Thanks To Our Loyal Customers

This past May 1, 2016 Eliot E-Mat Café celebrated its 16th year of service to the community. Many may not know it but the store has faced many challenges but continues its reputation as a solid and valued community owned business. It has resisted the temptation to sell many addictive products at the expense of community health. It continues to be a safe, clean and attractive place to get a sandwich, sip an espresso, have a meeting and do your laundry.

The current hours of operation are:

  • 7 am to 8 pm Monday thru Friday.
  • Weekend hours are 8 am to 6 pm.


Please call ahead for your large sandwich orders (503) 280-8889 or just stop in for a cup of the famous Stumptown coffee at 2808 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Ste. B (the old Standard Dairy building in the Eliot neighborhood on the corner of NE Stanton and MLK.)

  • The CyberCafe computers have been upgraded to make your Internet experience faster and more enriched, and to expand your software program capabilities.
  • The printing, copying and faxing are all new and state-of-the art so you get fast, high quality, results and short wait times.
  • The entertainment capabilities have been upgraded to feature an additional big-screen television and audio with 5.1 surround sound.

New JazzUSA Reviews

Getting to the Downbeat… ” Why produce a Jazz recording with the Muck? The answer is the inertia of a chance meeting. More than ten years ago, when relocating to California to head the jazz program at CSU, Fullerton, Glenn Cashman and I were simultaneously out and about viewing dwelling spaces. We arrived at the […]
Robin Bessiers debut album, Other Side of Forever is a musical journey — a kaleidoscope of musical influences and philosophical perspectives, including five never-before recorded originals, and fresh takes on a few select jazz standards. Bessiers crystalline vocals are met with lush arrangements that include all six members of the band on-deck; small combos that […]
The scope of keyboardist-composer-producer George Dukes imprint on jazz and pop music over the past forty years is almost impossible to calculate. He has collaborated with some of the most prominent figures in the industry. A producer since the 1980s, he has crafted scores of fine recordings many of them GRAMMY? winners for artists representing […]
A plethora of captivating artists join Booker on his upcoming celebratory return to Stax Records, including Anthony Hamilton, Raphael Saadiq, Mayer Hawthorne, Estelle, Vintage Trouble, Luke James and James Jay Picton among many others. Gary Clark Jr., Poncho Sanchez, and Sheila E. also contribute their singular instrumental prowess to the soulful tracks among this highly […]
Matt Herskowitz blends jazz and classical influences on his new solo piano recording titled Upstairs. Released on Justin Time Records, the CD was recorded live at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 6, 2011. Upstairs is Mr. Herskowitzs follow up to his 2010 acclaimed Jerusalem Trilogy and features songs composed […]
Dave Koz is joined by a front line of top-notch horn players (Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot & Gerald Albright) to re-interpret an array of powerhouse horn-heavy songs made famous by Tower of Power, Chicago, EW&F, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Ronnie Laws, Blood Sweat & Tears and others. Three of the world’s best […]
After four years of touring and developing “An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole,” the legendary George Benson makes his most inspired album: Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. The recording is one of the most meaningful of Benson’s career and is a testament to the spirit of Cole’s timeless body of work. Benson’s […]
Now in its 30th year, the Keith Jarrett Trio is widely considered, as the NY Times recently remarked, to have set the gold standard for jazz groups, and this sparkling concert recording from 2009 is issued to mark a milestone anniversary. The Somewhere in which the Standards trio find themselves is Lucerne, Switzerland with a […]
Magnetic marks Terence Blanchard’s return to Blue Note Records after an eight-year sojourn in which he wrote and performed large scale works for film, and cut smaller group offerings for Concord. He utilizes his fine live band in the studio here — tenor saxophonist Brice Winston, drummer Kendrick Scott, dazzling pianist Fabian Almazan, and 21-year-old […]

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J.W. Friday back on the Air!

Saturday night from 8:00 to Midnight J.W. Friday is back on the air spinning old-school grooves. Click the player below and listen to all of our DJs spin the jams 24 hours a day, or visit us and get the Android App at