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

Maysa holds unique status in the world of R&B/Jazz. Her incomparably lush, sensuous vocals have garnered her legions of loyal, loving fans. As featured vocalist of the UK super group Incognito, core member of Stevie Wonder’s Wonderlove and, of course, through her own albums and concerts, Maysa has been thrilling R&B and Jazz audiences for […]
2013 release from the veteran Jazz outfit. A Rise In The Road is indeed an appropriate title for a time-honored ensemble that has never been fearful of facing newer musical horizons, not to mention the myriad challenges of life itself. Produced by Ferrante, Mintzer and Kennedy, A Rise In The Road stands shoulder-to-shoulder with their […]
Larry Corban’s debut trio recording was created in the company of bassist Harvie S (#1 CD on Billboard Charts 2013, “Witchcraft” duo with Kenny Barron) and drummer Steve Williams (Shirley Horn’s drummer for 25 years). The essence of this band can be described as “the sound of Wes Montgomery playing Countdown in 5/4 with the […]
Bobby McFerrin brings it all back home with his new album, spirityouall, re-imagining Americana with beloved spirituals and original songs. Bobby invites us along on his everyday search for grace, wisdom, and freedom, embracing bluegrass and the baroque, heartfelt lyrics and wordless melodies, joy and sorrow. He throws some unexpected new ingredients into the melting […]
But Beautiful is Brandon Bernstein’s debut CD as a bandleader. The CD features  ten jazz standards performed by Brandon on guitar, legendary bassist Putter Smith (formally with Thelonious Monk) and one of Los Angeles finest drummers, Kendall Kay. On But Beautiful the trio takes standards we all know, and love and reinterpret them, infusing the tracks […]
With new song offerings from Alan Sparhawk of Low, Nick Lowe, and three new Jeff Tweedy originals, One True Vine is at once a darker and more uplifting album than its Grammy-winning predecessor, You Are Not Alone. Anchored by reinventions of two ’70s classics – Funkadelic’s ‘Can You Get To That?’ and the Staple Singer’s […]
Any time that Grammy winning bassist, composer,arranger and bandleader Christian McBride steps into the studio or onto a stage he plays what could be called “people music,” but it’s a particularly apt title for the second release by his hard-swinging acoustic quintet Inside Straight. Four years after Kind of Brown, the band’s acclaimed debut album, […]
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 […]

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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 http://wfaradio.com