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Nov. 14, 2008 at 12:02pm

Herban Cafe now more urbane

So, I knew that the Herban Cafe had re-opened with a new chef, but I hadn't seen a mention of an updated dining room! New chairs! And they look comfortable and sturdy!! I walked by yesterday afternoon and noticed that the interior of the Herban Cafe has been upgraded. They weren't open for dinner yet when I passed by, so I just peeked in the window. It looks so much better! I know that some of you were fine with the way the cafe looked and felt, but I hesistated to go there for a meal when I thought of those chairs. Now I'm looking forward to tasting some of the new chef's menu items and testing out the new furniture!

 

 

 

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by Erik on 11/14/2008 @ 4:10pm
I still need to try out their breakfast.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/14/2008 @ 4:24pm
Should it not be "Herban Cafe now more herbane"?

by NineInchNachos on 11/14/2008 @ 7:34pm
I am excited to try the patty melt.. so yummy at Stowe's chalk show.

by Dave_L on 11/16/2008 @ 12:42am
Well then Tacoma Herbanist, we should stop chalkin' and start walkin.' I'm going to shoot for waffles tomorrow, but my plans usually go sideways. pinwheelcatering.com/entire_cafe_menu.ht... I assume the website hours are not up-to-date; I'll trust TacomaMama's listed hours of operation. www.tacomamama.com/article.php?story=200...
I still haven't been back to that V-something place on 10th & Pacific - those Spanish egg-rolls were delish and the wine was affordable.

by WaywardScooterGirl on 11/16/2008 @ 10:34am
That V-something place would be called "Vinum". They have taken over the space previously occupied by Aroma. I judge a coffee establishment by the quality of their Americano's and Vinum brews a pretty good one. Their breakfasts are starting to flesh out too. The owner and her staff are friendly and the place is continuing to evolve. I'm a definite repeat customer.

by Dave_L on 11/16/2008 @ 11:30am
Oh yes, Vinum. I was pleasantly surprised by everything about the place. Thanks to Erik and Morgan for the impromptu invite that evening. Veni, vidi, vici Vinum. Missed y'all at H.C. this morning, but that just meant more buffet for me. Can't beat the price on the kids' breakfasts, too.

by Erik on 11/16/2008 @ 5:52pm
I judge a coffee establishment by the quality of their Americano's and Vinum brews a pretty good one.

The lunch outperforms and it is starting to be a nice wine bar at night. Great value and a ton of windows.

by jenyum on 11/16/2008 @ 7:20pm
Oh yikes, Dave! That's an ancient story. Here's the latest:

7 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily
lunch menu from 11 – 2 p.m.
dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m.
free coffee 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

From this one:

www.tacomamama.com/article.php?story=200...

I need to update my links.

by Dave_L on 11/17/2008 @ 9:00am
Thanks for the link correction! I was having some comment-editing issues and I accidentally pulled an old link from their website.

by Heather on 11/17/2008 @ 12:29pm
We had breakfast at Herban on Saturday. It was good - not too heavy. I had an Eggs Florentine that was perfectly prepared and I really liked the potatoes. Rick got the buffet which was simple but good. We weren't looking for a huge, heavy breakfast, so it was just right.

The chairs are a huge improvement. The change in decor, to the Frost Park Chalk theme, is really fun. I particularly love Kevin's picture of Don Izenman laying in the grass.

They still need help with their music. Some old chicken song chased us right out of there. At least we were done with our meal!

by jenyum on 11/17/2008 @ 12:39pm
They are now closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays :( Tried to get lunch there today but was greeted by locked door and circular saw in the entryway.

Shakabrah said they were unusually busy today, not surprising since Gateway to India is also closed on Mondays.

by jenyum on 11/19/2008 @ 12:04pm
More on the situation at the Herban Cafe in the comments here:

www.tacomamama.com/article.php?story=200...


by Dave_L on 11/19/2008 @ 12:39pm
They still need help with their music. Some old chicken song chased us right out of there.

? Chicken song? You mean like the "Touch-down every morning" song? We had some good music Sunday, including Ella's classic version of The Muffin Man (who lives in Drury Lane).

by Heather on 11/25/2008 @ 10:32am
No. Not that one (www.clubcourtyard.com/ChickenFat.html).
The one playing actually had a lot of background chicken clucking and crowing as part of the song. I think it was "Begin the Beguine" but I couldn't find a version on line that has the original chicken background.


by Heather on 11/25/2008 @ 10:35am
Fact: On Friday, Herban Cafe posted a "For Sale" flyer on their window.
Rumor: Also on Friday, some guy who said his name was Bobby Kennedy was hanging out in the 6th Ave District telling people that he bought Herban Cafe and was going to serve breakfast and lunch.

by Jake on 11/25/2008 @ 11:02am
That guy was also at a bar in DT Tacoma saying he was opening a place across from Gateway to India called Kennedy's.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 11/25/2008 @ 12:09pm
Not good days for those in the restaurant business. I thought Herban got their second wind with their new chef. I just hope when the Food Channel gets to Tacoma there is something left for them to film.

by Altered Chords on 11/25/2008 @ 12:23pm
The pizza and hot dogs at Costco will be here for them.

by izenmania on 11/25/2008 @ 12:40pm
I thought Herban got their second wind with their new chef.

They would have, except that it turned out he couldn't get the loan to actually provide the investment they were looking for.

by Dave_L on 11/25/2008 @ 3:43pm
"some guy who said his name was Bobby Kennedy was hanging out in the 6th Ave District..."

"That guy was also at a bar in DT Tacoma..."


I thought I saw him walkin' up over the hill...

by Mofo from the Hood on 11/25/2008 @ 5:41pm
"some guy who said his name was Bobby Kennedy was hanging out in the 6th Ave District..."

Yeah, he was with Abraham, Martin, and John.

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