St. Helens Cafe brings the 'yum'

Sarah and I stopped by to check out St. Helens Cafe yesterday for some dinner. This was Sarah's second trip and my first. I have to hand it to them. The space is great and the people manning host duties and keeping an eye on the dining area were eager to please but in a pleasant way. We ordered right at the door and sat in the back near the windows. On the way we passed a rather empty looking bar with a great metalwork mural of Mt. St. Helens. There was art of other local buildings adding interest to other walls and the large wood beams left exposed create a comfortable, warm feeling for diners.

Sarah got her fish 'n chips and with their homemade batter and tarter sauce declares them the best in town. I had me a bacon cheeseburger and, although not normally a burger man much (I likes me some buffalo, thank you very much) it was really tasty. The fries hit the spot with a little malt vinegar drizzled on top.

St. Helens Cafe is a great place for a casual meal in a comfortable setting. The prices are a tad high but worth it overall I think. I can't wait to stop by when the weather's better to enjoy their front patio or a seat inside near the garage doors that look prime to slide open.

Other reviews
2/17 - Some seafood notes,
2/12 - Is there a restaurant doctor in the house? Ed's Diner
2/5 - St. Helens Cafe in Tacoma is open, Spew
2/5 - Fish and Chips! St. Helens Cafe Opens,

The view from a back table at St. Helens Cafe

It's a pretty sprawling layout but still pretty warm and inviting

Looking toward the front of the restaurant -- you can see those great garage-like doors up there

Sarah's fish 'n chips from St. Helens Cafe

My burger and fries from St. Helens Cafe

posted Feb 20, 2007 under fish 'n chips, restaurant, st helens cafe, tacoma  

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