Tacoma Rumors

Aug. 28, 2008 at 8:48am

Bayview to Offer View a Plenty

Rumors stopped by the place formerly known as Cafe by the Bay on St. Helens. All of the furniture and equipment has been stripped and the new owners are busy renovating the space. They will offer soups, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and prime views of the tideflats. Look for the Bayview to open "mid-September" according to the owner.

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by intacoma on 8/28/2008 @ 9:25am

by Erik on 8/28/2008 @ 12:02pm
This place has a ton of potential with the view that few restaurants in the area have.

by Jake on 8/28/2008 @ 12:18pm
Im with intacoma.. sounds lame. closed by new years.

by rithean on 8/28/2008 @ 10:20pm
I hope they have coffee too. I have been about to go in there a few times, until a remember that it is not a coffee shop. It says café!

by intacoma on 8/28/2008 @ 10:33pm
I predict a "st helens" as well, not that I loved cafe by the bay but Vietnamese is def lacking in stadium district so I enjoyed having it there for that option

by jenyum on 8/28/2008 @ 10:47pm
A pho joint would rock. (I still miss the old owners, willing to put up with a few inconsistencies for such an awesome family friendly place)

Yeah, the menu sounds exactly like 3 or 4 other places in the neighborhood. Not very exciting I'm afraid. Will the pasta/fries, etc be fresh at all or your basic Sysco fare?

by Rue on 9/29/2008 @ 8:50pm
Rumors heard great things about the amazing views at Cafe By the Bay, but never quite made it there. Now under new owners, a new name (Bayview), AND booze - Rumors might find motivation to check out the views.

by ____________ on 10/30/2008 @ 10:47am
Went there with a with a group for lunch. The fries are hand cut, good, and the only fried item on the menu. The cuban sandwich was very good. The Mac and Cheese lunch special looked great. The view is awesome and unique. Overall, pretty good and I will be going back. Excited to try the Gumbo.

by Erik on 10/30/2008 @ 10:56am
The reviews that I have heard are pretty good. Now I am going to have to stop by.

by morgan on 10/30/2008 @ 11:19am
The fries are hand cut, good, and the only fried item on the menu

YES! Finally!

I've tried talking several other places into serving handcut fries. Almost coming close to taking my own cutter in to show them how easy it is! I don't understand what the hang-up is. What an easy way to provide something the franchises can't! Then again these are places that also have fluorescent lighting and TVs going all day, maybe my expectations are too high.

by intacoma on 10/30/2008 @ 11:50am
morgan Id like to see a tutorial

by Dave_L on 10/30/2008 @ 11:53am
...hand-cut fries...
I know I just can't get some of my friends to go to the Jive, But the Java Jive cuts real fries from real potatoes with such a cutter, and they do some magic soaking of them before they go in the fryer. Try them alone, or as a side, or as chili-cheese fries, or in a chili-burger. My arteries are hardening just thinking about it.
I'll try the Bayvew, but I will always miss the previous owners of the Cafe. The kids and I will always have good memories of that place.

by lovestacoma253 on 10/30/2008 @ 9:02pm
I think people are being way to negative about this place. everyones right about the fries, they're soo good!
we're all suppose to support our community, and this place is bringing good food into the neighborhood. my friend told me he helped own the spar so i already knew the food was gonna be great! i live right down the street and i have to say their soups are delicious and homemade. where can you get stuff like that now? it's affordable and a great environment, i definitly recommend this place.

by ____________ on 11/14/2008 @ 1:48pm
....if you like a good pulled pork sandwich....mmmmm

by OlyTiger on 12/15/2008 @ 9:21pm
Mucho ditto on the pulled pork....and go with the spicy sauce instead of the BBQ.....it rocks! Also tried the Bayview burger and Hummus - all of it was very fresh and delicious!!!!! Will be back. And look up The Bayview in Tacoma on Facebook. Join the group!

by morgan on 12/15/2008 @ 10:06pm
Kevin will appreciate this:

I caught their mac-n-cheese with bacon recently as a lunch special. Quite yummy.

by morgan on 12/13/2009 @ 11:29pm
Third time's a charm?

A third owner in as many years has come forward to take over the defunct Bayview.

Even thought the For Sale signs are still in the windows, it looks like someone has applied for a liquor license to operate in the Bayview space. The new name: Laura's Bayview Bar and Grill.

Tacoma waits.

by Erik on 12/14/2009 @ 8:36am
Cool. This area is hopping with people.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 12/14/2009 @ 9:42am
Did this hopping start very recently because is sure didn't help the last occupants of this space?


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