Tacoma Urbanist

May. 20, 2010 at 9:42am

Amocat Cafe "Making of Trailer" Released on Volcano's Spew!

Check out the latest breaking news on imminent opening of Amocat Cafe from Tacoma's Weekly Volcano via Spew Today:



The Tacoma Urbanist, who drinks this cocktail, sent us a video of the making of the Amocat Cafe marketing trailer.

Revealed in the video are the "drinks" that will be available at the new downtown Tacoma coffee house, which might open in a couple weeks - you know how those things go. The video shows the new paint inside one of the three rooms in Amocat - some walls are gold, others are red.

You can also see Amocat owner Morgan Alexander ripping the paper away from the windows during the shot. Amocat will be using "Go Local" products such as Valhalla Coffee, tea from Mad Hat and many other local products. However, they flew in New York City-based journalist Heather Robinson to star in this video.


Can't wait till they open!

comments [15]  |  posted under Tacoma


by Erik on 5/20/2010 @ 10:00am
RR Anderson made an action figure of Heather last year:

by NineInchNachos on 5/20/2010 @ 11:10am
fun! It even features your crazy laser printer 8x11's :)

by KevinFreitas on 5/21/2010 @ 7:34am
I freakin' love these videos Erik! Cheers to Heather for being a good sport! Oh, and I totally can't wait to hang out at Amocat.

BTW, it's it "Ah-mah-cat" or "Aeh-moh-cat"?

by Erik on 5/21/2010 @ 10:57am
Thanks Kevin. They are fun to make.

I am still trying to get the trailer produced.

Amocat should be open within the next couple weeks from what I hear.

Here is one of the latest pictures:

Mystery Door #2:

The rich red at Amocat turned out really well.

by Erik on 5/25/2010 @ 3:18pm
I just received this via email:


Amocat Cafe Grand Opening Party
Host: morgan
Amocat Cafe
625 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
View Map
When: Saturday, May 29, 4:00PM Add to my Outlook Calendar
Phone: 253-228-7271
Come see the new Amocat Cafe!

We'll have light eats and stuff to drink.

"Kid-friendly" 4-7pm
"Older kids ok" 7-9pm
"Better leave the kids at home" 9pm until ???


Very cool. See everyone there...

by Erik on 5/28/2010 @ 9:06pm
Here is a picture of Morgan tonight in front of Amocat getting ready for the opening tomorrow:

Three separate rooms.

by Dave_L on 5/29/2010 @ 9:05pm
Very nice gathering, and the joint looks great! Thanks for the hospitality, Morgan. Lots of good friends there, including some I hadn't seen in a while. And I met a few new ones, too. It was really cool for Robyn and Jason from the Villa Caffe & Imbibery to close their shop for a few hours, leave a sign on their door, hang out and help Morgan pull some coffee drinks. Did I understand correctly that the Amocat will be officially open on Tuesday?

by Erik on 5/29/2010 @ 9:48pm
Scene from the well attended party tonight:

Original Stowe art revealed at Amocat:

by morgan on 5/29/2010 @ 11:36pm
Thanks all to who helped paint and prep and prepare for the party. That was fun! Why can't we do that every day? !

Yes, Dave - ready or not - Amocat opens next weekend Tuesday.

Love the thumbs up from Stowe!

Robyn made my machine rock like I don't know how! I have some catching up to do! yes, the Villa is a great addition to the Tacoma scene - more so now with the addition of "Mr. Tacoma" to their drink menu - YUM!

by NineInchNachos on 5/30/2010 @ 12:01am
can't wait to get juiced up there Morgan!

by L.S.Erhardt on 5/30/2010 @ 3:04pm
Does Amocat have good Hot Chocolate?
Not everyone likes coffee, ya know

by morgan on 5/30/2010 @ 7:52pm
Thanks RR!

TO'T: Yes. The plan is to have a standard grade chocolate and also a deluxe grade chocolate - I just need to re-locate a local supplier of the deluxe chocolate (it's made by Guittard... mmm.)

by Altered Chords on 5/30/2010 @ 8:49pm
TO'T deserves nothing but the deluxe grade chocolate

by Erik on 5/31/2010 @ 1:00am
More pictures from the opening:


by fredo on 5/31/2010 @ 9:09am
Happy to see another locally owned and operated business. Hope this turns out to be a successful venture. Thanks for bringing this story to our attention Erik.