TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Dec. 20, 2011 at 2:55pm

What's Going On at Bernardo's Aroma Cafe?

This is the scene today at Bernardo's Aroma Cafe (1201 Pacific Avenue) located on the ground floor of Wells Fargo Plaza . . .

It looks ominous: windows papered over; lights off; empty cash register on a table; no signs regarding closing (for the holidays or permanently), remodeling, etc; phone calls go straight to a generic-type voice mail box.

If you are keeping score at home, Bernardo's moved to this pace from its former home at 1001 Pacific Avenue (now home to Vinum) some time ago. 

Bernardo's has always been a decent place for a good cup of coffee or a quick lunch. If you have any info, share it here. If I hear back from Bernardo, I'll share it, too.

comments [6]  |  posted under Bernardo's, Downtown, Tacoma


by fredo on 12/21/2011 @ 5:35am
Probably read about the upcoming Pacific Avenue rain gardens demolition work and decided this was as good a time as any to throw in the towel. Just a guess

by KevinFreitas on 12/21/2011 @ 7:15am
Thanks for posting Todd! Look forward to what you might find!

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 12/21/2011 @ 8:17am
UPDATE: The folks at Unico Properties (which owns / manages Wells Fargo Plaza) tell me Bernardo sold his business last week.

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 1/6/2012 @ 7:59am
well, that was fast. it has re-opened as 'pacific coffee house and deli'.

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 1/9/2012 @ 9:31am
Update: They're open for business and apparently hiring. The place has a nice vibe and what appears to be a new coat of paint.

by KevinFreitas on 1/9/2012 @ 1:09pm
Thanks for the update! Going to have to try them out soon!


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