The coffee chain Cowgirls Espresso has opened a new location in Mountlake Terrace. The former Luscious Latte at the Northwest corner of 236th St SW and 56th Ave W is now Cowgirls Espresso, which is known for their unique barista uniforms.
Cowgirls Espresso, which has nearly 20 locations in the Puget Sound area, was one of the first coffee stands in the area to have baristas wear bikinis when they opened their first location in Tukwila in 2003. Sales took off, and other scantily-clad theme days soon followed. Some of the theme days are Military Monday, Cowgirls Tuesday, Bikini Wednesday, School Girl Thursday and Fantasy Friday.
The coffee chain has been featured on numerous shows such as the Travel Channel’s, Extreme Fast Food, Nightline, and CBS Sunday Morning.
The location at 56th/236th is a heavily traveled intersection as it is right off of the I-5 and just down the street from the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center. Construction on a new mixed-use building in the Southeast corner of the intersection is scheduled to begin in early 2011.