By Linda Kor
Looking for an early morning pick-me-up, a fresh-baked muffin or maybe a quick sandwich or pasta salad? Then TrinaBops Cakery & Coffee is the place to visit.
The shop recently opened its doors at 1150 Hopi Drive and features a wide array of caffeine fixes including 28 single-flavor and specialty coffees, and a variety of decadent desserts. The shop also serves panini sandwiches, breakfast croissants, carnitas and chicken pesto.
Owner Katrina Jaime is a familiar face in the community having been born and raised in Holbrook. She, her husband Johnny Jaime and mother Cindy Tafoya all work to make TrinaBops a truly family-run operation.
Jaime began her baking career just three years ago but according to Tafoya, her daughter had a love for baking since she was a child. “She had one of those Easy Bake Ovens and loved making little cakes for family members, so this is something she’s loved to do for awhile,” she said. Even the name “TrinaBops” stems from a childhood nickname bestowed upon Jaime from her mother. Another tribute to family is the Patrinnie, a green chile and cheese homemade bread named after Jaime’s Nana Trinnie who always wanted to open a bakery but never had the opportunity.
The shop is not only a relaxing reprieve from a hectic workday; it also provides an opportunity to mingle with locals and even a few tourists who travel through town.
Jaime not only provides ready-made desserts, she also makes cakes for every occasion. The shop can also prepare lunch orders ahead of time for those who have only a short time to dine or have to eat on the go.
TrinaBops Cakery & Coffee provides free Wi-Fi and is open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To place an order call (928) 241-4235.