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2686 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7205
+1 253-572-2787
07:00 - 16:00
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United States
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221 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

It was hard to decide what to order, as everything sounded delicious. I saw some of the pancakes that were ready to be served, and they looked amazing! Instead I chose eggs with a biscuit. The biscuit left a bit to be desired. It did not taste like a southern buttery biscuit. It was heavy and a bit dry. But... More 

Thank 729ashleyr
Tacoma, Washington
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The food was good. However, we made the mistake of going on a Saturday morning at 10. We were seated after only 10 minutes, which we took as a good sign. Wrong. We should have left after waiting quite awhile for our order to be taken. Then, it was over 45 minutes before we received our food, without any heads... More 

Thank Snowbow
University Place, Washington
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Liked the atmosphere. It was like walking into so many of the places I used to frequent on the coast of Maine. It was warm and comforting. The food was good and what I expected. The prices were great.

Thank Tlee62
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

I had read good reviews of Shakabrah Java so I was looking forward to using a Groupon coupon and treating a friend to lunch. We went on Tuesday December 30, 2014 about 12:45 pm. Upon entering, the hostess told us to go back to the cash register where she gave us each a menu and took our orders. I also... More 

Thank Karen M
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Make sure your party is all there before you ask for a table. The food was very good and everybody was able to find something to eat!

Thank Maimeymento
Federal Way, Washington
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485 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Well I have walked by this place on my way to Legendary Doughnuts and it always looks busy. So I was in Tacoma this morning and thought I would give this breakfast hot spot a try. The service and feel of the place were fantastic the breakfast nothing special the link sausages were not good looked like the cheap little... More 

Thank chefjeff60
Lacey, Washington
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227 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We go there just to hang out and relax and enjoy a good breakfast. We usually sit on the self-serve side and love to watch the people who patronize Shakabrah. It's like a slice of Tacoma --very multi-cultural, low key and fun.

Thank AnnaDan M
Tacoma, WA
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238 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Going out for breakfast is my favorite dining experience. There are many good choices in the Tacoma area, but this is one of the best. First, I like the atmosphere. Growing up in the area, this building was once a florist shop I often used buying flowers for proms and special occasions, so there is that nostalgia. The wait staff... More 

Thank RetiredTraveler2009
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I go here about once a month for a relaxed breakfast with either a friend or my husband. The food is good, service is quick. The first part of the restaurant as you come in is self service and they have full service in the back. It's casual and a great place to grab a bite.

1 Thank emswim
Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Went for breakfast and was very disappointed. Service was nonexistent as we waited a very long time for someone to take our order and for our food to arrive. While we were waiting for someone to take our order, the boy who brought us water along with his “colleagues” were standing around either talking with each other or texting on... More 

Thank HCM77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2686 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406-7205
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-572-2787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?