About Us

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Meet the owner, Et

ET Rivera created Tres Leches Café in the fall of 2014 as a local (and hopefully soon, national) alternative to power houses Starbucks and Dutch Brothers– with an obvious cultural twist, Tres Leches Café boasts an extensive specialty latte menu. 3LC prides itself on being the first Mexican Gourmet Coffee Shop in Arizona, where ET shares his pride in his cultural upbringing and his family’s Mexican heritage through each of his one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted recipes. Our owner started off on the porch of his house with a coffee cart and was there for 2 months. 

He was soon able to move the cart into a friend’s restaurant (Scott’s Generation) and it was there the Phoenix New Times wrote an article branding the cafe as a “Mexican Starbucks of your dreams.” After a year in the restaurant, he ventured out onto his very own location, which we lovingly refer to as “The Casita,” and was here for two years. We’ve now been in our current spacious location since the Fall of 2018. 

Amazing Flavors & Community Connection is What We Stand For

Tres Leches Café connects with the community in many different ways: recently, we’ve hosted events for organizations like Mi Familia Vota regarding Climate Change and the Dream/Promise Act, Congressman Ruben Gallego’s endorsement of Mark Kelly for U.S. Senate, local and national Latino Democratic leadership and organizers meetup. We have weekly vendor opportunities for Hispanic/Latinx/Chicanx independent/small businesses to showcase their goods/wares as another way to support our local business community.

We make donations of our space in addition to Pan y Cafe’ regularly to local 501c3 nonprofits and programs to also support the efforts of those working and contributing to our greater communities and downtown neighborhoods. We plan on expanding our giving efforts and programs and we expand and grow our business beyond our existing location and concept!

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Our Locations

Stop by one of our 2 locations today!

Van Buren

1714 W. Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Central Ave


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