at least been trying to bring back some of the live music. Would be a great location for 24 hours....

by dolly varden on 10/14/2009 @ 10:18am
The space looks like it'll be great -- should help fill the void left by Blackwater's dissolution.

by izenmania on 10/14/2009 @ 10:59am
So might the new coffee shop in Blackwater's own space.

by dolly varden on 10/14/2009 @ 12:04pm
I hope so -- looking through the window (and from its name), looks like the Vanilla Bean is looking like it's not aiming for the hipster hangout niche that Blackwater filled and that the other Satellite locations don't quite fill either (the Stadium location is too small, the Masa location isn't bohemian enough).