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our mission

At 3 Friends Coffee, we’re brewing coffee, community, and play.

Serving our customers and fellow small businesses a home away from home. Our play cafe is a place for all to grab a warm sip of coffee, soft-serve ice cream, and fresh made-to-order donuts.

About Us

Michele and Jesse, two of the “3 Friends,” moved to Wilmington from the Pacific Northwest, where coffee trailers were much more common. They met Mark, the third friend, and opened the 3 Friends Coffee trailer, hoping to share a piece of their old home with their new community. They brought over the west-coast style Lotus energy drinks and made an expansive menu carefully curated to cater to everyone. After the first year, the team was ready to expand and bring another west-coast custom to the Wilmington area: play cafés.

In March of 2023, 3 Friends Coffee opened a storefront down the street from the original location. The new shop includes a play area, free wifi, house-made donuts, and the same expansive menu! The space offers parents a place to recharge while the kids play. There’s plenty of room indoors and outdoors to sit and enjoy time with family and friends or get some work done! The team hosts fun events and weekly Saturday Pop-Up Markets outside on the beautiful lawn area. When you come to 3 Friends Coffee, you can expect exceptional customer service and lots of options to choose from, no matter what mood you’re in!
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