Food + Dining: Natalia’s Cafe Officially Opens for Dine-In Seating


Camas, WA — After nearly seven months of offering takeout only meals due to the corona virus pandemic, Natalia’s Cafe is now open for dine-in seating at 50 percent capacity.

“After careful and methodical planning, we felt it was time to make this change for our customers,” said Erica Slothower, owner of Natalia’s Cafe. “We are following to the letter all the COVID-19 guidelines, which includes mask wearing upon entrance, frequent hand sanitization, and when walking in the cafe you need to wear a face covering. It’s fine for customers to sit down without face coverings, and we’re only operating at 50 percent capacity in the dining area.”

Slothower said the cafe will continue takeout services, and asks for patience.

“It’ll still be first come, first served seating like we used to do,” said Slothower. “We’re excited about being able to do this.”

Natalia’s spent Friday making sure all the processes worked as they served their first day of dine-in customers, who all looked very pleased.

Sheila Schmid was one of the first customers to dine in with her son, Drake. She found out about the opening on Thursday and made sure to get a good window seat during the clear, crisp Friday morning.

“I love coming here,” said Drake. “And, I especially love drinking my hot chocolate.”

Wendy DelBosque has been mostly working solo since March with a reprieve here and there.

“Today has been a big change,” said DelBosque. “I’ve been a little nervous, but it’s great to have customers back inside.”

Natalia’s Cafe is open seven days a week from 8 am-2 pm. They do recommend calling ahead, and still encourage takeout orders — call 360.844.5968.

437 NE 4th Avenue Camas, WA 98607

Natalia’s Concierge, Mr. Cole.
Happy customers.
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