Catffeinated is a combination coffee house and interactive cat cafe that is set to open in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue neighborhood in 2019. The resident cats will be adoptable. A viewing window will separate the coffee house from the cat living area.
An American Tavern will open in the old Black Kettle Bites & Brew location in downtown Tacoma at 744 Market St. The new bar will have a menu of sandwiches, beer and cocktails. It plans a spring 2019 opening.
The Fern Room in downtown Tacoma has closed permanently. The cocktail lounge replaced the former Tacoma Cabana, which closed last year. The owners also operate Devil’s Reef, which is still operating in Tacoma.
Brick toast, sometimes called honey toast, is served in four different styles at Infinitea Cafe in downtown Tacoma. The dessert and bubble tea cafe serves its brick toast on a half loaf of milk bread and tops it with ice cream, fresh fruit and syrups.
Southbay Dickerson’s BBQ in Olympia is expanding to Tacoma with an expected opening this spring on South Tacoma Way. The barbecue restaurant will serve house-smoked meats on a smoker fired by cherry and alder wood.
Acorn Brewing has opened in Edgewood on Meridian Avenue East with a menu of craft beer and sandwiches made at the taproom. The opening menu lists an IPA, porter and several other craft beers. The sandwich lists has a club, egg salad sandwich and more.