Brian Todd and Rachelle Arreola, owners of B&R Espresso Bar, are excited to finally have their drive-thru after a year-and-a-half of going through permitting with the city. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

Brian Todd and Rachelle Arreola, owners of B&R Espresso Bar, are excited to finally have their drive-thru after a year-and-a-half of going through permitting with the city. Haley Donwerth/staff photo

First coffee drive-thru on Federal Way’s 1st Avenue

After over a year of working through the permitting process, B&R Espresso Bar finally has their new drive-thru addition.

Federal Way’s B&R Espresso Bar finally got their drive-thru, and people are really excited about it.

The local favorite coffee shop has been aiming to get a drive-thru since September 2018, and owners Russhele Arreola and Brian Todd said they are happy that it is finally a reality.

Todd said he wanted B&R Espresso Bar to get a drive-thru because no other coffee shop on 1st Avenue has a drive-thru, so this new extension now gives them a leg-up on the competition.

“It feels good,” Arreola said. “It’s a nice accomplishment.”

She said while it did take a while for their permits to go through the city, ultimately they were able to work through the process and are excited to be up and running to serve the community.

Their new drive-thru officially opened on Sept. 30, and in that time they have served a lot of customers.

Shelley Pauls, well-known resident and volunteer around the community, said she is thrilled about the new addition to the coffee shop on a Facebook thread in the Federal Way Community Watch page.

“It’s a great addition!” she wrote. “Coffee was delicious [and] staff was delightful as ever!”

There were also several residents who said they hadn’t been yet, but would like to just because of the new drive-thru.

Christine Crew Nolan stated: “Haven’t been there yet, but drive-thru coffee is always a good thing in my book!”

Arreola said their first morning using their drive-thru was a busy one, something both she and Todd are grateful for.

You can visit B&R Espresso Bar, pick up a java and check out their new drive-thru at 32901 1st Ave. S. in Federal Way.

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