TeKu Tavern now opens for business at 7:00 A.M. on weekdays.
Located at the corner of Denny Way and Taylor Avenue in downtown Seattle, TeKu Tavern has always earned recognition for its fierce dedication to beer but now extends the same level of enthusiasm to a new coffee program. It’s not unheard of for a coffee shop to also serve beer, but this is the next-level version of that game: a coffee shop with 55 taps and 23 reach-in coolers.
Now known as TeKu Tavern + Cafe, the business recently began opening at 7:00 A.M. on weekdays and serves coffee as well as breakfast tacos. And yes, when they start pouring coffee, they also start pouring beer. This is a judgment-free zone. You’re safe here.
In the coming months, they may open as early as 6:00 A.M. on weekends (for now, still open at noon on Saturday and Sunday). “Our Coffee program has launched and we are now open at 7:00 A.M. Weekdays for all your coffee needs,” said the announcement from the business. “Come on in and enjoy your favorite coffee drink on-site or grab to-go on your way. We also have free Wifi for you to work onsite.”
TeKu Tavern + Cafe pours locally roasted coffee from Blossom Coffee Roasters. Dawn and Pat Loraas started Blossom on Vashon Island nearly 20 years ago and still operate the company there today. Why Blossom? Teku Tavern + Cafe told me it’s because they have “the same dedication to the quality of coffee as we do for our beer!”
And now let’s talk about tacos. It’s about damn time! Breakfast tacos are a lot like well-crafted beer; they are one of the Universe’s greatest gifts to humanity. Seattle has been embarrassingly slow to upload the otherwordly magic that is a breakfast taco. They only recently became a thing around here. With origins in Texas, and especially in Austin, no breakfast or brunch menu anywhere is complete without these culinary dynamos.
Can you tell I like breakfast tacos? Not quite as much as I like beer, but it’s close. Cheers to TeKu Tavern + Cafe for bringing the two together!