Tacoma Urbanist

Mar. 16, 2009 at 1:00pm

Re-Loaded Blackwater Cafe Re-Opens

Blackwater Cafe is Back!

Now location : 743 St. Helens in downtown Tacoma across from Tacoma City Hall.


New Blackwater Cafe with the same sign and light.

The iconic Kickstand relic.

Nice cool historic floors.

Check them out soon.

comments [11]  |  posted under Tacoma, tacoma


by L.S.Erhardt on 3/16/2009 @ 8:36pm
not the same

by NineInchNachos on 3/16/2009 @ 9:05pm
I prescribe bikini baristas if it is going to compete with tullys down the street

by Erik on 3/16/2009 @ 10:34pm
The floor is killer. Check it out. Money does not buy floors like that.

by Erik on 3/17/2009 @ 10:43am
Blackwater still has the cappuccino mojo going after the move:


by spoonfulofpeter on 3/20/2009 @ 1:49pm
According to Rachel there's still some work to be done to make the space feel even better. Built in seating, the good old stained glass, etc. I love the new spot.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 3/20/2009 @ 6:16pm
they need to put up their old sign.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 3/20/2009 @ 6:41pm
I think the Mocha Mountain people tried the bikini barista thing, it was not pretty.

by fredo on 3/20/2009 @ 10:21pm
I'm not going back down there till they fix the streets. What in the name of all that's holy is going on down there?

by NineInchNachos on 3/20/2009 @ 11:20pm
giant hole in front of the winthrop. looks like they're going to entomb a Plymouth or something

by dolly varden on 3/21/2009 @ 3:01pm
St. Helens is actually in pretty good shape now. Broadway is not.

Looking forward to the improvements in the new Blackwater space. And thank god those "improvements" will never include bikini baristas -- they're fall too cool for that kind of schlock.

by KevinFreitas on 3/22/2009 @ 4:58am
I imagine they'd be more along the lines of Suicide Girls anyway. ;) Joking aside, I can't wait to check out their new space once I'm back in town.

In the meantime, good luck and many happy pours to them!