Have you read Rob Phillip's book The Cascade Killer? I'm not going to give you any spoilers but there is mention of this restaurant without saying it's this restaurant. How fun would it be to eat there while reading the book!?
This is a staple in the Yakima Valley and I'll be honest, it was looking a little scary during the pandemic. First, they closed their doors and there were rumors that it might not open again. That was heartbreaking to hear, I know I'm not the only one who grew up enjoying late-night coffee and chats with friends there, so I am SO happy to help spread the word that NOT ONLY are they open, but Mel (the owner) is STILL bringing coffee to your booth or helping you check-out.
You have a few options for your meal is consumed. You can dine inside the restaurant or order and they'll give you a buzzer to sit out on the open patio underneath an umbrella. A future date I plan on taking my husband on. If you were going to take your order to-go you also have the option of eating it in your car, meaning they aren't going to pack it up in a bag or the usual packed-up option.