When Peg and I started planning our staycation to downtown Puyallup, we started looking at new places to dine. We have favorites of course, but you can’t always zero in on Giorgio’s Greek Café. At the top of my list was the Trellis Café, I wasn’t really sure what it was, the hours seemed strange, but it seemed interesting. It was. The Trellis Café was welcoming. The food was delicious, and the owners were interesting. – places.singleplatform.com/trellis-cafe-3/menu
The Trellis Café could be one of the most romantic places to visit in Puyallup (I augmented the photo in a golden glow), but in reality it’s a busy place. The owners chat, prepare, and serve the food along with perhaps one helper. There are many beautiful elements and your eyes wander from one beautiful object to another. It is a very friendly place to go . . . and enjoy.
We were waited on by owner Pam Triplett. She lived for a time in England and dreamed of opening a tea shop. Back in America she eventually married Willie and together they have put together a charming place to relax and enjoy. I loved the lavender lemonade. They grow their own lavender, too. I took long sips and went through three glasses during our stay (the unisex bathroom is fairly close). I ordered the quiche and half-Trellis salad with black berry dressing and Ruffles potato chips. I would have liked about twice as much quiche, but didn’t leave hungry.
Peg ordered a half chicken salad sandwich and a bowl of wild rice and chicken soup. The dill pickle is a nice addition. The plates and china are not traditional, but based on traditional patterns. I think the same thing goes for the food and the friendly service.
My chair faced the cold case of desserts from about a dozen feet away. You wouldn’t think the siren call of sweets could reach me, but it did. I could see the cheese cake and it saw me. It was delicious. It wasn’t a small piece, but it was just right!
Peg asked the rum and nut cake. She shared a piece. It was absolutely wonderful. The run sauce was lick-able, but not in a semi-formal setting.
Pam and Willie have taken over the rest of the space as well. It features antiques and objects of art and beauty. Peg and I will return. Our daughter-in-law, Johanna was born in England, so we are considering a Mother’s Day gift of a certificate for “high” tea with sandwiches and biscuits served on a tiered platter. She and her family visited England two years ago. It was a first time for our son and their daughters. They had a marvelous time, so they should really enjoy the Trellis Café.
Grace Bachmann says
Love the Trellis Café—-Haven’t been in for a while—But I’ll be there soon –Thanks for the reminder
Donald Doman says
I’m glad our article acted as a reminder. We are taking our daughter-in-law there for high tea for her birthday. She was born in England.
Say hello to Pam and Willie for us.
Hi Grace! If it’s been a while, be sure to come see us! You won’t be disappointed with all of the new changes! Hope to see you soon! Pam & Willie, owners
Gordon Neu says
Thanks Don. So happy that you are reviewing these restaurants. Think I’ll take my wife there for our 64th anniversary. Again – thanks. Gordon Neu
Donald Doman says
64???? Whoa. Good for you. You might try their high tea, but call first. It takes quite some preparations, but I would think your anniversary is worth it!!!!!
Thanks for commenting. See ya around.
Penny Frisk says
I brought my friend Sandra to the Trellis Cafe for lunch yesterday. We had the chicken and rice soup which was wonderful and I had a lovely salad she had half turkey and cheese sandwich. We both had coffee. The atmosphere is always elegant, warm , and friendly. The added sweet touches all around are so lovely, and thoughtful. Such a beautiful, and tasty place to bring the special people in your life, or for a little self pampering. The high tea being served close by looked fabulous, with lots of ooooo’s and ahhhhhh’s. Was such a lovely adventure. Thank you Pam and Willie?…..from Penny
Pam Triplett says
Thank you to everyone from all of us at The trellis cafe & boutique! We would love to see and hear from all of you! Have a fantastic week! Pam and Willie ??
Donald Doman says
Our reviews reflect the good time and enjoyment we experience when we visit restaurants. I know our restaurants gain customers from our comments.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Don! Let us treat you to dessert on your next visit!