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.