From the April 2008 Madrona News
John Platt and Paul Butler of Madrona’s St. Clouds Restaurant and Catering are thrilled and honored to announce the opening of their new cafe at the Northwest African American Museum. The museum, located at 2300 S. Massachusetts (23rd and Massachusetts) in the old Colman Elementary School, opened last month. St. Clouds Cafe is located on the first floor.
The Museum is fantastic but you don’t have to have paid admission to the museum to get to the St. Clouds Cafe. Come by for an afternoon snack and enjoy local microroaster Fonte coffee/espresso drinks and Cass’s fresh baked pastries. They also serve lunch, with a menu featuring Southern and African-American influenced fare, as well as the inventive bright fare you’ve come to expect from St. Clouds and chef Michael King. Lunch menu items include Memphis Style Slow Roasted Ribs with collard greens and corn bread, baked macaroni and cheese with green salad or slaw, and a Virginia country ham sandwich with peach chutney, cream cheese mayo and mustard greens. And don’t forget to leave room for dessert–New Orleans bread pudding with bourbon sauce. The St. Cloud Cafe also has beer and wine, and our usual warm, friendly Madrona-style service.
St. Cloud Cafe hours are the same as the museum–Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 7:30pm. The schedule is slightly modified on Thursdays, when the cafe closes at 7:00pm and Sundays, when it opens at noon.
The food is mighty fine, the people extraordinary, and the site a glory. John and Paul are thrilled to have the chance to help foster community in this new Urban League Village project.