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A Renaissance Cafe

1746 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3215
253-572-1029
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Ranked #43 of 655 restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Soups, Sandwiches
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English first
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

It's a great atmosphere. My family and I loved all the pin ups. The food was fast and the customer service was great.

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Tacoma,WA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

As soon as you enter the cafe it feels welcoming. My friend and I were there at noon and the cafe was busy. We seated ourselves and, while waiting for our table to be cleared, discussed the posters and memorabilia which cover the walls. I ordered breakfast and she the Chicken Cordon Bleu. Both meals were delicious and neither greasy.... More

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san diego
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I know all the reviews have been good, but my experience was different. The breakfast we had was good, although I didn't expect my veggie scramble to have ham in it. The owner is pleasant, and seems to be the cook, waiter and cashier too. The area where you get your hot water for tea didn't appear clean. Some of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This place is a must. The owner takes your order and serves you and even finds time to come and check on you to makes sure everything is to your liking. If you are staying at any of the downtown hotels or the University or visiting the museums, you will want to skip the hotel and museum food and come... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I see what others refer to as the "mean/friendly guy", but being from the East Coast originally, if that's a prime criteria to rate restaurants, y'all'd rate many Boston area restaurants as one star since the "what's it to ya" attitude is uber-prevalent there. And, frankly, another skill learned from the East, is to go right back at him, parry... More

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seattle
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Were there for lunch. Keith the owner was dashing around serving rapidly, doing 1.5 servers work with a smile. I opted for chili and a milkshake over a full on sandwich. Chili was not up to the temperature I prefer, but tasty. My wife's taco salad was nice and looked attractive. Salsa was homemade and tasty. Well located in Museum... More

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great location in Tacoma's museum and TWU district for a quick and tasty meal. The owner is a real Tacoma treasure serving up great sandwiches, cookies, and coffee. It's pretty simple and bare bones but a nice comfortable place. We like it! Be prepared to share a table with strangers if it gets crowded (which it often does over lunch).

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Williamsburg, VA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I love this place! Keith is always up for chatting early in the morning and serves up great eggs to boot. The pulpy art and quirky sense make this a comfortable place to eat and let your eyes wander. Easy access and open all day starting at 5 AM, you owe it to yourself to try the steam wand prepared... More

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Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stepping in off Pacific Ave I really wanted this place to be great, and reading the other reviews had me hopeful. Fun décor with repro vintage posters (available for purchase) and the eclectic menu set the stage, but my lunch choice to-go did not match my anticipation. Giving an 'A' for effort and a 'C' for substance, my taco salad... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

I was here for 2 days for work and ate here twice!!! This place is fantastic! Owner is the server and his positive outlook on life is contagious!! The food was beyond great!!

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