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CHS Pics | Final pulls at TNT Espresso, Capitol Hill’s last* drive-thru coffee stand

IMG_5720You only have a few more days to enjoy the last drive-thru coffee stand on Capitol Hill.

That we know of.


Saturday is slated to be the final day of business at TNT Espresso, the 80-square-foot coffee shack in the parking lot of the teriyaki joint at Broadway and Harrison. Owner Monica Anaya — or Momo, as you might know her — is going out in her own style, in full defiance of what she says is the seemingly unstoppable wave of change washing over Broadway.

“I had a good time while I was there,” Anaya told CHS earlier this month. “I don’t hang my head low. I walk away with pride. I got to get out before somebody kicked me out.”

We asked her about the possibility of selling the business with a month-to-month agreement and history at the corner dating to before the mid-1990s but Anaya said she probably wouldn’t be interested. If you’d like to change her mind, stop by for a last latte and some conversation about all things weird and wonderful on Broadway. Anaya and her crew have probably seen it all.



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Sammy Witness
Sammy Witness
8 years ago

This lady always made me smile. Getting coffee here was a lovely way to start to day. Best of luck, Monica!

Jaime C
Jaime C
8 years ago

I have been getting coffee from MoMo for at least 10 years. She is simply the best and will be greatly missed.