A charming & unique coffee shop called “Spill the Beanz”, located at the Metal Arts Village at 3230 N. Dodge Blvd. is worthy of a visit. It has a metal exterior for its Studio “h”, like the other workshops/stores of this art resource center which are “all things metal”: furniture, home décor, sculptures, fences, doors, hardware, etc.
The other studios housed there are Appaloosa in the Woods, DogLix Designs, Al Glann, Ochoa Stained Glass, Art Inc., Altenburg Kraftwerks, Finx Sculpture, Lyn Rae Lowe, and Mark Wallis.
I dropped by for lunch and was charmed by the outdoor patio (with unique metal sculptures scattered around the patch of grass in back) and the upstairs loft dining area with tables, a red plush couch & several chairs. Throughout the coffee shop are artwork (metal pieces and paintings, and some unique tile pieces). There’s even a piano (downstairs of course).
The menu is mostly the usual coffee shop fare: espresso, frappies, teas, plus they serve freshly baked delicious looking muffins and breads. The lunch menu is limited to only a sandwich (or two), plus vegan or veggie wraps, but they hope to expand it.
“Spill the Beanz” is open M to F 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat & Sun. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone # 520-305-1726. Owned by the “Appaloosa in the Woods” upscale home décor shop next door, www.appaloossainthewoods.com.
Go check out this unique dining spot in Tucson (north of the NE corner of Dodge and Ft. Lowell).
And tell them I “spilt the beans” about them.