A side of breasts with my coffee, please.

If you follow me on Snapchat (lisabenroeck) you may have already heard this story, but I feel compelled to tell it on this blog anyway.

We moved into our house last Wednesday, and on Friday morning Tim set out to the closest coffee shop to our new place to get me a latte.

He walked up to the window and was surprised to find a topless lady serving coffee. Guys. A topless barista. She was almost bottomless (according to Tim) except she was wearing a g-string.

So Tim decided to act like nothing was amiss and went on to order a drip coffee, which the barista said they didn’t have. A coffee shop without coffee! Tim felt obligated to purchase something, though, so he ordered my latte. For six dollars. A six dollar latte! And he tipped a dollar. Of course. And he still had to go to a Starbucks to actually get his coffee.

He also learned the following things:
1) These coffee shops are ‘normal’ in Seattle, although most of the times the ladies are wearing a skimpy bikini and aren’t fully topless/nude.
2) This particular barista works on Fridays and is always topless.
3) If you ask for a ‘show’ they’ll give you one. (WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK?!) I don’t even want to know what this means.
4) The shop was actually a drive-thru so Tim walking up to it was weird in itself. However, I think this was probably the least strange part of the experience.

And as for me, I learned not to send Tim out for my lattes on Fridays. And also that we should be careful about which coffee shops we drive-thru with the girls. This particular one is in the parking lot of (I KID YOU NOT) an upscale children’s clothing store and a restaurant.

Boobs and coffee. What will they think of next?

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28 Responses to A side of breasts with my coffee, please.


    Also…definitely clicked on this post thinking I was going to get something about breastfeeding in public so LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL but this was so much better!

    • Lisa says:

      HAHAHA! Now I feel like I should write a post about breastfeeding in public just to redeem myself. That would be a more relevant topic to what I generally write about…

  2. Lauren Harrelson says:

    WHAT in the WHAT?

  3. Cassie Lee says:


  4. This…is one of the most bizarre things I have ever heard of. Is this how ALL of those parking lot coffee shops are staffed????

  5. I’ve heard of those bikini coffee stands before but topless and a g-string?! Oh my gosh. And in the parking lot of a KIDS STORE?! That is sooo wrong. I’ve never accidentally gone to one and I hope so hard that I never do!

    • Lisa says:

      According to this barista, the other women working at this particular coffee shop wear skimpy bikinis, but she has decided to just wear nothing. Tim didn’t even know how to respond to that.


    some warning would be nice, ya know? Geeeeeze.

  7. What? I have no words. haha Oh except that I disagree with Tim acting like nothing was amiss. I would have left. lol

  8. Amanda says:

    Good grief. Seattle is even more liberal than I thought! I can’t believe this is a real thing thing.

  9. Geez, that’s nuts. We just moved to the Seattle area and haven’t noticed this yet – although we usually just go to Starbucks.

  10. Oh my gosh I used to live in the Seattle area and had forgotten all about these. There are so many of them out in the suburbs (well like 5 years ago haha) that when I moved to LA I was actually surprised there aren’t any here.

  11. Heather H says:

    Wow that’s crazy!!! I have never heard of anything like it!!

  12. What the actual h*ll… I’m a Midwesterner and we do NOT have these (at least to my knowledge)… How completely and totally strange!

  13. Lisa says:

    How do people NOT think it’s weird?! IT IS SO WEIRD.

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